Ed Ames Obituary, Ed Ames Has Passed Away

Ed Ames Obituary, Daniel Boone Star and Ames Brothers Singer Dies at 95

Ed Ames Obituary, Death Cause – Ed Ames, a member of the Ames Brothers singing quartet and a star of the television series “Daniel Boone” in the 1960s, passed away on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84 years old. He was 95. In 1950, the rendition of “Rag Mop” performed by Ed Ames and his brothers Vic, Joe, and Gene Ames was a commercial success. When he was performing under his own name, he achieved success with the songs “Who Will Answer?,” “My Cup Runneth Over,” and “Try to Remember.” In the 1950s, they had a syndicated television show called “The Ames Brothers Show,” and before they disbanded in 1963, they had 49 songs that reached the top of the charts.

After that, he began a career in acting, which includes roles in the off-Broadway productions of “The Crucible” and “The Fantasticks,” as well as a starring part in the Broadway production of “Carnival!” He shared the stage with Kirk Douglas, Gene Wilder, and William Daniels in the Broadway production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Ames played Mingo, a Cherokee Indian character with a British father, for numerous seasons of the Fess Parker Western “Daniel Boone.” Despite the fact that Ames was of Russian Jewish descent, he was cast several times in roles that required him to portray Native Americans.

He became famous for his ability to throw a tomahawk, and in 1965, he appeared on “The Tonight Show” and showed Johnny Carson how good he was at it by doing the trick on a panel of wood carved in the shape of a cowboy. Carson improvised a response to the figure being struck firmly in the groin by Ames, saying first, “I didn’t even know you were Jewish!” and then, “Welcome to Frontier Bris.” It has been said that the cheeky reaction drove the studio audience to laugh for a total of four minutes, which is the longest laugh that a studio audience has ever given during the history of television.

In addition, he has appeared as a guest on a number of television shows, such as “The Rifleman,” “McCloud,” “Murder She Wrote,” “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” and “Jake and the Fatman.” Ames was the youngest of nine children and was born on July 9, 1927 in Malden, Massachusetts. He then attended UCLA and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and cinema arts in 1975. His wife, Jeanne, two children, Ronald and Sonya, seven granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and stepson Stephen Saviano are among those who are left behind after his passing. Marcella, one of his other daughters, passed away before her father.

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