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Ed Ames Net Worth – $3 million

What was Ed Ames’ net worth at the time of his death? Who was Ed Ames married to?


Ed Ames (birth name – Edmond Dantes Urick), nicknamed – The Boston Baritone, was an American singer and actor who sang in the single “My Cup Runneth Over.”

He was part of the singing group the Ames Brothers.


Ames was born on July 9, 1927, in Malden, Massachusetts, USA, to Jewish parents David Urick (Eurich) and Sarah (Zaslavskaya), who had emigrated from Ukraine.

He was the youngest of nine children, four girls and five boys.

Ed grew up in a poor household. He said about his childhood:

”When I was 10, half the time was spent in hospitals being treated for starvation and malnutrition.”

Ames went on to say:

”I had horrible skin eruptions all over my body and rickets where the bones had not been developed.”

Ed attended the Boston Latin School. There, he was educated in literature as well as Opera and Classical music.

The Ames Brothers

The Ames Brothers

The Ames Brothers

During high school, Ed was part of a singing group with his siblings, called – ”The Ames Brothers.”

The group had their first major hit in the 1950s with the double-sided Rag Mop and Sentimental Me.

While still with the Ames Brothers, he recorded under the name “Eddie Ames.” In January 1957, Amos released the single “Bean Song (Which Way To Boston?).”

The Ames Brothers disbanded in 1960.

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Later, he pursued a career in acting. Ed also attended the Herbert Berghoff School.

In 1953, Ames got his first starring role in an Off-Broadway production called The Crucible.

The Rifleman

In 1962, he performed as a Mexican bandit on an episode of The Rifleman – a Western TV program that aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963. The television show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes.

It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. Some of the stars were Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain as well as Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain.

In 1963, he appeared as Kennedy in the episode “The Day of the Pawnees, Part 2” on The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters – an American western TV series that was produced by MGM Television and aired on ABC from 1963 to 1964.

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In 1964, Ed played the Cherokee tribesman Mingo on the TV series Daniel Boone, with Veronica Cartwright, Darby Hinton, Patricia Blair, and Fess Parker.

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Jimmy Dean starred in the series as Josh Clements. Ames appeared in 72 episodes of the Daniel Boone series.

In 1965, Ames released his first RCA Victor chart single, named – “Try to Remember.”

On April 27, 1965, he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, an American talk show that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962, to May 22, 1992. It was hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise. In 2002, the talk show was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

In 1967, Ed sang the “Ballad of the War Wagon” in the John Wayne/Batjac Productions movie, The War Wagon.

Also in 1967, he released a single entitled – “My Cup Runneth Over.” Later that year, Ames released another single, called – “Who Will Answer?.”

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Ed Ames – Wife

Ed got married to Sara Cacheiro on July 17, 1947. The couple divorced in 1970. In 1998, Ed Ames married Jeanne Arnold. Arnold was Ames’ rock during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease5.


The singer had three children with his first wife, named – Linda (died in 2007), Ronald, and Sonya.


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Ed Ames posed circa 1965 – @Getty

Ames is 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) tall.


He passed away on May 21, 2023, due to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 95.


Ames was the president of the Zionist Organization of America in LA. The Zionist Organization of America is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the US. He once said:

”I am a secular Jew, but I feel strongly about Israel and the Jewish communities of Europe.”

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Ed Ames – Net Worth

So, how much was Ed Ames worth? Ames earned most of his wealth from his music as well as performing in 20 TV series, including — The Marshal, Daniel Boone, Androcles and the Lion, and The Wide World of Mystery. Therefore, at the time of his death, American actor Ed Ames had an estimated net worth of $3 million.

With 72 appearances as Mingo, the TV series Daniel Boone is Ames’ biggest television project.

Some of his hits are – “When the Snow is on the Roses,” “Who Will Answer?,” or “My Cup Runneth Over.”

Ed maintained partial ownership of the Phoenix Suns (an American professional basketball team) from 1968 to 1987.

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Saturday 24th of December 2022

Ed Ames was my favorite singer when I was in High School. I still have many of his albums.

Wanda Welsh

Wednesday 5th of October 2022

The Daniel Boone show was a must growing up. I had a big crush on Mingo as a kid, thought he was so good looking. The first time I heard Ed Ames sing I fell in love with him & couldn't get enough of his singing. Every time I saw an album by the Ames Brothers or Ed alone I had to have it. I've got many of his albums I listen to often. But nothing would bring me greater joy than to meet him and see Mr. Ames perform in person. I'd give anything to see a performance of his. He's got a voice that's out of this world, a great actor & a dynamic singer.

Alan Stremsterfer

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

Absolutely loved Ed Ames as Mingo. What wonderful entertainment he brought to me as a child when I wouldn't miss Daniel Boone for anything. The fondest of memories for sure

Carolynn Padgett

Monday 17th of January 2022

I became aware of Ed Ames as a singer quite some time ago (decades) and had little opportunity to collect his music, but now that I can follow up on his work, I am quite pleased to see how many songs are "my favorites," his voice and rendition was so good the music stood up through time. He also did very good work on the tv series "Daniel Boone." I wonder if he could dance as well? (ha!) Ed Ames was one of the best singers I've ever listened to, and I've listened to many through the last half century. I was so sorry to read that he has gone now, and the only record we have of his magnificent baritone is through records and cds. People, listen to the singers you enjoy and express your appreciation to them, for that is the true wealth they accrue. No matter how much money they have, they bask in the love of their fans.


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Ed Ames was given a gift that can't be duplicated. We are all grateful!