Knowledge Identifier: +Jose_Ferrer
In 1938, Ferrer completed his bachelor's degree at Princeton University, where he wrote his senior thesis on "French Naturalism and Pardo Bazán"
Red Buttons - In 1939, Buttons started working for Minsky's Burlesque; in 1941, José Ferrer chose Buttons to appear in a Broadway show "The Admiral Had a Wife"
Mel Ferrer - Eventually, he returned to Broadway, where he directed the 1946 stage production of "Cyrano de Bergerac", in which Jose Ferrer first appeared in the role, became involved in motion pictures, directing more than ten feature films and acting in more than eighty
Leonardo Cimino - In 1946 he made his Broadaway debut in a revival of "Cyrano de Bergerac" which starred and was directed by José Ferrer
Ferrer made his film debut in 1948 in the Technicolor epic "Joan of Arc" as the weak-willed Dauphin opposite Ingrid Bergman
Michael Gordon (film director) - He directed the 1950 film "Cyrano de Bergerac", for which José Ferrer won a Best Actor Academy *award
He next played the role of Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston's fictional 1952 biopic, "Moulin Rouge"
He portrayed the Rev. Davidson in 1953's "Miss Sadie Thompson" opposite Rita Hayworth; Barney Greenwald, the embittered defense attorney, in 1954's "The Caine Mutiny"; and operetta composer Sigmund Romberg in the MGM musical biopic "Deep in My Heart"
Sigmund Romberg - Romberg was the subject of the 1954 Stanley Donen-directed film "Deep in My Heart", in which he was portrayed by José Ferrer
In 1955 Ferrer directed himself in the film version of "The Shrike", with June Allyson
In 1959 Ferrer directed the original stage production of Saul Levitt's "The Andersonville Trial", about the trial following the revelation of conditions at the infamous Civil War prison
Eugene Aynsley Goossens - For Kapp Records, he recorded a bilingual version of "Peter and the Wolf" in 1959, featuring the actor José Ferrer narrating the story in both English and Spanish
Ferrer's other notable film roles include the Turkish Bey in "Lawrence of Arabia" , Herod Antipas in "The Greatest Story Ever Told" , a budding Nazi in "Ship of Fools", a pompous professor in Woody Allen's "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy" , the treacherous Professor Siletski in the 1983 remake of "To Be or Not to Be", and Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV in "Dune" in 1984
Ferrer would go on to voice a highly truncated cartoon version of the play for an episode of "The ABC Afterschool Special" in 1974, and made his farewell to the part by performing a short passage from the play for the 1986 Tony awards telecast
William Prince (actor) - In 1980, he and "Cyrano" star Jose Ferrer both reunited, appearing in the made-for-television film "Gideon's Trumpet"