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Melchor Gastón Ferrer (August 25, 1917 – June 2, 2008), better known as Mel Ferrer, was an American actor, director, and producer of stage, film, and television of Cuban and Irish descent.

He initially cut his teeth in acting on Broadway stages before hitting it big during the waning years of The Golden Age of Hollywood with films such as Scaramouche, Lili and Knights of the Round Table.

He was famously the first husband of Audrey Hepburn, from 1954 to 1968, and the father of producer and author Sean Hepburn Ferrer. He participated in several of Audrey's films, such as starring in the 1956 adaptation of War and Peace by King Vidor, directing Green Mansions in 1959, making a cameo appearance in Charade and producing the 1967 film Wait Until Dark.

No relation to José Ferrer or the latter's son Miguel, who were of Puerto Rican descent.

His filmography includes

Film acting credits:

Television acting credits:

Directing credits:

  • The Girl of the Limberlost (1945)
  • Green Mansions (1959)
  • Cabriola (1965)