Considered one of the most accomplished talents of his generation, Ferrer won several Tony Awards for his work on stage and performed in more than 60 movies, garnering three Academy Award nominations. He won the Golden Globe in 1990n for Best Actor for his role as Cyrano de Bergerac.
“The Postal Service is proud to honor José Ferrer on a Forever Stamp,” said Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services. “A renaissance man who spoke five languages fluently, Ferrer's accomplishments extended to many areas of entertainment.”
The portrait featured on the stamp is an oil painting by Daniel Adel of Cold Spring, NY, based on a photograph of Ferrer. Adel worked under the direction of art director Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA.