Jose was a Roman Catholic.
Jose was married to Rosemary Clooney twice and divorced her twice.
Jose was the cousin of Cuban tennis player Beatriz Fernández.
Jose starred in the Broadway play "Othello" which holds the record for being the longest running Shakespeare play on Broadway.
Jose won the first ever Tony given for acting, in 1947, although he tied with Fredric March.
Jose has played the role of Cyrano de Bergerac on both stage, in 1947, and in film, in 1950.
Jose made his Broadway debut in 1940 in the play Charley's Aunt.
Jose wrote a thesis entitled "French Naturalism and Pardo Bazán".
Jose married the actress Phyllis Hill in 1948 but they divorced in 1953.
Jose was married to stage actress Uta Hagen from 1938 to 1948.
Jose was the father-in-law of the singer Debby Boone.
Jose was fluent in English and Spanish and had an intermediate ability in French, which he spoke in the movie Cyrano de Bergerac.
Jose was the first actor to receive the U.S. National Medal of Arts, in 1985.
Jose was the uncle of ER actor George Clooney.
Jose had five chidren with Rosemary Clooney. They are Miguel (1955), Maria (1956), Gabriel (1956), Monsita (1958), and Rafael(1960). Gabriel is married to singer Debby Boone.
Jose had one daughter with Uta Hagen, Leticia Ferrer (born 1940).
Jose attended Princeton University, and graduated form there in 1933.
Jose was married several times including two times to Rosemary Clooney.
Jose Ferrer and his son Miguel appeared with June and Anne Lockhart in the Magnum P. I. episode, Lest We Forget. The Anne and Miguel played their parents' characters in flashback sequences.