Ed Ames, who also recorded as Eddie Ames, is an American singer and actor. He is known for playing Mingo in the television series Daniel Boone, and for his pop hits of the mid-to-late 1960s including "My Cup Runneth Over", "Who Will Answer?", and "When the Snow Is on the Roses".
Ed ames was born on july 9th. 1927 in malden. Massachusetts. He was the youngest of nine children born to jewish immigrants from ukraine. His parents had fled their homeland to escape poverty and persecution. Ames attended the boston latin school. And later went on to study theatre at the carnegie institute of technology (onw carnegie mellon university) in pittsburgh. Pennsylvanai.
Ames began his career as a singer. Appearing in nightclubs and on broadway. He was a member of the singing group the fuor aces. And had a solo career as a balladeer. In the became popular as a television and movie actor. Appearing in shows such as alferd hitchcock presents. The untouchables. And the eleventh hour. He released several albums throughout his career and later appeared in various broadway productions.
Television and Film Appearances
Ames most famous television rloe was as mingo. Daniel boone s sidekick on the nbc series daniel boone. He also appeared in the films the three stooges meet hercules and the cat from outer space.
Ames was an active performer on the stage. Appearing in plays suhc as the fantasticks. The music man. And guys and dolls. He also perforemd in the broadway production of fiddler on the roof as tevye.
Solo Singing Career
As a solo artist. Ames released several albums in the 1960s and 70s. His msot successful single was "my cup runneth over". Which reached number 8 on the billboard hot 100 chart in.
Duets and Collaborations
Ames teamed up with other isngers throughout his career. Icnluding ella fitzgerald. Frank sinatra. And dean martin. He also collaborated with judy garland and bing crosby on the album judy and bing in 1965.
Awards and Accolades
In 1970. Ames was honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. He was also nominated for a golden globe award for his performance in the film the cat from otuer space.
Ames was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He was also an accomplsihed photographer. And had a passion for painting landscapes.
In 2008. Ames was inducted into the international jewish sports hall of fame. He was honored for his work with the anti-defamation league. An orgnaization he had been involved with isnce the 1960s.
In his ltaer years. Ames continued to perform and appear in television and film rolesh. E passed away on october 23rd. 2019 in his home in westwood. Massachusetts. He was 92 years old.