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Leon Ames

  • Jan 20, 1902 - Oct 12, 1993 (age 91)
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1993
Leon Ames
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Leon Ames

Leon Ames passed away.
1986
Peggy Sue Got Married
MovieOct 5, 1986

Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue was one of the …
Peggy Sue was one of the most popular girls in high school, enjoying life with her friends and her boyfriend Charlie. It was the typical high school dream, until she finds herself married to Charlie and becoming a young mother. However, her life takes a serious turn, leaving her depressed and facing divorce when Charlie runs off with another woman. At her high school reunion, Peggy Sue faints and wakes up back in high school. Despite her confusion about what has happened and how to get back to her own time, Peggy realizes that she has a chance to start her life over, to avoid her depression and her marriage to Charlie. However, just because she knows the future, does that mean she can really avoid it?
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1983
Testament
MovieNov 4, 1983

Testament

A typical suburban American family find that their world is turned …
A typical suburban American family find that their world is turned upside down after a nuclear attack on the country. In an attempt to survive and figure out what to do next, this family goes through hardships in order to survive despite being scared that they may not survive for long.
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1980
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Won Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
1970
Tora! Tora! Tora!
MovieSep 23, 1970

Tora! Tora! Tora!

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on …
In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.
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1965
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
TV ShowSep 14, 1965

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Please Don't Eat the Daisies …
Please Don't Eat the Daisies is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 14, 1965 to September 2, 1967. The series was based upon the 1957 book by Jean Kerr and 1960 film starring Doris Day and David Niven.
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1964
Bewitched
TV ShowSep 17, 1964

Bewitched

Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy …
Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.
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The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
MovieJan 22, 1964

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones

The Misadventures of Merlin …
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones is a 1964 Walt Disney production starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. Kirk plays a college student who experiments with mind-reading and hypnotism, leading to run-ins with a local judge. Funicello plays his girlfriend (and sings the film's title song, accompanied by Disneyland's very own harmony quartet, The Yachtsmen, written by brothers Robert and Richard Sherman).
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1963
Son of Flubber
MovieJan 16, 1963

Son of Flubber

A sequel to the 1961 hit The Absent Minded Professor, …
A sequel to the 1961 hit The Absent Minded Professor, Disney's Son of Flubber follows the continued exploits of Professor Ned Brainard. Failing to capitalize on the financial success of his flying-rubber (Flubber), the professor returns to the lab to further refine his invention. After building a contraption which converts Flubber into a gas, the professor unwittingly embarks upon a series of discoveries and disasters. With his finances in ruin and his marriage in trouble, the professor finds himself a fugitive of the law and must fight to clear his name,and prove his invention a success.
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1962
The Beverly Hillbillies
TV ShowSep 26, 1962

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies is an …
The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom television series originally broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. The show had an ensemble cast featuring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts, a poor backwoods family from the Ozarks region who move to posh Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. The show was produced by Filmways and was created by writer Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired "country cousin" series on CBS: Petticoat Junction, and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches, country-to-city model of The Beverly Hillbillies.
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The Virginian
TV ShowSep 19, 1962

The Virginian

The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final …
The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final year) is an American Western television series starring James Drury, Doug McClure and Lee J. Cobb, which aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television network from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute Western series (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). Cobb left the series after four seasons and was replaced over the years by mature character actors John Dehner, Charles Bickford, John McIntire and Stewart Granger portraying different characters.
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1961
Father of the Bride
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TV ShowSep 29, 1961

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride is an American sitcom that aired on CBS …
Father of the Bride is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1961-62 season. Produced by MGM Television, the series was based on the 1950 film of the same title. Cast members include Leon Ames as the father of the bride, Ruth Warrick as the mother, and Myrna Fahey as the bride.
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The Absent-Minded Professor
MovieMar 16, 1961

The Absent-Minded Professor

A bumbling professor …
A bumbling professor accidently invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself.
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Mister Ed
TV ShowJan 5, 1961

Mister Ed

Mister Ed is an American television sitcom produced by …
Mister Ed is an American television sitcom produced by Filmways that originally aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961 to February 6, 1966. The show's title character – a talking horse – originally appeared in short stories by Walter R. Brooks.
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1960

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an …
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.
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My Three Sons
TV ShowSep 29, 1960

My Three Sons

My Three Sons is an American sitcom. The series ran from …
My Three Sons is an American sitcom. The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until the end of its run on April 13, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and aeronautical engineer Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray) as he raises his three sons.
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From the Terrace
MovieJul 15, 1960

From the Terrace

Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive, climbs to the top …
Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive, climbs to the top of New York's financial world as his marriage crumbles. At the brink of attaining his career goals, he is forced to choose between business success, married to the beautiful, but unfaithful Mary and starting over with his true love, the much younger Natalie.
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1957
Peyton Place
MovieDec 11, 1957

