Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock, José Ferrer’s daughter

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Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock is the daughter of José Ferrer and his wife Rosemary Clooney. Maria Ferrer’s father was a Puerto Rican actor and director of stage, film, and television. He first achieved prominence for his portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac in the play of the same name, which earned him the inaugural Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1947. Maria Providencia’s mother, Rosemary was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song “Come On-a My House”, which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There”, and “This Ole House”. She also had success as a jazz vocalist.

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Full Name Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock
Famous asDaughter of José Ferrer and his wife Rosemary Clooney
Date of BirthAugust 9, 1956 
Age65 years old as of 2021
Place of BirthUnited States of America
Zodiac SignLeo
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
Parents Father- José Ferrer
Mother- Rosemary Clooney
Siblings Monsita Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, Gabriel Ferrer and more

Born on August 9, 1956, Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock is 65 years old. She was named after her father’s mother, María Providencia Cintrón. Maria Ferrer’s father, José was married 4 times and had six children. Rosemary Clooney was his Third wife.

There isn’t much information about Maria as she has been living a very private life far away from the media. Her parents on the other hand were always in the news.

José first married Clooney on June 1, 1953, in Durant, Oklahoma. They moved to Santa Monica, California, in 1954, and then to Los Angeles in 1958. José and Clooney had five children in quick succession: Miguel, Maria, Gabriel, Monsita, and Rafael. They divorced for the first time in 1961.

Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock’s parents, José and Clooney remarried on November 22, 1964, in Los Angeles; however, the marriage again crumbled because Ferrer was carrying on an affair with the woman who would become his last wife, Stella Magee. Clooney found out about the affair, and she and Ferrer divorced again in 1967.

Maria Providencia Ferrer Murdock

Years after the divorce, Maria’s mother, Rosemary joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F. Kennedy and heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, 1968. A month later, she had a nervous breakdown onstage in Reno, Nevada where she began shouting insults to her audience. She was hospitalized and remained in psychoanalytic therapy for eight years.

José died of colorectal cancer in Coral Gables, Florida, on January 26, 1992, 18 days after his 80th birthday, and was interred in Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan in his native Puerto Rico


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