Henry Silva, a prolific character actor finest identified for taking part in villains and difficult guys in “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and different movies, has died at age 95.
Silva’s son Scott Silva informed Selection that he died Wednesday of pure causes on the Movement Image and Tv Nation Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Silva was a New York Metropolis native who dropped out of faculty as a young person, within the Forties, and was accepted the next decade into the Actors Studio, the place fellow college students included Shelley Winters and Ben Gazzara. He went on to have a protracted and busy profession in movie and tv, with lots of of credit earlier than retiring from performing in 2001.
He had a breakthrough position on stage and display screen within the Fifties as a drug supplier in “A Hatful of Rain” and supporting elements in two of Frank Sinatra’s finest identified motion pictures, each from the early Nineteen Sixties: “Ocean’s Eleven,” the Las Vegas heist movie that was a showcase for Sinatra, Dean Martin and different “Rat Pack” members; and “The Manchurian Candidate,” the Chilly Warfare thriller about brainwashing and the assassination of the president that starred Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. (In his final movie look, Silva was solid within the “Ocean’s Eleven” remake from 2000 that starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt).
“Our hearts are damaged on the lack of our expensive buddy Henry Silva, one of many nicest, kindest and most gifted males I’ve had the pleasure of calling my buddy,” Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana Martin, tweeted. “He was the final surviving star of the unique Oceans 11 Film.”
Silva was additionally seen on such tv collection as “Wagon Prepare” and “The F.B.I.,” and in such movies as Warren Beatty’s “Dick Tracy,” Jerry Lewis’ “Cinderfella” and “Ghost Canine: The Approach of the Samurai,” by which he performed a mobster within the 1999 launch directed by considered one of his admirers, Jim Jarmusch.