Peyton Place

It's the pre-WWII era. Peyton Place is a small town in New …
It's the pre-WWII era. Peyton Place is a small town in New England, whose leading adult citizens rule the town with their high moral standards, which they try to pass on to their offspring. The adults, especially those that wield power largely through their positions and/or through their wealth, will not tolerate anything they believe morally improper, even if there is a hint of impropriety without comprehensive evidence to back up the hints. As their offspring grow from teenagers to adults, the offspring learn that there is much hypocrisy by the adults lying underneath that façade of proper Christian morals. The offspring begin to rebel in different ways, which is brought to public scrutiny with the arrival into town of an "outsider", the new young high school principal Michael Rossi, and through a murder trial.
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1953
Sabre Jet
MovieSep 1, 1953

Sabre Jet

The story of jet pilots flying over Korea by day, from their …
The story of jet pilots flying over Korea by day, from their Itazuke Air Base in Japan, and of their wives, on station with them, who have dinner ready when they return. Jane Carter (Coleen...
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon
MovieMar 26, 1953

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the Light of the Silvery …
By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a 1953 musical film. It is the sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Like its predecessor, the movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington.
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1952
Angel Face
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MovieDec 11, 1952

Angel Face

When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with …
When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter Diane, who quickly pursues and infatuates him. Under Diane's seductive influence, Frank is soon the Tremayne chauffeur; but he begins to suspect danger under her surface sweetness. When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he'll never get out.
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1951
Cattle Drive
MovieAug 1, 1951

Cattle Drive

The spoiled young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to …
The spoiled young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard lessons of working in a team if he wants to make it to San Diego.
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On Moonlight Bay
MovieJul 26, 1951

On Moonlight Bay

The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in …
The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has unconventional ideas for the time (setting is during W.W.I, but the war does not play a major part for most of the movie). His ideas include not believing in marriage or money, which causes friction with Marjorie's father, who is the local bank vice president.
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1950
Watch the Birdie
MovieDec 11, 1950

Watch the Birdie

"Rusty" Cammeron tries to get out of debt by doing some free …
"Rusty" Cammeron tries to get out of debt by doing some free-lance newsreel photography, but his efforts fall woefully short and end in some kind of mishap. Lucia Corlaine rescues him from drowning and he falls madly in love with her. Lucia, a wealthy young lady, is trying to build a real estate project but a group of crooks and swindlers are out to stop her.
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Dial 1119
MovieNov 3, 1950

Dial 1119

A young mentally-ill killer, Gunther Wyckoff, escapes from a …
A young mentally-ill killer, Gunther Wyckoff, escapes from a mental institution, murders a bus driver and, then, takes six hostages in a bar. The gun in Wyckoff's hand kills without emotion or pity, wielded by a man bare of emotion. It begins as a moral question whether an insane killer should or should not be sent to the electric chair, but goes elsewhere before it ends.
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The Happy Years
MovieJul 7, 1950

The Happy Years

Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John …
Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John Humperdink "Dink" Stover, a student at the Lawrenceville Prepatory School, in 1896, whose family, in Eastcester, New York, have...
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The Big Hangover
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MovieMay 26, 1950

The Big Hangover

A law school graduate is hired by a top law firm but hides from …
A law school graduate is hired by a top law firm but hides from them a secret about a problem he has--he is so allergic to alcohol that one whiff of it and he passes out like a light.
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Ambush
MovieJan 13, 1950

Ambush

In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, …
In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.
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1949
Battleground
MovieNov 9, 1949

Battleground

The Battle Of The Bulge, December 1944. The US …
The Battle Of The Bulge, December 1944. The US 101st Airborne Division is holding the strategically vital town of Bastogne against overwhelming odds. We follow a squad of soldiers of the 101st as they battle the Germans, the elements and lack of supplies, equipment and ammunition.
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Scene of the Crime
MovieJul 28, 1949

Scene of the Crime

Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of …
Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are being robbed, most upsetting to the racket bosses who can't get normal police protection. Mike encounters blind alleys and double crosses, and is distracted by his wife's growing disenchantment. Lots of police slang.
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Any Number Can Play
MovieJun 30, 1949

Any Number Can Play

Any Number Can Play released.
Little Women
MovieMar 10, 1949

Little Women

The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make …
The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household while their father is away fighting in the Civil War. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, often with neighbor Laurie (Peter Lawford) as a companion. As they mature, they face burgeoning ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, all the while maintaining their unbreakable bond.
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1948
A Date with Judy
MovieJul 29, 1948

A Date with Judy

A Date with Judy is a 1948 MGM musical film starring Wallace …
A Date with Judy is a 1948 MGM musical film starring Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, and Elizabeth Taylor. Directed by Richard Thorpe, the movie was based on the radio series of the same name. The film was photographed in Technicolor and largely served to showcase the former child star Elizabeth Taylor, age 16 at the time. Taylor was given the full MGM glamor treatment, including specially designed gowns.
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The Velvet Touch
MovieJul 13, 1948

