Don Ameche - Quotes

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God was awfully good to me during the good days. I cherish the old days, but I don't miss them.

God was awfully good to me during the good days. I cherish the old days, but I don't miss them.

I think this is the sweetest tribute I have ever seen in this town. ---->>>

I'm a very contented, peaceful man. I made mistakes, yes, but I accepted them, and, I hope, graciously. ---->>>

I'm not like Henry Fonda. He lives to act. I've just had a dedication to do the best I could. When I don't have challenges, the days get long. But I do enjoy being on stage. If I do good work, I get a kick out of that. ---->>>

I've deliberately studied many things that I know, going in, I won't be able to assimilate. I read Plato, St. Thomas, the mystics, to exercise my mind. ---->>>

I never 'went Hollywood.' Perhaps some of my behavior was detrimental to my career, but I couldn't go the route of Hollywood parties. ---->>>

I've seen my performances. I don't like them. ---->>>

The camera was kind to me. But I was never a screen personality like Gable or Flynn. The camera did something with their faces that was special. ---->>>

By 1949, there was no more work for me out there, and I went to New York in 1950 and just did whatever I could. Mainly television. Some Broadway. A lot of dinner theater work, which is not a very satisfactory medium. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I was surprised I was nominated for an Oscar because 'Cocoon' was such an ensemble picture. But now I'm certain it wasn't only for 'Cocoon.' It was a lifetime award, so I accepted it in that vein, and it probably meant more from a recognition standpoint. ---->>>

In the old days, before there was such a thing as film schools, directors learned the camera by watching other directors, and learning from their own dailies, and listening to the cameraman, and seeing what would work. Some of those guys could cut their movies in their head. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

There are directors you never, ever want to get close to. Lubitsch was one. Outside of the work, I don't think I ever said five words to him. Mamet was pretty much the same thing. His mind is working all the time. ---->>>

There will be no 'Mommie Dearest' in the lives of my children, and no books like the one the Crosby boy wrote about Bing, or Bette Davis's daughter has written. My children love me very much, and they are loved. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-31, 1908
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Die: 12-06, 1993
Occupation: Actor
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Don Ameche (born Dominic Felix Amici; ; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor and voice artist. After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a major radio star in the early 1930s, which led to the offer of a movie contract from 20th Century Fox in 1935. As a handsome, debonaire leading man in 40 films over the next 14 years, he was a popular star in comedies, dramas, and musicals (wikipedia)