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Ed Ames


Pop vocalist Ed Ames was created Ed Urick in 1927. The youngest of four brothers, he started to sing with Joe, Gene, and Vic in the past due ’40s. The Ames Brothers strike the very best Ten 3 x between 1954 and 1957, and starred within their personal series in 1955. Following the group split up in 1959, Ames journeyed to NY to study performing; he made an appearance in several stage productions and accepted a job within the series Daniel Boone playing Mingo the Indian. He started recording once again in 1964, ultimately notching seven strikes in the graphs, including 1967’s TOP single “My Glass Runneth Over.” Twelve albums had been eventually released from your middle-’60s to early ’70s, like the Greatest of Ed Ames (1969).

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Full Name Ed Ames
Date Of Birth July 9, 1927
Height 1.91 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Education Boston Latin School, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Spouse Jeanne Arnold, Sara Cacheiro
Children Sonya Urick, Linda Urick, Ronald Urick
Parents David Urick, Sarah Zaslavskaya
Siblings Vic Ames, Joe Ames, Gene Ames
Music Songs Try to Remember, My Cup Runneth Over, Who Will Answer?, Bon Soir Dame, When the Snow Is on the Roses, Christmas Is the Warmest Time of the Year, More I Cannot Wish You, My Love Is Gone From Me, Time, Time, Thing Called Love, The Ballad of the Christmas Donkey, Our Love Is a Living Thing, In the Arms of Love, Changing, Changing, Somewhere, My Love, It Seems a Long Long Time, Let Me So Love, The Seasons of Love, Timeless Love, Mingo, the Man with the Bullwhip, One Little Girl at a Time, Leave Them A Flower, Ballad Of The War Wagon, Joey, Joey, Joey, O Holy Night, There's a Kind of Hush, Apologize, Anywhere I Wander, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Monday,Monday, The Erie Canal, My Horses Ain't Hungry
Albums Time, Time, Ed Ames on Broadway: Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You, Who Will Answer? / My Cup Runneth Over, The Ed Ames Album, Hello Amigos, It's a Man's World, Reader's Digest Music: Ed Ames: The Reader's Digest Sessions, Vol. 2, Reader's Digest Music: Ed Ames - The Reader's Digest Sessions, Vol. 1, Ed Ames: Night and Day, Who Will Answer?, Pure Gold, My Cup Runneth Over, Christmas With Ed Ames/Christmas Is the Warmest Time of the Year, The Very Best Of Ed Ames, Sings Who Will Answer? (And Other Songs Of Our Time), When The Snow Is On The Roses
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male
Movies Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider, The Impersonation Murder Case, Starlost: The Deception, Greatest Heroes Of The Bible, Daniel Boone
TV Shows Daniel Boone, The Danny Thomas Hour

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1 He owns a small ranch in Santa Ynez, Ca where they occasionally spend weekends. [March 2012]
2 Brother of Joe Ames, Gene Ames & Vic Ames. One of The Ames Brothers vocal group. Click on group name for additional credits.
3 As a solo recording artist for RCA Victor in the 1960s, he had four top-twenty hits on the national charts, "Try to Remember" and "Time, Time" in 1966, "My Cup Runneth Over" in 1967, and "Who Will Answer?" in 1968.
4 One of Ed Ames most memorable moments in television was when he threw his famous tomahawk on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1965. He threw the tomahawk and it landed right between the target's legs, thus prompting "I didn't even know you were Jewish". This event prompted one of the longest laughs in television history.



The Marshal 1995 TV Series Vasalie Peshkov
Jake and the Fatman 1990 TV Series Spence Coggan
In the Heat of the Night 1988 TV Series Sheriff Ed Thompson
Murder, She Wrote 1985 TV Series Johnny Shannon
Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1979 TV Series Lot
The Wide World of Mystery 1975 TV Series
McCloud 1974 TV Series Abel Hollister
Kodiak 1974 TV Series
The Starlost 1973 TV Series Mr. Smith
Daniel Boone 1964-1968 TV Series Mingo Taramingo
Cricket on the Hearth 1967 TV Movie Edward
The Danny Thomas Hour 1967 TV Series Edward Belton
Androcles and the Lion 1967 TV Movie Ferrovius
Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider 1966 Mingo
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 1963 TV Series Kennedy
Redigo 1963 TV Series John Talltree
The Rifleman 1962 TV Series Lee Coyle
Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series Ames Brother
State Trooper 1957 TV Series Singer



It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cricket on the Hearth 1967 TV Movie performer: "Don't Give Your Love Away"
Daniel Boone 1964-1967 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The War Wagon 1967 performer: "Ballad Of The War Wagon"



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Land's End 1996 TV Series Himself
Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story 1995 Documentary Narrator
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1972-1977 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1975 TV Series Actor / Himself / Himself - Singer / ...
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1973 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Stand Up and Cheer 1971 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1959-1970 TV Series Singer / Himself - Singer / Himself - Audience Bow / ...
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1970 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1969 TV Series Guest Appearance
The Joey Bishop Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Singer
Operation: Entertainment 1968-1969 TV Series Himself - Host
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Himself
I'll Bet 1965 TV Series Himself
That Regis Philbin Show 1965 TV Series Himself
You Don't Say 1965 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
The Ames Brothers Show 1955 TV Series Himself
Cavalcade of Stars 1951 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist

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The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Entertainer
American Masters 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 20th Anniversary 1982 TV Movie Himself
The Starlost: Deception 1980 TV Movie Mr. Smith

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1 I am a secular Jew, but I feel strongly about Israel and the Jewish communities of Europe.

1 Deep, rich, baritone voice

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