Mel Ferrer

Mel Ferrer

Age
90 (passed away Jun. 2nd, 2008)
Birthday
Aug. 25th, 1917
Born in
Elberon, New Jersey, USA
Height
6' 3"

Mel Ferrer's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Falcon Crest TV Show
Falcon Crest
Christine Cromwell TV Show
Christine Cromwell
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became an editor on a small Vermont newspaper and wrote a children's book, "Tito's Hats." He became a chorus dancer on Broadway in 1938 in two musicals and made his New York debut as an actor two years later. After a bout with polio he started in radio as a disc jockey in Texas and Arkansas and rose to producer-director of top-rated shows for NBC in New York. He made a modest debut as a director at Columbia with the low-budget The Girl of the Limberlost (1945), then returned to acting on Broadway to star in Lillian Smith (II)'s "Strange Fruit." He was John Ford (I)'s assistant on The Fugitive (1947).

Ferrer made his screen acting debut in Lost Boundaries (1949). He is best remembered for the role of the lame puppeteer in Lili (1953) and as Prince Andrei in War and Peace (1956). He directed Claudette Colbert in The Secret Fury (1950) and Audrey Hepburn - his wife at the time - in Green Mansions (1959). Ferrer produced the hit Wait Until Dark (1967), also with Hepburn. In the following year, the couple separated and ultimately divorced. Since 1960 he has been producing and acting mainly in Europe. Ferrer is married and lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.


TRIVIA:
  • Father of five children: Pepa Phillippa (born on 19 August 1941) and Mark Young Ferrer (born on 19 June 1944) with Frances Pilchard, Mela (born on 22 January 1943) and Christopher Ferrer (born on 4 February 1944) with Barbara C. Tripp, and 'Sean Ferrer' (qv) (born on 17 July 1960) with 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv).
  • Born to a Cuban-born father, a surgeon, and his wife, a New York socialite, he grew up in New Jersey.
  • Father of 'Sean H. Ferrer' (qv) with 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv)
  • Wife 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv) did not want to be separated from her husband while filming _Funny Face (1957)_ (qv), so filming of the Paris scenes was timed to coincide with Ferrer's filming of _Elena et les hommes (1956)_ (qv).
  • Spoke French fluently.
  • After divorcing his first wife, Frances Pilchard, he married Barbara Tripp. He then divorced Tripp so he could remarry Pilchard.
  • Not related to 'JosÚ Ferrer (I)' (qv) and 'Miguel Ferrer' (qv).
  • After attending Princeton University until his sophomore year, he abandoned his studies and worked as an editor of a Vermont newspaper. He also wrote a children's book named "Tito's Hat".


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