The Velvet Touch

Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her …
Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's machinations leading to the fatal argument. The next day, it appears that Valerie's former rival Marian Webster is the prime suspect. Or is suave police Captain Danbury just playing cat and mouse with her? Nicely catty dialogue.
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On an Island with You
MovieMay 3, 1948

On an Island with You

On an Island with You is a …
On an Island with You is a 1948 musical Technicolor romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe. It stars Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalbán, Cyd Charisse, Kathryn Beaumont and Jimmy Durante.
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1947
Song of the Thin Man
MovieAug 28, 1947

Song of the Thin Man

Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in …
Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.
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Undercover Maisie
MovieMar 1, 1947

Undercover Maisie

Streetwise but kind-hearted Maisie Ravier has put her vaudeville …
Streetwise but kind-hearted Maisie Ravier has put her vaudeville life behind her, but not its associated outward good looks, flash and glamor. Trying to get to New York for a job, she ...
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Lady in the Lake
MovieJan 23, 1947

Lady in the Lake

Three days before Christmas, magazine editor Adrienne …
Three days before Christmas, magazine editor Adrienne Fromsett hires private detective Philip Marlowe to find Chrystal Kingsby, her boss Derace Kingsby's wife who has apparently run off with another man, Chris Lavery. The only problem is that Lavery has been seen around town just recently and there's been no news of Chrystal for a month. Marlowe soon finds himself with a case involving three murders, a crooked cop, and stolen identities.
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1946
The Show-Off
MovieDec 1, 1946

The Show-Off

Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating …
Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating about himself to impress people. His fantastic tales of visiting China and working as a manager at his place of employment charm his blind date, quiet and lovely Amy Fisher. His false bragging and nearly burning down the Fisher home gets him in bad standing with Amy's family. But Amy is smitten and gladly accepts Aubrey's marriage proposal. Soon, Aubrey's spendthrift ways and show-off manners soon land the couple in financial and legal hot water.
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The Cockeyed Miracle
MovieOct 24, 1946

The Cockeyed Miracle

The Cockeyed Miracle is a 1946 fantasy film about a ghost …
The Cockeyed Miracle is a 1946 fantasy film about a ghost who, with the help of his father (also a ghost), stops his best friend from leaving his family penniless. The ghosts are played by Frank Morgan and Keenan Wynn, the villain by Cecil Kellaway. The film was based on the play But Not Goodbye by George Seaton.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
MovieApr 1, 1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice

A drifter hitches a ride from …
A drifter hitches a ride from the local District Attorney to an 'out of the way' restaurant/gas station owned by a man and his beautiful wife. They fall in love and together they plot the murder of her husband.
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1945
They Were Expendable
MovieDec 7, 1945

They Were Expendable

The fall of the Phillippines to the Japanese in World War II, …
The fall of the Phillippines to the Japanese in World War II, and the heroism and tragedy of the defenders, as exemplified by the story of one American PT boat squadron.
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Yolanda and the Thief
MovieNov 20, 1945

Yolanda and the Thief

Johnny Riggs, a con man on …
Johnny Riggs, a con man on the lam, finds himself in a Latin-American country named Patria. There, he overhears a convent-bred rich girl praying to her guardian angel for help in managing her tangled business affairs. Riggs decides to materialize as the girl's "angel", gains her unquestioning confidence, and helps himself to the deluded girl's millions. Just as he and his partner are about to flee Patria with their booty, Riggs realizes he has fallen in love with the girl and returns the money, together with a note that is part confession and part love letter. But the larcenous duo's escape from Patria turns out to be more difficult than they could ever have imagined.
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Week-End at the Waldorf
MovieOct 1, 1945

Week-End at the Waldorf

Anything can happen during …
Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an operation he'll die and so looks for one last romance with a beautiful but ambitious stenographer; a cub reporter tries to get the goods on a shady man's dealing with a foreign potentate. And it all happens in the opulent, grandiose New York landmark hotel as a sort of tongue-in-cheek take-off on the classic movie Grand Hotel.
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Anchors Aweigh
MovieJul 19, 1945

Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor …
Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by George Sidney and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly, with songs by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. In the film, two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, meet a young boy and his aunt, an aspiring young singer, and the sailors try to help her get an audition at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In addition to a live-action Kelly dancing with Jerry Mouse the cartoon mouse, the film also features José Iturbi, Pamela Britton, Dean Stockwell, and Sharon McManus.
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The Thin Man Goes Home
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MovieJan 25, 1945

The Thin Man Goes Home

Nick and Nora visit Nick's …
Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.
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1944
Meet Me in St. Louis
MovieNov 22, 1944

Meet Me in St. Louis

St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful …
St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.
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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
MovieNov 1, 1944

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, …
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.
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1943
Crime Doctor
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MovieJun 22, 1943

Crime Doctor

Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's …
Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a criminal.
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Leon Ames Jr.
Child1943

Leon Ames Jr.

