Friday, September 16, 2022

RIP Henry Silva

RIP Henry Silva. American actor Henry Silva died at the actors home in Woodland Hills, California on September 14th 2022. One day before his 94th birthday. Born in Brooklyn, New York on September 15, 1928, Silva often played villains and had credits in hundreds of films including “Ocean’s Eleven” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” Silva was a member of Frank Sinatra’s ‘Rat Pack’ and appeared with Frank in 1960’sa Ocean’s 11’(1960) with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., where he was one of the 11 thieves, and 1962 Western “Sergeants 3.” In later years, he appeared in Burt Reynolds’ “Sharky’s Machine” (1981), with Chuck Norris “Code of Silence” (1985), the Steven Seagal movie “Above the Law” (1988), Warren Beatty’s “Dick Tracy” (1990) and Jim Jarmusch’s “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” (1999); Silva’s final screen appearance was a cameo in the “Ocean’s Eleven” remake in 2001. Henry appeared in three Euro-westerns: “The Hills Run Red” (1966) as Garcia Mendez, “White Fang to the Rescue” (1974) as Mr. Nelson with Maurizio Merli and 1984’s “Man Hunt” (1984) as Mr. Collins with Ethan Wayne.

1 comment:

  1. Some reports say that Henry Silva died at age 96 but I disagree. Henry Silva was born on September 15, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Harlem. He grew up watching the Westerns of Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea and remembered wanting to work with them. He eventually got to work with Scott but as for McCrea, not so much. He DID get to work with Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, and Lee Van Cleef. It is also widely reported that he was of Puerto Rican ancestry but this is also not true. He was one of my favorite actors and still is. I will still miss him. RIP Henry Silva. September 15, 1928-September 14, 2022, taken too soon at 93.