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March 27, 2023

Ramsay Ames: B-Movie Leading Actress in the 1940s

Born 1919 on Long Island, American actress, model, dancer, pin-up girl and television host Ramsay Ames had her movie debut in Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943). She moved to Universal Pictures, where she was featured in such films as Calling Dr. Death and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

As a dancer, Ames was billed as Ramsay D’el Rico. She appeared in the film The Mummy’s Ghost (1944), where she played Princess Ananka. She later appeared in a Monogram Pictures drama, Below the Deadline (1946), and in Republic serials including The Black Widow (1947) and G-Men Never Forget (1948).

After her career subsided in the 1940s, Ames and her husband “Man of La Mancha” playwright Dale Wasserman lived in Spain, where she had her own television interview show and occasionally took on support roles in films produced in Europe. The couple later lived in a villa called “La Mancha” on the Costa del Sol.

Ames died of lung cancer in 1998 on her 79th birthday. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Ramsay Ames in the 1940s.


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