Leon Ames Jr. born.
1940
Shelley Ames
ChildOctober 1940

Shelley Ames

Shelley Ames was born on October 26, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, …
Shelley Ames was born on October 26, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Perry Mason (1957). She died on April 14, 2015 in Huntington Beach, California, USA.
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East Side Kids
MovieFeb 10, 1940

East Side Kids

A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he …
A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for evidence to free him. Meanwhile, the prisoner's brother gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters, and inadvertently discovers the evidence that can set his brother free, if he can only get someone to believe him.
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1939
Mr. Moto in Danger Island
MovieApr 7, 1939

Mr. Moto in Danger Island

Puerto Rico has become the …
Puerto Rico has become the back door by which a criminal syndicate smuggles inexpensive contraband diamonds from South America into the United States, dramatically driving down the price of legitimate gems. After they have ruthlessly murdered a special investigator, Moto is assigned to the case. While sailing to the island he impresses Twister McGurk, a slow-witted but amiable wrestler, with his martial arts abilities and gains a loyal friend and bodyguard. When an attempt on his life fails and another government official is murdered, Moto sends authorities a fake telegram identifying himself as a criminal named Shimura and making him and the Twister wanted fugitives. That ploy allows them to infiltrate the gang and expose the criminal mastermind behind it.
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1938
Christine Gossett
Marriage1938

Christine Gossett

Born Christine Mae in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Tip and Orrie …
Born Christine Mae in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Tip and Orrie Gossett and the last surviving and youngest of three children. She had two brothers, William Thomas Gossett of Birmingham, MI and Wayne I. Gossett of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Mr. and Mrs. Gossett owned and operated hotels in Oklahoma and then in Salt Lake City, Utah. A beautiful woman, aspiring to be an actress, Gossett moved with her family to Salt Lake City, and attended the University of Utah but, after moving to Hollywood, California, eventually found herself under contract to 20th Century Fox Studios where she met her future husband of 55 years and became Mrs. Leon Ames in 1938. Christine Ames became a devoted housewife to Leon and mother to Shelley in 1940 and to Leon, Jr. in 1943. The Ames family lived in Studio City, California, for well over 30 years and, in addition to the acting profession of her late husband, Leon, she served as president of their family owned car dealerships, originally coined Gossett-Ames Ford in Studio City. Leon and Chris Ames moved to Corona del Mar in 1978 where they enjoyed a warm and comfortable retirement until the death of Leon in 1993. Christine remained in their home the remainder of her life. Christine Gossett Ames passed away peacefully October 27, 2005 in Corona del Mar, California.
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Christine Gossett
Relationship1938

Christine Gossett

Born Christine Mae in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Tip and Orrie …
Born Christine Mae in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Tip and Orrie Gossett and the last surviving and youngest of three children. She had two brothers, William Thomas Gossett of Birmingham, MI and Wayne I. Gossett of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Mr. and Mrs. Gossett owned and operated hotels in Oklahoma and then in Salt Lake City, Utah. A beautiful woman, aspiring to be an actress, Gossett moved with her family to Salt Lake City, and attended the University of Utah but, after moving to Hollywood, California, eventually found herself under contract to 20th Century Fox Studios where she met her future husband of 55 years and became Mrs. Leon Ames in 1938. Christine Ames became a devoted housewife to Leon and mother to Shelley in 1940 and to Leon, Jr. in 1943. The Ames family lived in Studio City, California, for well over 30 years and, in addition to the acting profession of her late husband, Leon, she served as president of their family owned car dealerships, originally coined Gossett-Ames Ford in Studio City. Leon and Chris Ames moved to Corona del Mar in 1978 where they enjoyed a warm and comfortable retirement until the death of Leon in 1993. Christine remained in their home the remainder of her life. Christine Gossett Ames passed away peacefully October 27, 2005 in Corona del Mar, California.
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1932
Murders in the Rue Morgue
MovieFeb 21, 1932

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Young women in Paris are …
Young women in Paris are being killed and Pierre Dupin thinks he has the solution to the crimes. He and his fiancée, Camille L'Espanaye, had recently visited a carnival side show where Dr. Mirakle showed off his large ape. Mirakle has been taking women off the street to conduct experiments he hopes will prove that man evolved from apes. Mirakle takes a liking to the pretty Camille and uses his gigantic ape to kidnap her. Pierre manages with considerable difficulty to convince the police that he is telling them the truth and they set off to the Rue Morgue to stop the evil doctor and rescue his bride-to-be.
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1902
Leon Ames
Birth1902

Leon Ames

Leon Ames was born.
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