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Also Known As: Died: October 12, 1993
Born: January 20, 1902 Cause of Death: complications resulting from a stroke
Birth Place: Portland, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1925:
Joined Charles K Champlin Company in Lansford, Pennsylvania; first as general business manager, then as actor in small parts
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Toured with stock companies
1932:
First film as actor, "Murders in the Rue Morgue"
1933:
Broadway debut in "It Pays to Sin"
1933:
Was one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
1934:
Gave up his membership on SAG's board of directors because he was too busy with acting roles (date approximate)
1935:
Changed name to Ames, with film "Strangers All"
1943:
Signed to seven-year contract with MGM; first film under contract, "Meet Me in St. Louis"
1945:
Rejoined board of directors of SAG, replacing actor Charles Boyer
1947:
Served as recording secretary of SAG
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Became businessman on the side as owner and vice president of Studio City Ford Company
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Served as first vice president of SAG
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Served as president of SAG
1979:
Named a president emeritus of SAG
1986:
Last feature credit, "Peggy Sue Got Married"

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