Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Don Ameche (May 31, 1908 â€“ December 6, 1993) was an Academy Award winning American actor. Ameche was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of Barbara, who was of Irish and German descent, and Felix Ameche, an immigrant from Italy whose original surname was Amici." He had three brothers, Omberto (Bert), James (Jim Ameche), and Louis and three sisters, Jane, Elizabeth and Catherine. Ameche attended Marquette University, Loras College and the University of Wisconsin, where his cousin Alan Ameche played football and won the Heisman Trophy in 1954. Ameche had gone to university to study law but found theatricals far more interesting and so decided on a stage career. "