Rosemary Ames

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Rosemary Ames
Born(1906-12-11)December 11, 1906
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1988(1988-04-15) (aged 81)
Occupation Film actress
  • Abner Stillwell (dissolved)
E. Ogden Ketting

Rosemary Ames (December 11, 1906 April 15, 1988) was an American film actress who had a brief career in the early 1930s.


Born in Evanston, Illinois, Ames's father was Knowlton Lyman (Snake) Ames, who played fullback for Princeton University in the 1880s. She made her film acting debut in the 1932 movie Love on the Spot , portraying the lead role opposite Richard Dolman.[ citation needed ]

She starred in Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo in 1933, again playing the lead role opposite John Stuart. In 1934 she starred in I Believed in You , Such Women Are Dangerous , and Pursued .

Her first premier role was alongside Janet Gaynor and Warner Baxter in the 1935 film One More Spring . She followed that starring opposite Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen in The Great Hotel Murder , and opposite Shirley Temple and Joel McCrea in Our Little Girl that same year.

That was her last film role. For reasons unknown, although her career was on track and she had been successful with leading roles throughout, she retired unexpectedly in 1935. She never returned to acting.[ citation needed ]


She married three times; to Abner Stillwell, to British theatre manager Bertie Alexander Meyer, and E. Ogden Ketting. She had one child, a daughter Julie Brosseau by Ketting. [1] She died on April 15, 1988, aged 81, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico where she lived.[ citation needed ]


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  1. "E. Ogden Ketting Papers". Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 3, 2021. Retrieved October 3, 2021.