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Who is Leon Ames?
Leon Ames was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland as one of his daughters, Little Women, On Moonlight Bay and By the Light of the Silvery Moon. The fathers whom Ames portrayed were often somewhat stuffy and exasperated by the younger generation, but ultimately kind and understanding. His most famous role came as DA Kyle Sackett from the film The Postman Always Rings Twice.
- also known as Leon Wycoff, Leon Waycoff, Harry Wycoff, Leon Wykoff
- born on (113 years ago) in Portland, child of Charles Elmer Wycoff and Cora A. Wycoff
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Actor, businessperson
- died on (22 years ago) in Los Angeles of stroke
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The Disney Song Encyclopedia (2009)
by Thomas S. Hischak, Mark A. Robinson
With Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hewitt. DVD Monkeys, Go Home! Film (1967). With Dean Jones, Maurice Chevalier, ...
Dictionary of Pseudonyms (2010)
13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. by Adrian Room
Jennifer Ames see Maysie Greig Leon Ames: Leon Waycoff (1903– 1993), U.S. ...
by Christopher H. Sterling
NORMAN GILLILAND See also WHA and Wisconsin Public Radio Actors Jay Fitts, Pat King, Carol Cowan, Karl Schmidt, and Martha Van Cleef, Meryl Streep, Vincent Gardenia, Laurence Luckinbill, Brock Peters, Lurene Tuttle, Leon Ames, etc. Producers/ Directors Karl Schmidt, Howard Gelman, Daniel Freudenberger Programming History NPR ...
by Geoff Mayer
This was a more complex entry that begins with Moto escaping from Devil's Island with a criminal, Pierre Brissac (Leon Ames ). In Mr. Moto 's Last Warning (1939), one of the best films in the series, the setting ...
by James M. Welsh, Gene D. Phillips, Rodney F. Hill
Leon Ames (Barney Alvorg), Randy Bourne, Helen Hunt (Beth Bodell). RUNNING TIME: (DeLuxe). PREM|ERE: October 5, I986 (New York Film Festival). DVD: Sony Pictures. I03 minutes. Color After the ...
Encyclopedia of Film Noir (2007)
by Geoff Mayer, Brian McDonnell
Leon Ames (Kyle Sackett), Audrey Totter (Madge Gorland), ...
by Paul Dickson
McGraw, always a quick shifter, yanked him at once and substituted Leon Ames” (Cincinnati Enquirer, May 17, 1908; Peter Morris). shillalah Var. of shillelagh. usage note. The term has been used as a verb. “[Pat Martin] lasted only three innings, but it was quite long enough for the Nationals to put the game on ice. They shillalahed with abandon and bumping him for six hits, including a double and home run, jumped away with a five-run lead” (J.V. Fitz Gerald, The ...
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