Ed Ames (Actor)

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(07-09-1927 - ) Age 92

Born to Jewish parents, Ed Ames achieved greatest fame playing American Indians, Mingo on Daniel Boone with Fess Parker and Chief Bromden in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with Kirk Douglas.

 

He appeared in the following episode of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
02/06/1978 0777 The Talking Women An unscrupulous man decides to see the error in his ways. He becomes attentive to his wife, stops cheating on her with his mistress and even stops billing his company for unnecessary visits. But is he too late? As his mistress winds up dead in New York, a blackmailer appears in the troubled scene.


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Ed Ames (born Edmund Dantes Urick; July 9, 1927) is an American popular singer and actor. He is known for playing Mingo in the television series Daniel Boone, and for his pop hits of the 1960s including "My Cup Runneth Over", "Who Will Answer?" and "When the Snow is on the Roses". While still in high school, the brothers formed a quartet and often won competitions around the Boston area. Three of the brothers later formed the Amory Brothers quartet and went to New York City, where they were hired by bandleader Art Mooney. Playwright Abe Burrows helped the brothers along the way, suggesting the siblings change their group's name to the Ames Brother n the early 1960s, the Ames Brothers disbanded, and Ed Ames, pursuing a career in acting, studied at the Herbert Berghof School. His first starring role was in an Off Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, going on to starring performances in The Fantasticks off-Broadway and Carnival!, which was on Broadway. He was in the national touring company of Carnival Ames' dark complexion and facial bone structure led to his being cast regularly as a Native American. He played Chief Bromden in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, opposite Kirk Douglas. Ames played a Mexican bandit on a 1962 The Rifleman episode and guest-starred as Kennedy in the 1963 episode "The Day of the Pawnees, Part 2" on ABC's The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with Kurt Russell in the title role. He guest-starred in 1963 on Richard Egan's NBC modern western series, Redigo.

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