Mel Ferrer, 1917-2008



Goodbye to Mel Ferrer, the actor, director and producer who despite all he did in his long career, is best known as the first husband of Audrey Hepburn. Perhaps he wouldn’t have minded, as he claimed to be a reluctant subject of the spotlight, though you wouldn’t know it to see his performances. From the intense emotion of his leading roles in Lili (1953) and War and Peace (1956) to the light flirtation of his turn opposite Ingrid Bergman in Elena et les Hommes (1956), he never seemed less than comfortable in his own skin as a performer. His contributions to the movies and the stage were intelligent, warm and full of honest emotion.

Obitutaries:

The Hollywood Reporter

Reuters


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