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Leon Ames (January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing fatherly figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), as Judy Garland's father, and in Little Women (1949).

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Leon Ames (January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing fatherly figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), as Judy Garland's father, and in Little Women (1949).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Leon Ames licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 127

Birthday 1902-01-20

Day of Death 1993-10-12

Place of Birth Portland, Indiana, USA

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Also Known As

  • Leon Waycoff
  • Harry Leon Wycoff

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1986 Peggy Sue Got Married as Barney Alvorg
1986 Jake Speed as Pop Winston
1983 Testament as Henry Abhart
1979 Just You and Me, Kid as Manduke the Magnificent
1979 The Best Place to Be as William Callahan
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (1 episode)
1977 Claws as Ben Jones, Forest Commissioner
1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York as Daniel Furman
1975 The Meal as Kroger
1975 The Jeffersons (1 episode)
1974 That's Entertainment! as Himself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited)
1973 Brother of the Wind
1972 Hammersmith Is Out as General Sam Pembroke
1972 Emergency! (1 episode)
1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! as Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox
1968 The Name of the Game (1 episode)
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)
1965 The Monkey's Uncle as Judge Holmsby
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones as Judge Holmsby / Lex Fortas
1963 Son of Flubber as President Rufus Daggett
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (2 episodes)
1961 Father of the Bride (34 episodes) as Stanley Banks
1961 The Absent-Minded Professor as President Rufus Daggett
1961 Mister Ed (143 episodes)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 My Three Sons (4 episodes)
1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1 episode)
1960 From the Terrace as Samuel Eaton
1957 Peyton Place as Leslie Harrington
1957 Panic! (1 episode)
1956 Engagement Party as Elliott Winston
1953 Life With Father (27 episodes)
1953 Sabre Jet as Lt. Col. Eckert
1953 Let's Do It Again as Chet Stuart
1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon as George Winfield
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1953 Angel Face as Fred Barrett
1951 Cattle Drive as Chester Graham Sr.
1951 On Moonlight Bay as George Winfield
1950 Watch the Birdie as Grantland D. Farns
1950 Dial 1119 as Earl
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 The Happy Years as Sr. Samuel H. Stover
1950 Crisis as Sam Proctor
1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife as Dr. Philip Abbott
1950 The Big Hangover as Carl Bellcap
1950 Ambush as Maj. C.E. Breverly
1949 Battleground as The Chaplain
1949 Scene of the Crime as Capt. A.C. Forster
1949 Any Number Can Play as Dr. Palmer
1949 Little Women as Father March
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 A Date with Judy as Lucien T. Pringle
1948 The Velvet Touch as Gordon Dunning
1948 On an Island with You as Commander Harrison
1948 Alias a Gentleman as Matt Enley
1947 Merton of the Movies as Lawrence Rupert
1947 The Amazing Mr. Nordill as Everett Nordill aka Everton
1947 Song of the Thin Man as Mitchell Talbin
1947 Undercover Maisie as Amor\Willis Farnes
1946 Lady in the Lake as Derace Kingsby
1946 The Show-Off as Frank Harlin
1946 The Cockeyed Miracle as Ralph Humphrey
1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice as Kyle Sackett
1946 No Leave, No Love as Colonel Elliott
1945 They Were Expendable as Major James Morton
1945 Yolanda and the Thief as Mr. Candle
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf as Henry Burton
1945 Anchors Aweigh as Admiral's Aide
1945 Fall Guy as Floyd Parkson
1945 Between Two Women as Masters
1945 The Thin Man Goes Home as Edgar Draque
1945 The Great Morgan as K. F.
1945 Son of Lassie as Anton
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis as Mr. Alonzo Smith
1943 The Iron Major as Robert 'Bob' Stewart
1943 Crime Doctor as William Wheeler
1942 George Washington Slept Here as Himself - neighbor (uncredited)
1941 Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring as John Stack
1941 No Greater Sin as Dr. Edward Cavanaugh
1940 East Side Kids as Pat O Day
1939 The Marshal Of Mesa City as Sheriff Jud Cronin
1939 Legion of Lost Flyers as Smythe
1939 Pack Up Your Troubles as Adjutant
1939 Calling All Marines as Murdock
1939 Thunder Afloat as Recruiting officer
1939 Code of the Streets as 'Chick' Foster
1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island as Commissioner Madero
1939 Panama Patrol as Maj. Phillip Waring
1939 I Was a Convict as Jackson
1939 Risky Business as Hinge Jackson
1939 Blackwell's Island as County Prosceutor Ballinger
1938 Suez as Napoleon III - Emperor of France
1938 Cipher Bureau as Maj. Philip Waring
1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto as Paul Brissac
1938 Come On, Leathernecks! as Otto Wagner / Baroni
1938 Island in the Sky as Marty Butler
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife as Ex-Chauffeur (uncredited)
1938 Walking Down Broadway as Frank Gatty
1938 International Settlement as Monte Silver
1938 The Spy Ring as Frank Denton
1937 Murder in Greenwich Village as Rodney Hunter
1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway as Buzz Moran
1937 Dangerously Yours as Phil
1937 Soak the Poor as Special Investigator Stanton
1937 Song of Revolt as Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
1936 Pilot X as Carl Goering
1935 Get That Man as Don Clayton / McDonald
1935 Rescue Squad as Lester Vaughn (as Leon Waycoff)
1935 Reckless as Ralph Watson
1935 Strangers All as Frank Walker
1935 Mutiny Ahead as McMurtrie
1934 Now I'll Tell as Max
1934 I'll Tell the World as Spud Marshall
1933 Ship of Wanted Men as Capt. John Holden (as Leon Waycoff)
1933 The Man Who Dared as Yosef Novak
1933 Alimony Madness as John Thurman
1933 Forgotten as Louie Strauss
1933 Parachute Jumper as Pilot with Alabama (uncredited)
1932 Uptown New York as Max Silver (as Leon Waycoff)
1932 A Successful Calamity as Barney Davis - Witon's Junior Associate (as Leon Waycoff)
1932 The Famous Ferguson Case as Judd Brooks
1932 Stowaway as Tommy
1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue as Pierre Dupin
1931 Quick Millions as Hood

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