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Also Known As: Died: December 6, 1993
Born: May 31, 1908 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Corrina, Corrina (1994) as Grandpa Harry
Set in Los Angeles circa 1959, sparks fly between a widower and his African American housekeeper, the only person who can get through to his emotionally troubled daughter.
2.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) as Voice Of Shadow--The Golden Retriever
Two dogs and a cat trek across America and wind up in endless adventure
3.
Folks! (1992) as Harry Aldrich
A comedy about a successful commodities executive whose life is disrupted by his aging parents.
4.
Sunstroke (1992) as Jake
A mysterious woman travels through the Arizona desert leaving a trail of victims behind her as she supposedly tries to locate her missing daughter.
5.
Oscar (1991) as Father Clemente
Despite the bad influences that surround him, a mobster promises his dying father that he'll go straight.
6.
Oddball Hall (1991)
Two irreverent and elderly jewel thieves, masquerading as wizards of a strange fraternal order while hiding out in a remote African village, decide it's time to cash in their jewels.
7.
Coming to America (1988) as Mortimer Duke
Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that's where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince's identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.
8.
Cocoon: the Return (1988) as Art Selwyn
Art, Ben, Joe and their wives, Bess, Mary and Alma have left Earth for a planet on which they never grow older. When they come back to their home planet to visit, they remember what it's like to be human.
9.
Things Change (1988) as Gino
A fable about a shoeshine man who is pressured into taking the rap for a murder he did not commit. Prior to going off to prison he is befriended by a member of the mafia and taken on a last fling in Las Vegas.
10.
Pals (1987) as Art Riddle
Jack Stobbs and Art Riddle, two World War II comrades, are neighbors at the Shady Knoll Trailer Park. They accidently discover a suitcase filled with more than three million dollars in cash. Stobbs rationalizes that they should keep it, so they take off with the cash, and Jack's eccentric mother, Fe
11.
Harry And The Hendersons (1987) as Dr Wallace Wrightwood
After Mr. Henderson's car accidentally hits Harry, his life is turned upside down as he and his family make friends with the real-life Bigfoot.
12.
Masterpiece Of Murder, A (1986) as Frank Aherne
Bob Hope, in his first made-for-TV movie as well as his first starring film in over a dozen years, teamed with veteran actor Don Ameche, playing a down-on-his-luck gumshoe and a wealthy retired master thief, respectively, to solve a string of art thefts and murders involving a stellar (by TV standar
13.
Cocoon (1985) as Art Selwyn
A group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens after swimming in a pool.
14.
Trading Places (1983) as Mortimer Duke
Wealthy brothers conspire to switch the fortunes of a young investor and a man from the hood.
15.
Gidget Gets Married (1972) as Otis Ramsey
The next-to-last screen adventure of Gidget. In this pilot film, Gidget has finally been married off, and rebels against the social caste system in her husband's company. Monie Ellis, daughter of veteran actress Mona Freeman, followed a long line of up-and-coming actresses in the starring role: Sandra Dee (1959), Deborah Walley (1961), Cindy Carol (1963), Sally Field (1965 TV series), and Karen Valentine (1969 TV movie). Like one or two of her predecessors, Monie Ellis seems to have vanished from the show business scene.
16.
The Boatniks (1970) as Commander Taylor
17.
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came (1970) as Colonel Flanders
18.
Rings Around the World (1966) as John Shawcross
19.
Picture Mommy Dead (1966) as Edward Shelly
A woman is released from an asylum after the shock suffered during the death of her mother.
20.
A Fever in the Blood (1961) as Sen. A. S. Simon
A former governor is murdered and his killer's trial is sensationalized in the media.
21.
Slightly French (1949) as John Gayle
An out-of-work movie director turns a carnival girl into a French heiress to make her a star.
22.
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Richard Courtland
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
23.
That's My Man (1947) as Joe Grange
24.
So Goes My Love (1946) as Hiram Stevens Maxim
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
25.
Guest Wife (1945) as Joe Parker
26.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as
Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions.
27.
Wing and a Prayer (1944) as Cmdr. "Bingo" Harper
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their individual worries and concerns, but become increasingly frustrated at their avoidance of combat, for reasons unknown to them. But in the end, all get their chance to fight.
28.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Kenneth Harvey
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer's songs so he can produce a musical.
29.
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Henry Van Cleve
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
30.
Happy Land (1943) as Lew Marsh
31.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Ken Douglas
Following three flops in a row, Broadway stage producer Willard Samson (William Gaxton)is told by wealthy divorcee Donna Davis (Cobina Wright, Jr.)that she will finance a show but only if she is the star. The fact she can neither sing, act nor dance does not deter Samson. His press agent, Ken Douglas (Don Ameche), lives in a theatrical boarding house run by his friend from vaudeville, Larry Martin (Jack Oakie), where he meets Jeanie Maxwell (Janet Blair), singing teacher and aspiring songwriter from, of course, Altoona, Pa., who has come to New York to sell her songs. Samson is not interested in her songs as much as he is her stage abilities, but he can't get rid of Donna. Ken is also plugging for Samson to use the vaudeville acts, living at the boarding house, who can't get work because there is no more vaudeville, despite the fact that some of the acts are examples of what killed vaudeville in the first place. The show appears to have potential, with the exception of Donna, when Ken convinces her she is the perfect "outdoorable girl" for a publicity campaign and takes her to the countryside. Samson frames them as being dangerous counterfeiters and they are arrested by the country sheriff (Lee 'Lasses' White), and Samson rushes Jeanie into the star role for the final dress rehearsal. But Donna is released from jail, returns to the show for opeing night and it is a miserable flop. Jeanie returns to Altoona, Samson goes on a drunken binge and Ken tries to save the show by convincing Donna into quitting.
32.
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Dwight Dawson
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
33.
Girl Trouble (1942) as Pedro Sullivan
34.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Mitch [Mitchell]
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
35.
The Feminine Touch (1941) as John Hathaway
An author writing a book on jealousy discovers his wife is an expert on the subject.
36.
Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941) as Lloyd Lloyd
37.
That Night in Rio (1941) as Larry Martin/Baron [Manuel] Duarte
An entertainer (Ameche) in Rio impersonates a wealthy arisocrat (also Ameche). When the aristocrat's wife (Faye) asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.
38.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Phil O'Neil [McNeil]
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
39.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Edward Solomon
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
40.
Four Sons (1940) as Chris [Bern]
A Czech family is torn apart by violence and political conflicts during the rise of Nazi Germany in this 1940 drama. Frau Bernie's four sons all choose different paths: pro-Czech, pro-Nazi, and toward America. The mother becomes an eyewitness to tragedy as she begins to lose her sons to the war. Based on the 1928 film of the same name, which was set during World War I.
41.
Swanee River (1940) as Stephen Foster
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
42.
Down Argentine Way (1940) as Ricardo Quintano
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
43.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Michael Linnett Connors
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
44.
Midnight (1939) as Tibor Czerny
An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.
45.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) as Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of marriage until his experiments are complete. He invents the telephone, marries and becomes rich and famous, though his happiness is threatened when a rival company sets out to ruin him.
46.
The Three Musketeers (1939) as D'Artagnan
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
47.
Josette (1938) as David Brossard, Jr.
Two young men (Ameche and Young) try to wrest their father (Collier) from the clutches of a gold digger (Birell) but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer (Simon) with whom they both fall in love.
48.
Happy Landing (1938) as Jimmy Hall
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
49.
Gateway (1938) as Dick [Court]
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
50.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Charlie Dwyer
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
51.
In Old Chicago (1938) as Jack O'Leary
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
52.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Peter Nostrand
53.
Love Is News (1937) as Martin J. Canavan
54.
Love Under Fire (1937) as Tracy Egan
55.
One in a Million (1937) as Bob Harris
56.
You Can't Have Everything (1937) as George Macrae, also known as George Blake
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve...
57.
Ladies in Love (1936) as Dr. Rudi Imri
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own.
58.
Ramona (1936) as Alessandro
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
59.
Sins of Man (1936) as Karl Freyman/Mario Singarelli
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.

