Jose Ferrer: Vintage photo from „Miss Sadie Thompson“, hand-signed.
4 x 5,8 inches. Fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Jose Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron (1912 – 1992), best known as Jose Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican American actor, as well as a theater and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican American actor to win an Academy Award.
Ferrer made his Broadway debut in 1935. In 1940, he played his first starring role on Broadway, the title role in Charley's Aunt, partly in drag. He played Iago in Margaret Webster's 1943 Broadway production of Othello, starring Paul Robeson in the title role, Webster as Emilia, and Ferrer's wife at the time, Uta Hagen, as Desdemona. It became the longest-running production of a Shakespeare play staged in the U.S., a record it still holds.
His Broadway directing credits include The Shrike, Stalag 17, The Fourposter, Twentieth Century, Carmelina, My Three Angels, and The Andersonville Trial.
Ferrer may be best-remembered for his performance in the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac, which he first played on Broadway in 1946.