Mel Ferrer

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: Melchior Gaston Ferrer
  • Birth Place: Elberon, New Jersey, United States
  • Died: June 2, 2008
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Where to Watch

Next on TV

Fast Facts

  • First Broadway appearance was as a chorus dancer in 1938's You Never Know; returned to star in Strange Fruit in 1945.
  • Wrote a children's book titled Tito's Hats in 1940; later worked as a book and newspaper editor.
  • Made his feature directing debut in 1945 with the drama The Girl of the Limberlost.
  • First big-screen acting role came with 1949's Lost Boundaries, in which he portrayed a light-skinned black doctor posing as white.
  • Directed then-wife Audrey Hepburn in 1959 romance Green Mansions, and produced her critically acclaimed thriller Wait Until Dark (1967).
  • Took on his first series-regular role in the early '80s, playing Phillip Erikson on the prime-time soap Falcon Crest.
  • Frequently starred in stage and screen productions, but maintained that he disliked acting and preferred to direct.

Relationships

  • Sean Hepburn Ferrer — Son
  • Mark Ferrer — Son
  • Christopher — Son
  • Elizabeth Soukhotine — Wife
  • Jose M. Ferrer — Brother
  • Marie Irene Ferrer — Sister
  • Jose Maria Ferrer — Father
  • Mary Matilda Irene Ferrer — Mother
  • Frances Gunby Pilchard — Ex-wife
  • Pepa Ferrer — Daughter
  • Peter — Son
  • Audrey Hepburn — Ex-wife
  • Terry Ferrer — Sister
  • Barbara Tripp — Ex-wife
  • Mela — Daughter

College

  • Attended Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Melchior Gaston Ferrer
  • Birth Place: Elberon, New Jersey, United States
  • Died: June 2, 2008
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer