Jose Ferrer ' Academy Award Winner ' Film, Stage and T.V. Signed Cards Autograph £25.00
This is an In Person Autograph Album page inscribed To Eileen by the Puerto Rican Award Winning Stage and Film Director and Actor. He married Rosemary Clooney and was the Uncle of Actor George Clooney.The Autograph of Ray McDonald is on the Reverse. He died at aged 37 some say from suicide the family maintained he choked to death on food in his Hotel room.
José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theatre and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor, as well as the first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award (in 1950, for Cyrano de Bergerac).
To honor his roots, he donated his Oscar award to the University of Puerto Rico. The prolific and distinguished thespian also won several Tony Awards. In 1947, he won the Tony Award for his theatrical performance of Cyrano de Bergerac, and then in 1952, he won the Distinguished Dramatic Actor Award for The Shrike, and also the Outstanding Director Award for directing all three of The Shrike, The Fourposter, and Stalag 17.
Ferrer's contributions to American theatre were recognized in 1981, when he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. In 1985 he received the National Medal of Artsfrom Ronald Reagan, becoming the first actor to receive that honor. On April 26, 2012, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in Ferrer's honor in its Distinguished Americans series.