Ferrer won several Tony Awards for his work on stage. He also performed in more than 60 movies, garnering three Academy Award nominations. For his stage and film performances as Cyrano de Bergerac, Ferrer won both a Tony Award and an Oscar for Best Actor.
“The Postal Service is pleased and proud to bestow upon José Ferrer — a groundbreaking Latino performer and the first Puerto Rican actor to succeed in Hollywood — a new commemorative Forever stamp,” said Government Relations and Public Policy Vice President Marie Therese Dominguez. “Throughout an acting career that spanned more than half a century, Ferrer played a wide range of roles on both Broadway and on the silver screen.”