Friday, January 20, 2017

Arlene Corwin writes

God Bless You Mr. Ferrer

God bless you Mr. Ferrer 
Where’er you are. 
‘My Father’s house - many a mansion’: 
That you’re somewhere I am certain. 
One remembers José, powerful as Cyrano. 
Now we shall remember you; 
Compelling, formidable in all your roles, 
You unintentionally stole the roles 
Becoming one with each. 
And one is sad! Nigh inconsolable! 
Sixty-one!  So young these days! 
No phrase of admiration, value and esteem can reach you, 
Few can match you, rate you high enough. 
And I, engulfed in loss, 
No grading high enough 
Shall miss you. 

[Coming home, turning on the Mac, tuning in the radio, expecting to see, hear the installation of the President-elect, I read instead “Miguel Ferrer is dead”.  Priority is clear.  Dear Mr Ferrer takes precedence. ]Image result for miguel ferrer paintings

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  1. Miguel Ferrer was an American actor who probably became most recognizable as NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on the long-running TV series "NCIS: Los Angeles" but appeared in many roles since the 1980s, including the voices of Shan Yu in "Mulan" and Big Boss in "Rio 2" and the Heretic leader in the video game "Halo 2." In 1990-1991 he was on three primetime TV series simultaneously: as D.A. Todd Spurrier in "Shannon's Deal," Cajun cop Beau Jack Bowman in "Broken Badges," and FBI forensics specialist Albert Rosenfield in "Twin Peaks." Before turning to acting, he was a musician, playing on Keith Moon's "Two Sides of the Moon" and in the band Seduction of the Innocent. He belonged to a show business family: His father José Ferrer won the first Tony Award in 1947 for his role as Cyrano de Bergerac and won an acadmay Award when he reprised the role in 1950 (one of Miguel's first roles was playing the younger self of his father's character on an episode of "Maghum, P.I." in 1981); his mother was singer Rosemary Clooney, who starred with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in the 1954 film "White Christmas" (thus making actor George Clooney his cousin); a brother, Gabriel, married singer Debby Boone.


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