Birth Name: Dominic Felix Amici
Date of Birth: May 31, 1908
Place of Birth: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Date of Death: December 6, 1993
Place of Death: Scottsdale, Arizona
*German, English, Scottish, Irish (mother)
Don Ameche was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Cocoon (1985).
His mother, Barbara Edda (Hertel), had German, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. His father, Felice/Felix Amici, was Italian, from Montemonaco, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy.
Don’s paternal grandparents were Domenico Amici (the son of Giuseppe Amici) and Caterina Marini.
Don’s maternal grandparents were George W. Hertel (the son of Mathias Hertel and Mary Nellie Lee) and Elizabeth Teal (the daughter of Samuel Teal and Margaret Jane Pickens).