Mel Ferrer

Mel Ferrer

Original Name Melchior Gastón Ferrer
Birth
Elberon, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Death 2 Jun 2008 (aged 90)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 27308740 · View Source
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Actor, Motion Picture Director. A leading man of motion pictures, theatre and television since the 1940s, he is best known for such pictures as "Lost Boundaries" (1949), "Scaramouche" (1952), "War and Peace" (1956) and "The Sun Also Rises" (1957). Born in Elberon, New Jersey, after briefly attending Princeton University, he acted in summer stock and worked as a newspaper editor in Vermont. Ferrer later found success in radio as a producer and writer. He made his acting debut on Broadway in the 1940 production "Kind Lady" and made his big screen directing debut with the 1945 film "The Girl of the Limberlost". Among his other film credits are, "Lili" (1953), "Oh! Rosalinda!!" (1955), "The Vintage" (1957), "The World, the Flesh and the Devil" (1959), "The Longest Day" (1962), "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), "Sex and the Single Girl", (1964) and "El Greco" (1966). His other directing credits include "The Secret Fury" (1950) and "Green Mansions" (1959). He had memorable television credits with, "Columbo", "Hawaii Five-O", "Dallas" and had a recurring role in the series "Falcon Crest". Ferrer was married to actress Audrey Hepburn from 1954 to 1968 and produced the 1967 thriller "Wait Until Dark", which she starred in.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 3 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27308740
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mel Ferrer (25 Aug 1917–2 Jun 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27308740, citing Ferrer Family Ranch Grounds, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .