“Forgotten Hollywood”- Passing Parade Claims Henry Silva…

Posted on September 17, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Henry Silva was a prolific character actor with a career that spanned six decades. He is best-known for his roles in Ocean’s 11, The Manchurian Candidate and Sergeants 3, all starring Frank Sinatra.

“`Silva quit school to attend drama classes and he supported himself as a waiter and dishwasher at a Manhattan hotel. In 1955, he tried out for the Actors Studio and he was accepted. His classmates included Ben Gazzara, Shelley Winters and Harry Guardino.

“`His early roles included Viva Zapata, The Tall T, The Bravados and A Hatful of Rain. And his collaboration with Frank Sinatra proved fruitful. He was memorable in Cinderfella, Johnny Cool, Sharkey’s Machine, Contract on Cherry Street (again with Sinatra) Dick Tracy and the remake of Ocean’s 11 in 2001.

“`Silva was typecast playing mobsters, robbers and other criminals, mostly on television. He guest-starred in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Untouchables, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, Mission: Impossible and Thriller.

“`One of the good guys, Henry Silva was ninety-five.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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