Who died on this date:
On December 6, 1993, actor Don Ameche died. He was born on May 31, 1908 in Kenosa, Wisconsin. His acting career spanned sixty years and he won the 1985 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Cocoon. He made his film debut in 1935 and by the late 1930s, had established himself as a leading actor in Hollywood appearing films such as Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938), The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Trading Places (1983). He also enjoyed a substantial Broadway career and appeared in numerous TV shows. Ameche died on December 6, 1993 from prostate cancer and his ashes are buried at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.