Mel Ferrer

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Mel Ferrer
  • Birth Name: Melchior Gaston Ferrer
  • Birth Place: Elberon, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/25/1917, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 06/02/2008
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer; writer
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Mel Ferrer 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.
  • Mel Ferrer Relationships:
  • Elizabeth Soukhotine - Wife
  • Jose M. Ferrer - Brother
  • Frances Gunby Pilchard - Ex-wife
  • Pepa Ferrer - Daughter
  • Peter - Son
  • Barbara Tripp - Ex-wife
  • Mela - Daughter
  • Audrey Hepburn - Ex-wife
  • Terry Ferrer - Sister
  • Mary Matilda Irene Ferrer - Mother
  • Marie Irene Ferrer - Sister
  • Jose Maria Ferrer - Father
  • Sean Hepburn Ferrer - Son
  • Mark Ferrer - Son
  • Christopher - Son
  • College:
  • Attended Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

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