Henry Silva, best known for playing tough guys, dies at 95
Henry Silva, a prolific character actor known for playing villains and tough guys in movies like “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Ocean’s Eleven,” has died at the age of 95.
Silva’s son, Scott Silva, told Variety that his father died of natural causes Wednesday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
A native of New York City, Silva dropped out of school as a teenager in the 1940s. He was accepted into the Actors Studio for the next decade and his fellow students included Shelley Winters and Ben Gazzara. He went on to have a long and busy career in film and television, leaving behind hundreds of credits before retiring from his acting career in 2001.
He had his breakthrough roles on stage and screen in the 1950s. He was the drug dealer in ‘The Rain Hats’ and Frank He was Sinatra’s most famous supporting role in his two films. Both are from his early 1960s. A showcase for Sinatra, Dean Martin and other Rat Pack members. The Manchu Candidate, a Cold War thriller about the brainwashing and assassination attempt of a presidential candidate starring Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey and Janet Lee. (In his last film appearance, Silva starred in the 2000 “Ocean’s Eleven” remake starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt).
Dean Martin’s daughter, Deena Martin, said, “Our hearts are broken by the loss of our dear friend Henry Silva.” A star who survived the
Silva has also appeared in television series such as Wagon Train and FBI, as well as films such as Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy, Jerry Lewis’ Cinderfella, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and the film released and directed in 1999. played a gangster. By one of his admirers, Jim Jarmusch.
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