Leon Ames

Leon Ames
1902 - 1993
Leon Ames  American Actor

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Leon Ames was previously married to Christine Gossett (1938 - 1993).


American Actor Leon Ames was born Leon Waycoff on 20th January, 1902 in Portland, Indiana, USA and passed away on 12th Oct 1993 Laguna Beach, California, USA aged 91. He is most remembered for Meet Me in St. Louis. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Leon Ames is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and California Republicans.


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First Name Leon
Last Name Ames
Full Name at Birth Leon Waycoff
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th January, 1902
Birthplace Portland, Indiana, USA
Died 12th October, 1993
Place of Death Laguna Beach, California, USA
Cause of Death (stroke)
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Meet Me in St. Louis
Year(s) Active 1931–1986

Leon Ames (born Harry Wycoff; January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) with Judy Garland as one of his daughters, Little Women (1949), On Moonlight Bay (1951), and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). The fathers whom Ames portrayed were often somewhat stuffy and exasperated by the younger generation, but ultimately kind and understanding. Probably his best-known purely dramatic role was as DA Kyle Sackett in the crime film The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

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Leon Ames91 CapricornActor
Christine Gossett92 CapricornActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ShelleyFemaleChristine Gossett
LeonMaleChristine Gossett


Jake Speed1986Pop WinstonMovie
Peggy Sue Got Married1986Barney AlvorgMovie
Testament1983Henry AbhartMovie
Just You and Me, Kid1979Manduke the MagnificentMovie
The Littlest Hobo1979Jasper McGillicuttyTV Show
The Best Place to Be1979William CallahanTV Movie
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977MessengerTV Show
Sherlock Holmes in New York1976Daniel FurmanTV Movie
Timber Tramps1975DeaconMovie
The Jeffersons1975Grandpa WillisTV Show
The Meal1975Bernard Wallace Kroger (as Mr. Leon Ames)Movie
Apple's Way1974HenshawTV Show
Brother of the Wind1973Narrator (voice)Movie
Hammersmith Is Out1972General Sam PembrokeMovie
Emergency!1972Alex Sudoff, Dr. Ned TuttleTV Show
Toklat1971Narrator, Old ManMovie
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970Burt ClewsMovie
Tora! Tora! Tora!1970Frank KnoxMovie
Men at Law1970TV Show
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir1968Bradford WilliamsTV Show
The Name of the Game1968DiedrickTV Show
ABC Stage 671966GrayTV Show
The Monkey's Uncle1965Judge HolmsbyMovie
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1965Morton GregoryTV Show
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones1964Judge Holmsby, Lex FortasMovie
Bewitched1964Howard McMannTV Show
Son of Flubber1963President Rufus DaggettMovie
The Beverly Hillbillies1962Colonel FoxhallTV Show
The Lucy Show1962Colonel AndersonTV Show
The Virginian1962Judge FitzroyTV Show
The Absent-Minded Professor1961President Rufus DaggettMovie
Father of the Bride1961Stanley BanksTV Show
From the Terrace1960Samuel EatonMovie
My Three Sons1960Dr. Roy OsborneTV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960Mr. HamptonTV Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960Damon CarlisleTV Show
The Comedy Spot1960FatherTV Show
Maggie1960Mark BradleyTV Movie
Mister Ed1958Gordon KirkwoodTV Show
Peyton Place1957Mr. HarringtonMovie
Panic!1957Harry HallTV Show
Playhouse 901956Marvin TannisTV Show
Engagement Party1956Elliott WinstonShort Film
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
Screen Directors Playhouse1955Col. T. Jennings Parker, PopTV Show
Front Row Center1955Nat MillerTV Show
Angel Face1953Fred BarrettMovie
By the Light of the Silvery Moon1953George WinfieldMovie
Let's Do It Again1953Chet StuartMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Dr. Butolph, Malcolm FownesTV Show
Sabre Jet1953Lt. Col. George EckertMovie
Life with Father1953Clarence Day Sr., Clarence Day, Sr.TV Show
Cattle Drive1951Chester Graham Sr.Movie
It's a Big Country1951Secret Service ManMovie
On Moonlight Bay1951George WinfieldMovie
Ambush1950Major C.E. BreverlyMovie
Crisis1950Sam ProctorMovie
The Big Hangover1950Carl BellcapMovie
The Happy Years1950Samuel H. Stover - Sr.Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950Adam, Michael J. O'ConnorTV Show
Dial 11191950EarlMovie
The Skipper Surprised His Wife1950Dr. Philip AbbottMovie
Watch the Birdie1950Grantland D. FarnsMovie
Stars Over Hollywood1950Spade WintersTV Show
Any Number Can Play1949Dr. PalmerMovie
Battleground1949The ChaplainMovie
Little Women1949Mr. MarchMovie
Scene of the Crime1949Captain A.C. ForsterMovie
