Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Happy birthday, Howard da Silva.

Actor Howard da Silva, a victim of the Hollywood Blacklist, was born today in Cleveland in 1909. He died in 1986. Perhaps best known for his role as Benjamin Franklin in both the stage and film versions of 1776, he had substantial mystery-related credits, with appearances in The Defenders, The Fugitive, Mannix, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., They Live by Night, the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and the US version of M.

About the image: Howard da Silva, NYPL.


Dan said...

He was one of the high points in THE BLUE DAHLIA, in a part well-crafted by Raymond Chandler and sensitively played by DaSilva

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Thanks for noting this important part of da Silva's career.