Henry Silva, the actor who played many villainous roles in movies including Ocean’s ElevenAnd Manchurian CandidateThe death has been announced by his son Scott Silva. Silva died of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital Woodland Hills in California on September 14, his son Scott Silva confirmed. The New York Times. He was 95.
Silva was born in Brooklyn in September 1926. His family was raised in Harlem. After leaving high school, Silva worked as a dishwasher and longshoreman before auditioning for The Actors Studio. He was said to have been one of five applicants chosen from over 2,500. After being accepted, he was given a small role in 1952 for Elia Kazan. Viva Zapata!. In 1953, he made his Broadway debut with Tennessee Williams. Camino Real Later Rain, Rain, Rain!Both of these were created in an Actors Studio workshop. He played the same role again in Rain, Rain, Rain! In the 1957 film version.
Our hearts are broken by the loss of Henry Silva. He was a dear friend, someone I had the honor of calling my friend. He was the last star of Oceans 11 Movie. Henry, we love and miss you.🥲 pic.twitter.com/sFOFqRVuU7
— Deana Martin (@DeanaMartin_) September 16, 2022
With Rain, Rain, Rain!Silva made his Boadway final appearance. He quickly moved to TV and film. In Westerns, including the one he starred in during the ’50s. The Tall T alongside Randolph Scott,The Bravados Gregory Peck The Law and Jake Wade(1958) With Robert Taylor Ride a Crooked Trail (1958) with Audie Murphy, and The Jayhawkers(1959) with Jeff Chandler.
Silva was most famous for his role in 1960’s. Ocean’s 11After Frank Sinatra saw Silva in a convertible at Doheny Drive’s stop light, he offered him the role. Silva eventually got the role as one of the 11 thieves. Silva’s last screen appearance was in the movie “The Last Stand.” Ocean’s ElevenFilm remake in 2001, starring George Clooney & Brad Pitt.
Silva is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and has appeared in many European titles, such as Il Boss, The Italian Connection (1972), The cry of a prostitute (1974), Nearly Human (1974), The Manhunt (1975), Poliziotti violenti (1976), Weapons of death(1977) Escape from the Bronx (1983). Other credits include (1983). Green Mansions (1959), Cinderfella (1960), The Animals (1970), Love and Bullets (1979), Chained heat (1983), Lust in the Dust(1984), Chuck Norris. Code of Silence (1985), Amazon Women on The Moon(1987) The End of Violence (1997). (1997). Batman series.
Deana Martin, Sinatra’s close friend and member of Rat Pack, paid tribute on social media to Silva. She called him “one of my best friends” and described him as “one the kindest, most talented, and kindest men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.” His two sons, Michael (and Scott) are still with him. A memorial service is planned for Silva at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at Church of the Good Shepherd 504 North Roxbury Dr. Beverly Hills.