Cast (special)

60.
Our Shining Moment (1991) as Papa
A pilot for a unsold series about a middle-class family. Set in 1963, an unbreakable father-son bond is forged when the thirteen-year-old son is expelled from school and runs into his secretly out-of-work dad in the park.
61.
1990 King Orange Jamboree Parade (1990) as Grand Marshall
A prime-time television presentation of the fifty-seventh annual King Orange Jamboree Parade from Miami, Florida.
62.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1989)
A broadcast of the twelfth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1989 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are singer Harry Belafonte, actress Claudette Colbert, musical comedy star Mary Martin, ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova, and composer William Schuma
63.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1987)
The tenth annual special celebrating the performing arts and honoring some of the world's most distinguised artists for lifetime achievement: singer Perry Como, actress Bette Davis, singer and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., musician Nathan Milstein, and choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The program was ta
64.
59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1987)
Live coverage of the fifty-ninth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
65.
12th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1986)
An awards ceremony honoring America's favorite performers in the fields of television, motion pictures, and music hosted by John Denver.
66.
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
67.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1985)
Taped at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the special celebrates the performing arts and honors six of the world's most distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their respective fields. The honorees are choreographer Merce Cunningham, actress Irene Dunne, comedian Bob Hope, writer/ly
68.
Not in Front of the Kids (1984) as Ben Rosen
A pilot, set in California, about Ben and Millie Rosen, a middle-aged couple who are temporarily caring for their grandchildren, Amy and Jimmy, while their parents are away. The story depicts the comic events that occur as the older and younger generations attempt to adjust to each other.
69.
Boston and Kilbride (1979) as Armand Beller
The story of Tom Boston and Jim Kilbride, a pair of freewheeling private detectives. In the pilot episode, Boston and Kilbride team with Jill Miller, a pilot, in a mission that takes them to Central America, where they seek to snatch a stolen jet and return it to its rightful owner in the United Sta
70.
Shepherd's Flock (1971) as Dr Hewitt; The Bishop
The story of Jack Shepherd, an ex-football player turned minister, and his misadventures as he attempts to control his quick temper and adjust to a new life and responsibilities. In the pilot episode, Jack seeks a way to raise money for his church, which has been destroyed by fire.
71.
High Button Shoes (1956) as Henry Longstreet
The story of a charming confidence man (Harrison Floy) and his efforts to con a young couple (Sara and Henry Longstreet) into believing that they will make a remarkable profit from the sale of their family property.

Music (special)

72.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1989) as Song Performer ("You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me")
A broadcast of the twelfth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1989 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are singer Harry Belafonte, actress Claudette Colbert, musical comedy star Mary Martin, ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova, and composer William Schuma

Cast (short)

73.
Week End in Hollywood (1947)
This short film promoting Hollywood tourism offers brief looks at several of the town's landmarks.

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