José Ferrer
Actor
José Ferrer
José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón, best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theater, and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican, as well as the first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award (in 1950, for Cyrano de Bergerac). To honor his roots, he donated his Oscar award to the University of Puerto Rico. The prolific and distinguished thespian also won several Tony Awards.
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Audiences Can Get Passionate About 'Othello' - Patch.com
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Paul Robeson played Othello regularly for 20 years, including in a historic 1943 Broadway production featuring Uta Hagen as Desdemona and Jose Ferrer as Iago. “It's an interesting piece; there's a lot of contention over it and it's a delicate subject
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Los tríos y la fiesta del tomate - levante.emv.com
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Los actores Alejo Sauras, Mariam Hernández y José Montó protagonizan el triángulo amoroso que desencadena el inicio de la Tomatina, según el filme de Darío José Ferrer y Carlos Sánchez Arévalo. ALEJANDRA JOANES VALENCIA Los líos de faldas siempre traen
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NCTC presents Ken Ludwig's play 'Twentieth Century' - Newnan Times-Herald
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It was directed by José Ferrer, who also starred as Oscar. Gloria Swanson designed her own gowns for her role as Lily. Ken Ludwig adapted the 1932 version, which opened on March 25, 2004, at American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 84 performances
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El PSOEdeRequena sequerellacontrael PP por acusarle de dejar una deuda de 28,5 ... - levante.emv.com
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JOSÉ FERRER REQUENA La oposición socialista del Ayuntamiento de Requena ha iniciado los trámites legales para denunciar al equipo de gobierno del PP por mentir presuntamente al hacer público en repetidas ocasiones que la deuda que dejó el PSOE en el
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Writer's widow to speak at post-matinee session Aug. 20 - EMC Perth
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When director Jose Ferrer was brought in for the pre-Broadway run of the show, Jan changed the ending and buffed up the script. Jan knew he had a hit when a couple he described as "American Gothic" left the show with a comment that spoke to the play's
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FEATURE: Back to School - miPRO
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Jose Ferrer classical guitars from Barnes & Mullins are available in full, ¾ and ½ sizes. The El Primo model is pitched squarely above the true budget instruments that can be found in Argos and even some music stores. El Primo models retail for around
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video vault - Yes! Weekly
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... KC Martel, Melinda Cordell, Joe Penny, Michael Dudikoff and a pre-MTV Julie Brown (who comes to a very bad end, but not before doffing her top), as well as “guest stars” Jose Ferrer as the doctor and Susan Strasberg as an ill-fated schoolmarm
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Audrey beside herself as 'Haven' returns - SouthCoastToday.com
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Born during an eclipse, three children become heartless killers in the 1980 shocker “Bloody Birthday” (2 am, TCM), starring Susan Strasberg and Jose Ferrer. Mark Cuban sets the agenda on “Shark Tank” (8 pm, ABC, r, TV-PG) ... Clark's story concludes on
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The Films Of Otto Preminger: A Retrospective - Indie Wire (blog)
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In true noir fashion, and like Waldo Lydecker before him, Korvo is the villainous puppet master in plain sight from the beginning, and Jose Ferrer seems to be having a blast playing up his nefarious tendencies to the hilt
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San Antonio - Millonario robo a oficina provincial de Prodemu - Proa Regional
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La encargada provincial de Prodemu, María José Ferrer, señaló que a partir de esta revisión con tanto tiempo disponible, es que los antisociales acopiaron gran parte de los equipos de oficina, computadores, notebooks y una caja fuerte, que contenía
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Bloody Birthday - JustPressPlay
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"Bloody Birthday" is on sale June 28, 2011 and is rated R. Horror. Directed by Ed Hunt. Written by Ed Hunt, Barry Pearson. Starring Aaron Johnson, Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Susan Strasberg, Jose Ferrer, Kc Martel
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Top 5: Puerto Rican entertainers - MassLive.com
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José Ferrer – First Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award. José Feliciano – Singer and virtuoso guitarist, known for “Light My Fire.” Raul Julia – Moving in “Kiss of the Spiderwoman” and hilarious in “The Addams Family.”
