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Joseferrer

Jose Ferrer in Moulin Rouge

Jose Ferrer (1912 - 1992)

Film Deaths[]

  • Whirlpool (1949) [David Korvo]: Dies of internal bleeding after he leaves the hospital too soon after surgery in an attempt to destroy the evidence of his guilt.
  • Crisis (1950) [Raoul Farrago]: Dies of a cerebral hemorrhage while talking to Cary Grant.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Fatally injured by being run over by a carriage; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Mala Powers.
  • Moulin Rouge (1952) [Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec/Comte Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec]: Playing a dual role (as father and son) Henri dies of pneumonia, on top of injuries from falling down a staircase; we see images of various people from his past appear before him as he dies. (Alphonse survives).
  • Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) [Alfred Davidson]: Commits suicide (offscreen) by throwing himself off a cliff, feeling guilty after sexually assaulting Rita Hayworth. Villagers find his body on the rocks. (Thanks to Brian).
  • Cyrano (1974; animated) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Fatally injured by being run over by a carriage; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Roxane (voiced by Joan Van Ark).
  • Order to Kill (El Clan de los inmorales; Mission: To Kill; Order to Assassinate) (1975) [Inspector Reed]: Shot in the chest by Howard Ross, while Helmut Berger listens helplessly over the telephone.
  • The Big Bus (1976) [Ironman]: Likely crushed to death by rubble and debris after his house is destroyed by his earthquake machine (and being unable to escape due to permanently being in an iron lung) which Stuart Margolin accidentally set it for his house instead of the titular bus on a cliff edge. (Played for comic effect)
  • The Swarm(1978) [Dr. Andrews]: Stung to death, along with Richard Chamberlain and several others, by a group of bees resulting in the nuclear power plant to be destroyed.
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) [Leopold]: Dies of a heart attack (my memory of this movie is vague, so I might be misremembering).
  • To Be or Not to Be (1983) [Professor Siletski]: Shot to death by Tim Matheson; his body is shown again afterwards when Mel Brooks (who had been disguised as Jose) discovers him. Mel then shaves off Jose's beard and replaces it with a false beard to make it look as though Jose is the impostor.

TV Deaths[]

  • Producer's Showcase: Cyrano de Bergerac (1955) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Fatally injured by being run over by a carriage; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Claire Bloom.
  • Murder, She Wrote: Death Casts a Spell (1984) [Cagliostro]: Stabbed in the back by Brian Kerwin in a hotel room filled with hypnotized journalists (who are unable to remember the murder); his body is shown afterwards when Angela Lansbury and Diana Canova enter the room.

Notable Connections[]

Ex-Mr. Uta Hagen

Ex-Mr. Phyllis Hill

Ex-Mr. Rosemary Clooney (Divorced, Remarried, Divorced again)

Father of Miguel Ferrer

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