Don Ameche in the afterlife in Heaven Can Wait

Don Ameche (1908 - 1993)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Ramona (1936) [Alessandro]: Shot to death by John Carradine.
  • Sins of Man (1936) [Karl Freyman/Gabriel Freyman a.k.a. Mario Signarelli]: Playing a dual role as brothers, "Karl" is killed in a plane crash. ("Gabriel/Mario" survives the movie.)
  • In Old Chicago (1938) [Jack O'Leary]: Shot to death by one of Brian Donlevy's men.
  • Swanee River (1939) [Stephen Foster]: Dies of a heart attack.
  • Lillian Russell (1940) [Edward Solomon]: Dies of typhoid fever.
  • Heaven Can Wait (1943) [Henry Van Cleve]: Dies in his sleep (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; the movie begins with him arriving in the afterlife, as he proceeds to tell his life story to Laird Cregar. (For the afterlife scenes and the later-life flashbacks, Don is made up to look much older than he actually was at the time.)
  • Sleep, My Lovely (1948) [Richard W Courtland]: Shot down by George Coulouris after George realises he's being set up as the patsy to be killed by Ameche's unsuspecting wife Claudette Colbert. (Thanks to Brian)
  • A Fever in the Blood (1961) [Senator Alex S. Simon]: Dies in the hospital while talking to Efrem Zimbalist Jr., after having had a heart attack during an argument with Angie Dickinson. (Thanks to Gordon)

TV DeathsEdit

None known.

Notable ConnectionsEdit

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