Mel Ferrer

Actor, Director, Producer
A handsome and often tragic leading man in features during the 1950s, Mel Ferrer rose to fame as the dashing star of "Scaramouche" (1952), "Lili" (1953), "War and Peace" (1956) and "The Sun Also Rises" (1957). But ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1917 in Elberon, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Catherine the Great 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Audrey Hepburn Remembered 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Come, Easy Go 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon Crest 1963 - 1966, 1968 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

In Vino Veritas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Only the Good Die Young 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Lili Marleen 1989 (Movie)

David Mendelssohn (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1968 - 1980, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Jack 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Outrage! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Visitor 1980 (Movie)

Dr Walker (Actor)

City of the Walking Dead 1979 (Movie)

General Murchison (Actor)

How the West Was Won 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Mangiati vivi dai Cannibali 1979 (Movie)

Professor Carter (Actor)

Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Die Jaeger 1978 (Movie)

Daniela's Husband (Actor)

Guyana: Cult of the Damned 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Isola degli uomini Pesce 1978 (Movie)

Radcliffe (Actor)

The Fifth Floor 1978 (Movie)

Dr Coleman (Actor)

The Hi-Riders 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Return of Captain Nemo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

L' Anti Cristo 1977 (Movie)

Massimo Oderisi (Actor)

The Amazing Captain Nemo 1977 (Movie)

Dr Robert Cook (Actor)

The Norseman 1977 (Movie)

King Eurich (Actor)

Zwischengleis 1977 (Movie)

Colonel Stone (Actor)

Eaten Alive 1976 (Movie)

Harvey Wood (Actor)

La Ragazza del Piagiame Gialle 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brannigan 1975 (Movie)

Mel Fields (Actor)

Il Corsaro Nero 1975 (Movie)

Van Gould (Actor)

Das Netz 1974 (Movie)

Morelli (Actor)

Tenafly 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Time For Loving 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

El Greco 1965 (Movie)

El Greco (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Rudy DeMeyer (Actor)

The Fall of the Roman Empire 1963 (Movie)

Cleander (Actor)

Paris When It Sizzles 1962 (Movie)

(uncredited) Guest Star (Actor)

...Et mourir de plaisir 1961 (Movie)

Leopoldo DeKarnstein (Actor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

General Haines (Actor)

The World, the Flesh and the Devil 1958 (Movie)

Benson Thacker (Actor)

The Sun Also Rises 1957 (Movie)

Robert Cohn (Actor)

War and Peace 1956 (Movie)

Prince Andrei (Actor)

Elena and Her Men 1955 (Movie)

Henri de Chevincourt (Actor)

Oh... Rosalinda! 1955 (Movie)

Captain Alfred Westerman (Actor)

Proibito 1955 (Movie)

Don Paolo (Actor)

Knights of the Round Table 1953 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Lili 1953 (Movie)

Paul Berthalet (Actor)

Rancho Notorious 1952 (Movie)

Frenchy Fairmont (Actor)

Scaramouche 1952 (Movie)

Noel, Marquis de Maynes (Actor)

Born to Be Bad 1950 (Movie)

Gobby (Actor)

The Brave Bulls 1950 (Movie)

Luis Bello (Actor)

Behind the Screen (TV Show)

Actor

Catherine the Great (Movie)

The Patriarch (Actor)

Dream West (TV Show)

Actor

Fugitive Family (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Boundaries (Movie)

Dr. Scott Carter (Actor)

One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Origins of the Mafia (TV Show)

Actor

Peter the Great (TV Show)

Actor

Seduced (TV Show)

Actor

The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Show)

Actor

The Top of the Hill (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Girl (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (7)

W 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Embassy 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Night Visitor 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wait Until Dark 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

El Greco 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cabriola 1964 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (3)

The Farmer's Daughter 1963 - 1966, 1968 - 1980, 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Cabriola 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Green Mansions 1958 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Cabriola 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cabriola 1964 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

A handsome and often tragic leading man in features during the 1950s, Mel Ferrer rose to fame as the dashing star of "Scaramouche" (1952), "Lili" (1953), "War and Peace" (1956) and "The Sun Also Rises" (1957). But Ferrer's true passion was behind the scenes, and he directed several features, including "Vendetta" (1950) and "Every Day is a Holiday" (1965) while scoring a professional triumph with 1967's "Wait Until Dark," which starred his wife, Audrey Hepburn. Ferrer was unable to parlay the film's success into more projects, and after a health setback following his divorce from Hepburn in 1968, settled into a steady diet of television guest appearances and turns in European features, including several crass horror and exploitation titles. One of Hollywood's most reluctant stars, Mel Ferrer's early roles, buoyed by his dignified carriage and soulful looks, kept him a filmgoer favorite long after his own career had come to an end.

Relationships

Marie Irene Ferrer

Mother

Jose Ferrer

Father
heart specialist

Mela Ferrer

Daughter
born in 1940 mother, Barbara C Tripp

Pepa Ferrer

Daughter
mother, Barbara C Tripp

Chris Ferrer

Son
mother, Barbara C Tripp

Mark Ferrer

Son
born 1944 mother, Frances Pilchard

Sean Ferrer

Son
born in 1960 mother, Audrey Hepburn

Jose Ferrer

Brother
not the actor

Audrey Hepburn Actor

Wife
married on September 25, 1954 divorced in 1968

Frances Pilchard

Wife
married on October 23, 1937 divorced after marriage to Barbara Tripp, remarried divorced a second time in 1953

Elizabeth Soukotine

Wife
married on February 19, 1971

Barbara Tripp

Wife
married in 1940 divorced

EDUCATION

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey 1935 - 1937
dropped out during sophomore year

Milestones

1987

Returned to the stage in the revival of "The Best Man" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

1986

Played Frederick in "Peter the Great" miniseries (NBC)

1981

Starred in the CBS series "Behind the Screen"

1973

Made TV-movie acting debut in two-hour pilot of "Tenafly"

1965

First film as co-writer (with Jose-Maria Palacio) and producer, "Cabriola/Every Day's a Holiday" (also director)

1963

TV directing debut, "The Farmer's Daughter" (episode)

1959

Directed Audrey Hepburn in "Green Mansions"

1949

Film acting debut in "Lost Boundaries"

1947

Worked as assistant director to John Ford on "The Fugitive"

1944

Film directing debut, "The Girl of the Limberlost"

1944

Returned to New York; first starring role on Broadway in "Strange Fruit"

1940

Wrote children's book, "Tito's Hats"

1940

New York stage acting debut in "Kind Lady"

1938

First Broadway appearance (as chorus dancer) in "You Never Know"

Left publishing upon reaching leading-man status at Cape Cod Playhouse

Appeared on the CBS primetime soap opera "Falcon Crest" as Phillip Erikson

First stage work with Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts

Worked as editor at Stephen Day Press in Vermont

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