The movie actor Don Ameche died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
He starred in The Bickersons with Frances Langford and appeared in Cocoon. His other films include Dante’s Inferno, Odball Hall, and Oscar.
He was married to Honore Prendergast for fifty-four years. The couple had six children together.
“I never considered acting while growing up. I just knew I didn’t want to go into the saloon business: I wanted to get away from Kenosha. And once I left, never, ever did it cross my mind to go back. I went to college and thought I’d study law.” (Don Ameche)
“My father ran a saloon in Kenosha, Wis., which is just about as rough a living as I can think of. It was brutal; it scared the hell out of me. I was so petrified all the while I was a child, I didn’t know what I was doing half the time.” (Don Ameche)
“I think this is the sweetest tribute I have ever seen in this town.” (Don Ameche)
“God was awfully good to me during the good days. I cherish the old days, but I don’t miss them.” (Don Ameche)
“I’m a very contented, peaceful man. I made mistakes, yes, but I accepted them, and, I hope, graciously.” (Don Ameche)