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Joseferrer

Jose Ferrer in Moulin Rouge (1952).

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]: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (though I can't recall by whom); 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 Relatives

Ex-Mr. Uta Hagen

Ex-Mr. Phyllis Hill

Ex-Mr. Rosemary Clooney (divorced, remarried, divorced again)

Father of Miguel Ferrer

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