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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:25 PM

Actor Miguel Ferrer Dies at 61

Source: The Daily Beast



Miguel Ferrer, the actor whose notable credits include “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan,” died on Thursday of cancer. He was 61. Ferrer was also the cousin of fellow actor George Clooney. “Today, NCIS: LOS ANGELES lost a beloved family member. Miguel was a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence on screen, a wicked sense of humor, and a huge heart,” the series’ showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement.

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Reply Actor Miguel Ferrer Dies at 61 (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2017 OP
Fast Walker 52 Jan 2017 #1
Liberalagogo Jan 2017 #8
Fast Walker 52 Jan 2017 #17
csziggy Jan 2017 #15
Fast Walker 52 Jan 2017 #18
MFM008 Jan 2017 #27
Siwsan Jan 2017 #2
TacoD Jan 2017 #3
Strelnikov_ Jan 2017 #16
Justice Jan 2017 #4
Deuce Jan 2017 #7
yallerdawg Jan 2017 #5
mrmpa Jan 2017 #20
Paladin Jan 2017 #6
LoisB Jan 2017 #9
47of74 Jan 2017 #10
msanthrope Jan 2017 #11
mnhtnbb Jan 2017 #12
bettyellen Jan 2017 #13
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2017 #14
bettyellen Jan 2017 #19
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2017 #23
marybourg Jan 2017 #26
emmadoggy Jan 2017 #21
herding cats Jan 2017 #22
Strangebird Jan 2017 #32
spiderpig Jan 2017 #24
Skittles Jan 2017 #25
Aristus Jan 2017 #28
Coventina Jan 2017 #34
No Vested Interest Jan 2017 #29
Cha Jan 2017 #30
SummerSnow Jan 2017 #31
Coventina Jan 2017 #33
Duppers Jan 2017 #35

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:27 PM

1. aw man, I didn't realize he was that old

 

I saw him in a lot of things over the years

RIP

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 06:06 PM

8. 61 isn't "that old"

 

Carrie Fisher was only 60.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:33 PM

17. yes, of course. I wrote that badly. I was kind of shocked that he died...

 

more accurately I didn't realize he was sick, and I didn't think about him dying.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:31 PM

15. My first reaction was, "He's WAY too young to die!"

He was younger than I am and should have had years more of life ahead of him.

I'll miss him on NCIS: Los Angeles - I like the show and his character really grew into an essential part of the ensemble.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:34 PM

18. yeah, I phrased it badly

 

I was just shocked he died

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:57 AM

27. oh my

and Ill be 59. Were practically KIDS..............

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:29 PM

2. Very sad news!

He was one of those character actors who comprise the heart of the acting profession. Peace and comfort to his family.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:38 PM

3. I remember him from ROBOCOP, TRAFFIC and the pilot episode of ER -- RIP (nt)

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Response to TacoD (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:33 PM

16. Robocop . . .


his best work IMHO.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:41 PM

4. very sad. He was looking very thin on NCIS LA

His voice had changed. So sad.

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Response to Justice (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:53 PM

7. Yes, in the last few episodes I watched he appeared to maybe have cancer.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:44 PM

5. Christ, we're dropping like flies, too young.

Crossing Jordan was one of those guilty pleasures, and Mr. Ferrer was great.

He has been popping up in movies and TV all my life.

Rest in peace, Miguel Ferrer.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 09:40 PM

20. there's a terrific scene in Crossing Jordan.....

The scene was about a week or 2 after Rosemary Clooney's death. It was the last scene Ferrer's character was in his office at the end of a long day, he turned on a cd put his feet up and you hear the voice of Rosemary Clooney and you see a smile across Ferrer's face

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 05:52 PM

6. Sorry to hear it, I always enjoyed his acting work. (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 06:07 PM

9. Sad. I always enjoyed his work.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 06:48 PM

10. RIP

 

And there was also this brief appearance in Star Trek



Warp speed, Mr. Ferrer. RIP

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 06:53 PM

11. Oh wow ......he was like, in everything! nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 06:55 PM

12. His mother was Rosemary Clooney

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 07:56 PM

13. Was he Audrey Hepburn's stepson too?

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:20 PM

14. No, his dad was Jose Ferrer

Audrey was married to Mel.

He was George Clooney's cousin, in fact he was the one who suggested George give acting a try.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 09:11 PM

19. Interesting! I met Clooney because he came to a benefit that celebrated Walter Cronkite's birthday

 

And Cronkite was good friends w Rosemary Clooney as well. I also learned that Cronkite's partner was Carly Simon's mom, and they were bi gcat lovers. They had a bunch of cats and one of those huge carpeted trees in their living room which had floor to ceiling views of the East river!

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:09 PM

23. George's dad Nick (Rosemary's brother) was a local anchorman

Mostly at WKRC in Cincinnati, but short stings at several other stations to.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:54 AM

26. He looks just like his father.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 09:48 PM

21. Another gone too soon.

He had a very long resume. He seemed to pop up in so many TV shows!

Talented actor.

I hope this isn't the beginning of another 2016!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 09:50 PM

22. I just was googling to check on him earlier this week.

He'd had cancer, and had multiple strokes this past year and I was thinking about him.

NCIS actually let him play out his character on the show. You knew something was wrong with his health, but it was such a respectful thing to let him continue his work. It was who he was, after all.

They left him shot, and possibly dead in the last episode. That's when I realized he was possibly not recovering well in his real life.

This is sad news, indeed.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:43 PM

32. Actually, I pretty sure he was stabbed or rather shanked...

Not a huge fan of NCIS: LA, but have been watching lately just because I wanted to follow Mr. Ferrer progress. I knew in that last ep, it was really bad, he could hardly move and so thin! But he was stabbed in the back while being processed in jail for an assault he'd been framed for. Unless, he was shot in the hospital later and I missed that? I, also, really enjoyed his career and will miss him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:21 PM

24. I'd always perk up seeing Miguel's name in a cast

He was the best part of anything he did.

I'm looking forward to the reboot of Twin Peaks, but it will be bittersweet now.

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:51 AM

25. same here

a very unassuming guy, but always a good performance....I did not even realize he was ill

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:34 AM

28. My knowledge of him is almost entirely as the sleazy corporate executive from 'Robocop'.

I didn't watch any of the TV shows Ferrer was in, so I can't square that punchable asshole with the beloved figure I'm reading about in this thread.

Of course, he was an actor. I'm glad he was loved by so many.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:20 PM

34. Did you ever watch Al Franken's short-lived "Lateline"? He was wonderful in that.

That was a great show, but was too smart to survive network TV.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:37 AM

29. I didn't follow Miguel, but have a soft spot for all things Clooney -

Rosemary, Nick, sister Betty, George, and Rosemary's large family of kids.

Long memory here - it doesn't seem that long ago that Rosemary was having her family, after which she and Jose divorced and Rosie went through a hard time.
She came back though, and what a beautiful voice she had.

Brother Nick also did some TV in So. Cal. He hosted some movie specials and PBS-type works. Nick is still with us, though not seen frequently anymore.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 05:34 AM

30. Shocking to me.. I didn't know he was sick..

RIP~Miguel Ferrer great actor.

I vaguely remember his dad Jose in the original Moulin Rouge..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:57 AM

31. My condolences to his family. he had throat cancer, same thing that my father died from



He and his father looked so much alike.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:18 PM

33. Awe geez, terrible news. I loved him on "Lateline."

RIP

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:52 PM

35. I remember him first from HILL STREET BLUES.

I loved that award winning show and wonder why I've never seen it in reruns.

He will be missed.

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