A Date with Judy1948Lucien T. PringleMovie
On an Island with You1948Commander HarrisonMovie
The Velvet Touch1948Gordon DunningMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948Cyrus WalkerTV Show
Alias a Gentleman1948Matt EnleyMovie
Merton of the Movies1947Lawrence RupertMovie
Song of the Thin Man1947Mitchell TalbinMovie
Undercover Maisie1947Amor aka Willis FarnesMovie
The Amazing Mr. Nordill1947Everett Nordill aka EvertonShort Film
Lady in the Lake1946Derace KingsbyMovie
The Postman Always Rings Twice1946Kyle SackettMovie
The Show-Off1946Frank HarlinMovie
No Leave, No Love1946Colonel ElliottMovie
The Cockeyed Miracle1946Ralph HumphreyMovie
The Great Morgan1946K.F. Studio ExecMovie
Anchors Aweigh1945Admiral's AideMovie
Son of Lassie1945AntonMovie
The Thin Man Goes Home1945Edgar DraqueMovie
They Were Expendable1945Maj. James MortonMovie
Week-End at the Waldorf1945Henry BurtonMovie
Yolanda and the Thief1945Mr. CandleMovie
Between Two Women1945Mr. Masters (uncredited)Movie
Fall Guy1945Floyd ParksonShort Film
Meet Me in St. Louis1944Mr. Alonzo SmithMovie
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo1944Lieut. JurikaMovie
The Iron Major1943Robert 'Bob' StewartMovie
Crime Doctor1943William WheelerMovie
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring1941John StackMovie
No Greater Sin1941Dr. Edward CavanaughMovie
East Side Kids1940Pat O'DayMovie
Blackwell's Island1939Ballinger (uncredited)Movie
Man of Conquest1939John HoskinsMovie
Mr. Moto in Danger Island1939Commissioner MaderoMovie
Code of the Streets1939'Chick' FosterMovie
Pack Up Your Troubles1939AdjutantMovie
The Marshal of Mesa City1939Sheriff Jud CroninMovie
Thunder Afloat1939Recruiting Officer (uncredited)Movie
Calling All Marines1939MurdockMovie
Fugitive at Large1939CarterMovie
Help Wanted1939J.T. Evans - Labor Commissioner (uncredited)Short Film
I Was a Convict1939JacksonMovie
Legion of Lost Flyers1939SmytheMovie
Panama Patrol1939Maj. Phillip WaringMovie
Risky Business1939Hinge JacksonMovie
Mr. Sheldon Goes to Town1939SalesmanShort Film
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1938Ex-Chauffeur (uncredited)Movie
Mysterious Mr. Moto1938Paul BrissacMovie
Suez1938Napoleon III - Emperor of FranceMovie
Come On, Leathernecks!1938Baroni, Otto WagnerMovie
International Settlement1938Monte SilversMovie
Island in the Sky1938Marty ButlerMovie
The Spy Ring1938Frank DentonMovie
Cipher Bureau1938Maj. Philip WaringMovie
Secrets of a Nurse1938Joe LargoMovie
Strange Faces1938Joe GurneyMovie
Walking Down Broadway1938Frank GattyMovie
Charlie Chan on Broadway1937Buzz MoranMovie
Murder in Greenwich Village1937Rodney HunterMovie
45 Fathers1937VincentMovie
Dangerously Yours1937PhilMovie
Song of Revolt1937Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleShort Film
Soak the Poor1937Special Investigator StantonShort Film
Death in the Air1936Carl GoeringMovie
Reckless1935Ralph Watson (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Strangers All1935Frank WalkerMovie
Get That Man1935Don Clayton, McDonald (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Mutiny Ahead1935McMurtrieMovie
Rescue Squad1935Lester Vaughn (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Now I'll Tell1934Max (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
The Count of Monte Cristo1934Beauchamp (uncredited)Movie
The Crosby Case1934Clifford Mulford (uncredited)Movie
I'll Tell the World1934Spud Marshall (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Only Yesterday1933Lee (uncredited)Movie
Parachute Jumper1933Pilot with Alabama (uncredited)Movie
Alimony Madness1933John Thurman (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Forgotten1933Louie Strauss (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
The Man Who Dared1933Yosef Novak (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Ship of Wanted Men1933Capt. John Holden (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Murders in the Rue Morgue1932Pierre Dupin (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
That's My Boy1932Al Williams (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Thirteen Women1932Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)Movie
Silver Dollar1932Yates' Secretary (uncredited)Movie
State's Attorney1932First Trial Prosecutor (uncredited)Movie
Stowaway1932Tommy (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Cannonball Express1932Jack Logan (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
The Famous Ferguson Case1932Judd Brooks (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
A Successful Calamity1932Barney Davis - Witon's Junior Associate (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Uptown New York1932Max Silver (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
Quick Millions1931Hood (as Leon Waycoff)Movie
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