Strange Fruit. Written by Lillian Smith. Based on the novel by Lillian Smith. Directed by José Ferrer
. Royale Theatre: 29 Nov 1945- 19 Jan 1946 (60 performances). Cast: Vera Allen
(as "Alma Deen"), Doris Block, Alonzo Bozan, Dorothy Carter, Stephen Chase, Robert T. Daggett, Phyllis De Bus, Hanson W. Elkins, Mel Ferrer
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Jose Ferrer | Jose Ferrer in closing credits
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I am more important than my problems.
Worked with three other Cyranos in the course of playing the role himself - first with Walter Hampden
for a special benefit performance. He later performed the role on live television opposite Christopher Plummer
's portrayal of Christian. Plummer not only later played Cyrano, but hired Anthony Burgess
to pen what is now regarded as one of the best translations of the play. In Cyrano et d'Artagnan
The role of "Cyrano de Bergerac"