José Ferrer

1912 - 1992

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José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor and director of stage, film, and television. He first achieved prominence for his portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac in the play of the same name, which earned him the inaugural Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1947. He reprised the role in a 1950 film version and won an Academy Award, making him the first Puerto Rican-born actor and the first Hispanic actor to win an Oscar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Ferrer has received more than 3,017,339 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. José Ferrer is the 770th most popular actor (up from 827th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Puerto Rico (up from 1,624th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Puerto Rican Actor.

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  • 47

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  • 3.36

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  • 4.91

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Among actors, José Ferrer ranks 770 out of 10,030Before him are Kim Cattrall, Jane Wyman, Nǃxau ǂToma, Olivia Hussey, John Gavin, and Elizabeth Montgomery. After him are Dirk Bogarde, Gary Busey, Lionel Logue, Holland Taylor, Mark Harmon, and Dolores del Río.

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Among people born in 1912, José Ferrer ranks 65Before him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Julius Axelrod, Ertuğrul Osman, Shoichi Nishimura, Princess Deokhye, and Hermann Graf. After him are Arne Næss, A. E. van Vogt, Hugh Griffith, Salvador Luria, Julia Child, and Lady Bird Johnson. Among people deceased in 1992, José Ferrer ranks 42Before him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Peter D. Mitchell, Marsha P. Johnson, Denny Hulme, James Stirling, and John Sturges. After him are Markos Vafeiadis, Albert Pierrepoint, Arletty, Lev Gumilyov, Jean-Claude Pascal, and Denholm Elliott.

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In Puerto Rico

Among people born in Puerto Rico, José Ferrer ranks 5 out of 59Before him are Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Raul Julia (1940), Benicio del Toro (1967), and José Feliciano (1945). After him are Rita Moreno (1931), Ricky Martin (1971), Amaury Nolasco (1970), Héctor Lavoe (1946), Luis Guzmán (1956), Daddy Yankee (1977), and Emiliano Mercado del Toro (1891).

Among ACTORS In Puerto Rico

Among actors born in Puerto Rico, José Ferrer ranks 4Before him are Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Raul Julia (1940), and Benicio del Toro (1967). After him are Rita Moreno (1931), Amaury Nolasco (1970), Luis Guzmán (1956), Osvaldo Ríos (1960), Roselyn Sánchez (1973), David Zayas (1962), Carlos Ponce (1972), and Holly Woodlawn (1946).

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