Mel Ferrer

1917 - 2008

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Melchor Gastón Ferrer (August 25, 1917 – June 2, 2008) was an American actor and filmmaker. He achieved prominence on Broadway before scoring notable film hits with Scaramouche, Lili, and Knights of the Round Table. He starred opposite his wife, actress Audrey Hepburn, in War and Peace and produced her film Wait Until Dark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Ferrer has received more than 4,143,871 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Mel Ferrer is the 542nd most popular actor (down from 513th in 2019), the 994th most popular biography from United States (down from 964th in 2019) and the 266th most popular American Actor.

Mel Ferrer is most famous for being Audrey Hepburn's husband, and for starring in the film "War and Peace."

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Mel Ferrer ranks 542 out of 13,578Before him are Tom Waits, Richard Dreyfuss, Eleonora Duse, Tippi Hedren, Karlheinz Böhm, and Brian Cox. After him are Nǃxau ǂToma, Ken Watanabe, Maria Schell, Raul Julia, Louise Fletcher, and Mae West.

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Among people born in 1917, Mel Ferrer ranks 43Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Kiro Gligorov, John Kendrew, Jane Wyman, George Gaynes, and Leonid Hurwicz. After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Danielle Darrieux, Edward Norton Lorenz, Jack Kirby, Manolete, and Andrew Huxley. Among people deceased in 2008, Mel Ferrer ranks 34Before him are Jules Dassin, Heath Ledger, Jörg Haider, George Emil Palade, John Archibald Wheeler, and Leonid Hurwicz. After him are Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Thomas Huckle Weller, Aimé Césaire, Edward Norton Lorenz, Ivan Rebroff, and Masanobu Fukuoka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Ferrer ranks 994 out of 20,380Before him are Martha Graham (1894), Éamon de Valera (1882), James Tobin (1918), Frances Marion (1888), Grant Wood (1891), and Dennis Tito (1940). After him are Tori Amos (1963), Daniel Goleman (1946), Anton LaVey (1930), Tony Bennett (1926), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Kary Mullis (1944).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Mel Ferrer ranks 266Before him are John Cassavetes (1929), Bette Midler (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Tom Waits (1949), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and Tippi Hedren (1930). After him are Louise Fletcher (1934), Mae West (1893), Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), Kevin Kline (1947), and Michael Jai White (1967).

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