Henry Silva, Known For Many Tough-Guy Roles, Dies At 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Silva, a prolific character actor finest recognized 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 advised Selection that his father 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 college as a young person, within the Nineteen Forties. He 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 an extended and busy profession in movie and tv, with lots of of credit earlier than retiring from appearing in 2001.

He had a breakthrough function on stage and display within the Fifties as a drug vendor in “A Hatful of Rain” and supporting elements in two of Frank Sinatra’s finest recognized motion pictures, each from the early 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 Struggle thriller about brainwashing and the tried assassination of a presidential nominee that starred Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. (In his final movie look, Silva was forged within the “Ocean’s Eleven” remake from 2000 that starred George Clooney and Brad Pitt).

“Our hearts are broken at the loss of our dear friend Henry Silva, one of the nicest, kindest and most talented men I’ve had the pleasure of calling my friend,” Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana Martin, tweeted. “He was the last surviving star of the original Oceans 11 Movie.”

Silva was additionally seen on such tv sequence as “Wagon Train” and “The F.B.I.,” and in such movies as Warren Beatty’s “Dick Tracy,” Jerry Lewis’ “Cinderfella” and “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,” through which he performed a mobster within the 1999 launch directed by considered one of his admirers, Jim Jarmusch.