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Mel Ferrer (I) (1917–2008)

Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became an editor on a small Vermont newspaper and wrote a... See full bio »

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The Longest Day
The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
War and Peace
War and Peace Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
Lili Paul Berthalet
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Falcon Crest Phillip Erikson


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 1991 Eye of the Widow
Frankenheimer the CIA chief
 1984 Un tenero tramonto
Franz Bollenstein
 1982 Die Jäger
Stephan Mathiesen
 1982 Mille milliards de dollars
Cornelius A. Woeagen
 1981 Lili Marleen
David Mendelsson
 1980 Nightmare City
General Murchison
 1980 Eaten Alive!
Professor Carter
 1979 The Great Alligator
 1979 The Visitor
Dr. Walker
 1979 Screamers
Radcliffe (US version)
 1978 L'immoralità
Vera's husband
 1978 The Fifth Floor
Dr. Sidney Coleman
 1978 Yesterday's Tomorrow
Colonel Stone
 1978 The Norseman
King Eurich
 1978 Hi-Riders
 1978 I gabbiani volano basso
Roberto Micheli
 1977 La ragazza dal pigiama giallo
Professor Henry Douglas
 1977 L'avvocato della mala
 1976 The Black Corsair
Van Gould
 1976 Eaten Alive
Harvey Wood
 1975 Das Netz
Aurelio Morelli
 1975 The Suspicious Death of a Minor
Police superintendent
 1975 Silent Action
District Attorney Mannino
 1975 Brannigan
 1974 The Antichrist
Massimo Oderisi
 1973 The Girl from the Red Cabaret
Dalton Harvey
 1972 A Time for Loving
Dr. Harrison
 1967 Wait Until Dark
French-Canadian Radio Speaker (voice, uncredited)
 1964 El señor de La Salle
Juan Bautista de La Salle
 1963 Charade
Man smoking cigarette in nightclub (uncredited)
 1962/II Marco Polo
 1962 The Longest Day
Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Philip Allan (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
 1962 Charge of the Black Lancers
Andrea Di Tula
 1961 Legge di guerra
 1960 L'homme à femmes
Georges Gauthier
 1960 Blood and Roses
Leopoldo De Karnstein
 1958 Fräulein
Maj. Foster MacLain
 1957 The Vintage
Giancarlo Barandero
 1956 Elena and Her Men
Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
 1954 Forbidden
Don Paolo Salinas
 1953 Saadia
 1952 Scaramouche
Noel, Marquis de Maynes
 1951 The Brave Bulls
Luis Bello
 1950 Born to Be Bad
 1947 The Fugitive
Father Serra (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Cue for Passion (1940). Drama. Written by Edward Chodorov and H.S. Kraft. Directed by Otto Preminger. Royale Theatre: 19 Dec 1940- 28 Dec 1940 (12 performances). Cast: Albert Bergh (as "Doctor"), Whit Bissell (as "Harkrider"), Edward Butler (as "Commissioner"), Clay Clement (as "Marvin A. Mallett"), Thomas Coley (as "Dave ... See more »

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1 Portrayal | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Melchor G. Ferrer | Melchor Ferrer


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

I curl up inside and freeze when I have to act. I much prefer sitting on the sidelines and trying to get the best out of other people.


Not related to José Ferrer, or José's son Miguel Ferrer. However, his son with Audrey Hepburn, Sean H. Ferrer, had only one acting role, with Audrey in They All Laughed (1981), portraying a man named "Jose," meant to be a Hollywood inside joke. See more »

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