A report on Don Ameche

Ameche on the set of International Showtime in 1964
Ameche and Carmen Miranda in That Night in Rio (1941)
Ameche in 1946
Ameche in the 1938 film Alexander's Ragtime Band
Ameche in Down Argentine Way (1940)
Jack Haley (left), Alice Faye (center), Don Ameche and Tyrone Power (right) in a trailer for Alexander's Ragtime Band.

American actor, comedian and vaudevillian.

- Don Ameche
Ameche on the set of International Showtime in 1964

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Miranda in the New York Sunday News (1941)

Carmen Miranda

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Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress and film star who was active from the late 1920s onwards.

Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress and film star who was active from the late 1920s onwards.

Miranda in the New York Sunday News (1941)
Travessa do Comércio in Rio de Janeiro; Miranda lived at number 13 when she was young.
Miranda in 1930
Poster for the 1936 Brazilian film, Hello, Hello, Carnival!
Bud Abbott (left) and Lou Costello with Miranda
Miranda in 1943
Miranda with Don Ameche in That Night in Rio (1941)
In 1941 Miranda was invited to leave her hand and (high-heeled) footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the first Latin American to do so.
Doll Face (1945), Miranda's first black-and-white film for Fox
Andy Russell and Miranda in Copacabana (1947)
Miranda and her husband, David Sebastian
Scarf worn by Miranda in her final performance, an episode of The Jimmy Durante Show filmed 4 August 1955
Miranda's grave in São João Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro
Miranda's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Miranda in a 1945 advertisement for a General Electric FM radio in The Saturday Evening Post
Daffy Duck as Miranda in Yankee Doodle Daffy, 1943
Miranda's hand- and footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
The Museu da Imagem e do Som do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro Museum of Image and Sound) on Copacabana Beach in June 2014. The building will house the Carmen Miranda Museum collection.
Miranda's dresses and photos exhibited at the Museum in Rio de Janeiro.

The following year she made her first Hollywood film, Down Argentine Way with Don Ameche and Betty Grable and her exotic clothing and Lusophone accent became her trademark.

Grable in the 1950s

Betty Grable

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American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer.

American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer.

Grable in the 1950s
Grable in a scene from Down Argentine Way (1940)
Grable in the film Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Grable and Carmen Miranda in hit Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Grable's iconic over-the-shoulder pose from 1943 (taken to hide the fact she was visibly pregnant) was a World War II bestseller, showing off her "Million Dollar Legs".
Grable with Marilyn Monroe (left) and Lauren Bacall (right) in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Grable's daughters Victoria Elizabeth and Jessica watch her rehearse for her TV debut on Shower of Stars (1954)
Grable's crypt at Inglewood Park Cemetery
Grable's handprint/signature in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Fox cast Grable in a succession of Technicolor musicals during the decade that were immensely popular, co-starring with such leading men as Victor Mature, Don Ameche, John Payne, and Tyrone Power.

20th Century Studios

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American film production studio headquartered at the Fox Studio Lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles.

American film production studio headquartered at the Fox Studio Lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles.

Carmen Miranda as Dorita in The Gang's All Here. In 1946, she was the highest-paid actress in the United States.
Alice Faye as Baroness Cecilia Duarte, Don Ameche as Larry Martin and Baron Manuel Duarte, and Carmen Miranda as Carmen in That Night in Rio, produced by Fox in 1941
The 20th Century-Fox logo depicted in a 1939 advertisement in Boxoffice
From the 1952 film Viva Zapata!
The entrance to 20th Century's studio lot
Fox Plaza, Century City headquarters completed in 1987
The Fox Broadcasting Company's Los Angeles studios in 2005
A horizontal version of 20th Century Studios' current print logo, used for branding films (mainly Hulu/Star originals produced by them). The first film to use this was Vacation Friends.
Logo for Fox-Paramount Home Entertainment

After the merger was completed, Zanuck signed young actors to help carry 20th Century-Fox: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Sonja Henie, and Betty Grable.

Faye in 1934

Alice Faye

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American actress and singer.

American actress and singer.

Faye in 1934
Alice Faye in That Night in Rio (1941)
Alice Faye, Phil Baker, and Carmen Miranda in The Gang's All Here (1943)
Alice Faye (center), Jack Haley (left), Don Ameche, and Tyrone Power (right), in a trailer for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Alice Faye and Phil Harris with their daughters, Alice and Phyllis, in 1948
Alice Faye's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In the film, she appeared with two of her most frequent co-stars, Tyrone Power and Don Ameche, as it was customary for studios to pair their contract players together in more than one film.

Theatrical release poster

Down Argentine Way

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1940 American musical film made in Technicolor by Twentieth Century Fox.

1940 American musical film made in Technicolor by Twentieth Century Fox.

Theatrical release poster
Boyd Theatre advertisement for the film Down Argentine Way (1940).
Don Ameche
Betty Grable
Carmen Miranda
Charlotte Greenwood
Leonid Kinskey

It also starred Don Ameche, The Nicholas Brothers, Charlotte Greenwood, and J. Carrol Naish.

Jim Ameche in 1940.

Jim Ameche

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American radio actor who is most notable for his role as radio's original Jack Armstrong on Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy.

American radio actor who is most notable for his role as radio's original Jack Armstrong on Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy.

Jim Ameche in 1940.

When his elder brother, Don, left his position as the host and announcer for The Chase and Sanborn Hour in the early 1940s, Jim took over for the remainder of the show's run.

Don Ameche and Frances Langford as John and Blanche Bickerson.

The Bickersons

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Radio comedy sketch series that began September 8, 1946, on NBC, moving the following year to CBS where it continued until August 28, 1951.

Radio comedy sketch series that began September 8, 1946, on NBC, moving the following year to CBS where it continued until August 28, 1951.

Don Ameche and Frances Langford as John and Blanche Bickerson.

The show's married protagonists, portrayed by Don Ameche (later by Lew Parker) and Frances Langford, spent nearly all their time together in relentless verbal war.

Swanee River (1939 film)

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Swanee River is a 1939 American film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Don Ameche, Andrea Leeds, Al Jolson, and Felix Bressart.

Alan Ameche

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American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League (NFL).

American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League (NFL).

Ameche was a cousin of actor brothers Don and Jim Ameche.

Edgar Bergen and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy with W.C. Fields on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1945

The Chase and Sanborn Hour

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Umbrella title for a series of American comedy and variety radio shows sponsored by Standard Brands' Chase and Sanborn Coffee, usually airing Sundays on NBC from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the years 1929 to 1948.

Umbrella title for a series of American comedy and variety radio shows sponsored by Standard Brands' Chase and Sanborn Coffee, usually airing Sundays on NBC from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the years 1929 to 1948.

Edgar Bergen and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy with W.C. Fields on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1945
Edgar Bergen and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy with W.C. Fields on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1945
The new cast member, W.C. Fields, with Walter Winchell in 1937

Initially this incarnation of the program also featured as regulars master of ceremonies Don Ameche, singers Dorothy Lamour and Nelson Eddy, and for the first 16 weeks, comedian W.C. Fields, accompanied by a different guest star each week.