People: Jul. 22, 1985

His performance as a gregarious geriatric rejuvenated by aliens is one of the high points of Cocoon, the sci-fi fantasy that has become one of the top summer box-office hits. Offscreen, however, veteran Actor Don Ameche, 77, seems already to have found his own fountain of youth. He reports he performed the movie's swan dives and jackknives in "all but a fraction of a shot." His secret: "a lot of hard work," including a daily five-mile walk and a 20-to-25-minute aerobics workout most mornings. For 35 years he has limited himself to a one-meal-a-day diet. Ameche would rather spend more time...

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