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US film legend Mel Ferrer dies aged 90

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US film legend Mel Ferrer dies aged 90


US actor, director, producer and writer Mel Ferrer, whose career spanned some 60 years, has died at the age of 90. He appeared in more than 100 films and TV movies. Ferrer viewed himself less as a performer than a creative talent behind the camera.

As a filmmaker, he directed Claudette Colbert in the 1950 mystery “The Secret Fury” and his wife Audrey Hepburn in the 1959 romantic adventure “Green Mansions”. The couple enjoyed a more successful collaboration in the 1967 thriller “Wait Until Dark,” which earned Hepburn her fifth Oscar nomination.

Ferrer died at his ranch near Santa Barbara in California surrounded by family and friends.

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