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BHHS Grads Share Love Letters from Parents to Kids - Patch.com
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Our first “yes” was from Monsita Ferrer, another Beverly grad, who offered a letter from her father, actor/director Jose Ferrer. His letter was so wildly interesting and articulate, it propelled us to keep going and ask for more submissions
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Miller, Carey carry momentous 'Man of La Mancha' - Examiner.com
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Aside from Kiley, the original "Man of La Mancha" production starred such notables as John Collum, José Ferrer, Hal Holbrook and, improbably, TV and film actor Lloyd Bridges in the lead role. Beginning with Kiley reprising his original role in 1977,
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Motociclista Armando Ferrer impuso su clase en Dominicana - Agencia Venezolana de Noticias
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El motociclista venezolano Armando José Ferrer logró la victoria en la II válida del campeonato dominicano de velocidad en la categoría 600cc Supersport, carrera disputada en el trazado Mobil 1, éxito que aseguró por un margen de 9 milésimas
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of José Ferrer
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 80
    Ferrer died of colon cancer in Coral Gables, Florida, in 1992, and was interred in Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan in his native Puerto Rico.
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  • 1986
    Age 74
    In 1986 he appeared in the two-part episode The Don in the TV series Matlock.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrer was married five times: He is a cousin of professional tennis player Gigi Fernández. His marriage(s) to Rosemary Clooney made him uncle, and their five children first cousins, to actor George Clooney. Ferrer was fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.
  • 1981
    Age 69
    He was also in episode 8 of Magnum, P.I. with his son Miguel in 1981.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1968
    Age 56
    He also provided the voice of the evil Ben Haramed in the 1968 Rankin/Bass Christmas TV special The Little Drummer Boy.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrer would don the nose and costume of Cyrano for the last time in a TV commercial in the 1970s. During those years he guest-starred in several television series, such as Quincy, M.E., in which he played a doctor suspected of unethical behavior. In the third season of Columbo, Ferrer starred in the episode Mind over Mayhem as the ruthless head of a high-tech Pentagon think tank.
  • 1964
    Age 52
    He narrated the very first episode of the popular 1964 sitcom Bewitched, in mock documentary style.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 46
    On May 8, 1958, Ferrer guest starred on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrer, not usually known for regular roles in TV series, had a recurring role as Julia Duffy's WASPy father in the long-running television series Newhart in the 1980s. He also had a recurring role as elegant and flamboyant attorney Reuben Marino in the soap opera Another World in the early 1980s.
    In 1958 Ferrer directed and appeared in I Accuse! (as Alfred Dreyfus) and The High Cost of Loving.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrer also directed, but did not appear in, Return to Peyton Place in 1961 and also the remake of State Fair in 1962. Ferrer's other notable film roles include the Turkish Bey in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Herod Antipas in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), a budding Nazi in Ship of Fools, a pompous professor in Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), the treacherous Professor Siletski in the 1983 remake of To Be or Not to Be, and Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in Dune in 1984. In an interview given in the 1980s, he bemoaned the lack of good character parts for aging stars, and admitted that he now took on roles mostly for the money, such as his roles in the horror potboilers The Swarm, in which he played a doctor, and Dracula's Dog, in which he played a police inspector.
  • 1955
    Age 43
    In 1955 Ferrer directed himself in the film version of The Shrike, with June Allyson.
    More Details Hide Details The Cockleshell Heroes followed a year later, along with The Great Man, both of which he also directed.
  • 1953
    Age 41
    He portrayed the Rev. Davidson in 1953's Miss Sadie Thompson (a remake of Rain) opposite Rita Hayworth; Barney Greenwald, the embittered defense attorney, in 1954's The Caine Mutiny; and operetta composer Sigmund Romberg in the MGM musical biopic Deep in My Heart.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1950
    Age 38
    Beginning circa 1950, Ferrer concentrated on film work, but would return to the stage occasionally.
