Co-hosted (with Frances Langford) the DuMont network's variety show, "Startime"
Hosted (via the role of the "stage manager") the ABC variety series revamp of "Holiday Hotel" entitled "Don's Musical Playhouse"
Last TV-movie, "Sunstroke"
Made film acting debut in a dual role (the two sons of Jean Hersholt) in "The Sins of Man"
Made first film appearance in a promotional short entitled "Beauty at the World's Fair"
Made first of six films opposite Alice Faye, "You Can't Have Everything"
Co-hosted (with Frances Langford) the ABC variety show, "The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show"
Hosted the short-lived ABC game show, "Take a Chance"
Last feature film appearance in a work released during his lifetime, "Folks!"
Made Broadway debut in a small role as a butler in "Jerry for Short"
Made first TV movie, "Shadow Over Elveron" (NBC)
Made last Broadway appearance replacing Spalding Gray as the Stage Manager in a revival of "Our Town"; production also featured Helen Hunt and Jason Gedrick
Stage appearances in the 1950s and 60s include roles in the shows "Holiday for Lovers", "Goldilocks" and "Henry, Sweet Henry"
Starred in TV adaptations of such stage shows as the musical "High Button Shoes" (1956) and the comedy "Junior Miss" (1957)
Was a regular on the NBC variety show, "The Jack Carson Show"
Finished shooting a major supporting role opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta in "Corrina, Corrina" just weeks before he died; played Liotta's father; filmed released posthumously
Hosted the syndicated drama anthology program, "The Don Ameche Theater"
Made screen test at MGM; test was considered unsuccessful and Ameche was not signed by the studio
Moved to New York to begin professional career
Played a leading role on the radio series, "The Bickersons", opposite Frances Langford
Played signature role in "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell"
Returned to Broadway; played first leading role onstage in the musical "Silk Stockings"
Was a regular on the NBC 15-minute variety show, "Coke Time with Eddie Fisher"
Was diagnosed with prostate cancer which had already spread considerably 13 months before he died
Was regularly on "The Chase & Sanborn Hour" in the mid-1930s; worked opposite W C Fields and Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, among others
Began performing on the radio at age 22; acted in "The First Nighter" and "Grand Hotel", among other shows
Feature film career revived with role in "Trading Places"
Hosted (via the role of the "hotel manager") the ABC variety show, "Holiday Hotel", set in that fictional hotel's "Pelican Room"
Made last films under 20th Century-Fox contract, "A Wing and a Prayer" and "Greenwich Village"; began freelancing
Moved with his family to New York; worked on his singing and speaking voice with trainers so that he would not need a microphone
Returned to feature films to act in "A Fever in the Blood"
Reunited with Alice Faye for a national tour of the musical, "Good News"
Ringmastered the popular NBC circus variety show, "International Showtime"
Signed by 20th Century-Fox at $1500 a week after studio head Daryl F Zanuck saw Ameche's screen test for MGM (date approximate)
Supplied the voice of Shadow, the Golden Retriever, for "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey"
Toured briefly with singer and entertainer Texas Guinan as part of her vaudeville act
Was cast in a college production while at the University of Wisconsin; began acting in stock theater in Madison