Howard Da Silva Overview:

Character actor, Howard Da Silva, was born Howard Silverblatt on May 4, 1909 in Cleveland, OH. Da Silva died at the age of 76 on Feb 16, 1986 in Ossining, NY and was cremated and his ashes give to family or friend.

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A surly-looking, Broadway-trained American actor, Howard Da Silva was a very useful off-centre villain whose career was stopped in its tracks by the McCarthy Blacklist. He was fired from the film, Slaughter Trail (1951), on which he was working, and spent 11 years in the wilderness. Unsurprisingly, his film career failed to recover, although he made sporadic returns to movies mainly in biting cameo roles, since 1962.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Howard Da Silva Quotes:

Nat: One's too many an' a hundred's not enough.


Jack Bearnes: How do I know you won't double-cross me?
Owen Parkson: You don't. It's dealer's choice and I'm the dealer.


Eddie Harwood: I know I've got lots of faults, but being in love with you isn't one of them, is it?


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Did voice-over links for serial episodes of the British cult Science Fiction series "Doctor Who" (1963), which were edited for American television (circa 1973).

Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as best supporting or featured actor in a musical for "Fiorello!".

Between 1974 and 1977, he appeared in 26 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

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