Ramsay Ames

Ramsay Ames

After her career subsided in the 1940s, she and her husband lived in Spain, where she had her own television interview show and occasionally took on support roles in films produced in Europe.

Athletic in high school, she excelled as a swimmer.

Attended the Walter Hillhouse School of Dance, specializing in Latin-style dance. She later became part of a dance team under the name "Ramsay Del Rico", and appeared as a model at the Eastman Kodak-sponsored fashion show at the 1939 New York World's Fair. An injury forced her to alter her dance career plans.

During a trip to California to visit her mother, Ramsay had a chance meeting at the airport with Columbia President Harry Cohn. The meeting resulted in a screen test and then her 1943 movie debut Two Señoritas from Chicago (1943). From there she moved to Universal.

Of Spanish/English descent, she first was recognized as a dancer/singer before moving into sultry-eyed 40s film roles.

Took up singing and became a the vocalist with a top rhumba band.

Wed to "Man of La Mancha" playwright Dale Wasserman, the couple later lived in a villa called "La Mancha" on the Costa del Sol.