    More Details Hide Details In 1959 Ferrer directed the original stage production of Saul Levitt's The Andersonville Trial, about the trial following the revelation of conditions at the infamous Civil War prison. It was a hit and featured George C. Scott. He took over the direction of the troubled musical Juno from Vincent J. Donehue, who had himself taken over from Tony Richardson. The show folded after 16 performances and mixed-to extremely negative critical reaction. The show's commercial failure (along with his earlier flop, Oh, Captain! was a considerable setback to Ferrer's directing career. Nor did the short-lived The Girl Who Came to Supper do much for his acting career. A notable performance of his later stage career was as Miguel de Cervantes and his fictional creation Don Quixote in the hit musical Man of La Mancha. Ferrer took over the role from Richard Kiley in 1966 and subsequently went on tour with it in the first national company of the show. Tony Martinez continued in the role of Sancho Panza under Ferrer, as he had with Kiley. During the Bicentennial, Ferrer narrated the world premiere of Michael Jeffrey Shapiro's A Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 for narrator and orchestra with the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester, Martin Rich, conductor.
    Leading roles in the films Whirlpool (opposite Gene Tierney) (1949) and Crisis (opposite Cary Grant) (1950) followed, and culminated in the 1950 film Cyrano de Bergerac.
    More Details Hide Details He next played the role of Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston's fictional 1952 biopic, Moulin Rouge.
  • 1946
    Age 34
    The production became one of the hits of the 1946/47 Broadway season, winning Ferrer the first Best Actor Tony Award for his depiction of the long-nosed poet/swordsman (tied with Fredric March for Ruth Gordon's play about her own early years as an actress, Years Ago).
    More Details Hide Details He reprised the role of Cyrano onstage at the New York City Center under his own direction in 1953, as well as in two films: the 1950 film of Edmond Rostand's play directed by Michael Gordon and the 1964 French film Cyrano et d'Artagnan directed by Abel Gance. Ferrer would go on to voice a highly truncated cartoon version of the play for an episode of The ABC Afterschool Special in 1974, and made his farewell to the part by performing a short passage from the play for the 1986 Tony Awards telecast. Ferrer made his film debut in the Technicolor epic Joan of Arc (1948) as the weak-willed Dauphin opposite Ingrid Bergman as Joan.
    Ferrer may be best-remembered for his performance in the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac, which he first played on Broadway in 1946.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrer feared that the production would be a failure in rehearsals, due to the open dislike for the play by director Mel Ferrer (no relation), so he called in Joshua Logan (who had directed his star-making performance in Charley's Aunt) to serve as "play doctor" for the production. Logan wrote that he simply had to eliminate pieces of business which director Ferrer had inserted in his staging; they presumably were intended to sabotage the more sentimental elements of the play that the director considered to be corny and in bad taste.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 28
    In 1940, he played his first starring role on Broadway, the title role in Charley's Aunt, partly in drag.
    More Details Hide Details He played Iago in Margaret Webster's Broadway production of Othello (1943), which starred Paul Robeson in the title role, Webster as Emilia, and Ferrer's wife, Uta Hagen, as Desdemona. This became the longest-running production of a Shakespearean play presented in the United States, a record that it still holds. His Broadway directing credits include The Shrike, Stalag 17, The Fourposter, Twentieth Century, Carmelina, My Three Angels, and The Andersonville Trial.
  • 1935
    Age 23
    Ferrer made his Broadway debut in 1935.
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  • 1933
    Age 21
    In 1933, Ferrer completed his bachelor's degree at Princeton University, where he wrote his senior thesis on "French Naturalism and Pardo Bazán".
    More Details Hide Details Ferrer was also a member of the Princeton Triangle Club.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Age 0
    Born on January 8, 1912.
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