Henry Silva, an American actor best known for his roles in The Manchurian Candidate and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, died on Wednesday at 95. He died in Woodland Hills, Calif., when he was 95. He kept you amused for over twenty years. Here, you can read about the details of Henry Silva’s death.
Henry Silva Death
Dean Martin’s daughter, Deana, writes in a tribute that her father was “one of the nicest, kindest, and most talented men I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling my friend.
Henry Silva died on September 14 in California. He was a character actor who played bad guys in many movies, including Ocean’s Eleven and The Manchurian Candidate. He was 95.
His son Scott told The New York Times that his father had died at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills.
Henry Silva Career
Henry Silva was in more than 1,000 movies and TV shows and often played tough guys who were easy to remember. In Johnny Cool (1963), he was an assassin. In A Hatful of Rain (1957), he was a drug dealer. In Above the Law, he was a crooked CIA agent (1988).
The actor also worked with Frank Sinatra and other Rat Pack members like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford in a number of movies, such as Ocean’s Eleven (1960), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), and Sergeants 3 (1964). (1962).
Jean-Luc Godard, Irene Papas & now Henry Silva. And no doubt more to come as the last stars of midcentury cinema depart. But I find Silvia’s death particularly affecting. So many bad guys in so so many westerns, noirs & crime films. So long tough guy. pic.twitter.com/dna7Qxff0U
— Andrew Nette (@Pulpcurry) September 16, 2022
Silva’s last movie role was a cameo in the remake of Ocean’s Eleven with George Clooney and Brad Pitt in 2001. On TV, Silva voiced the supervillain Bane in Batman cartoons like 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series and 1997’s The New Batman Adventures. He was known for playing tough guys.
Silva told the Chicago Tribune in 2000, “I see a lot of actors who play bad guys, but they always play the same bad guys.” He talked about how long he had played Hollywood’s bad guys. “I have a seven-minute reel of scenes from my movies, and none of the guys are the same. Because that would be boring, I don’t always go to the same place. When I look at the page, I can see who the character is. I don’t put myself on the page—I let it affect me—but I don’t stay out of trouble either.”
After hearing about Silva’s death, Martin’s daughter Deana Martin paid tribute to him on Twitter. “Our hearts are broken by the loss of our dear friend Henry Silva. He was one of the nicest, kindest, and most talented men I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling a friend,” she wrote. “He was the only actor from the original Oceans 11 movie still alive. Henry, we love you and will miss you.”
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. He was the last surviving star of the original Oceans 11 Movie. We love you Henry, you will be missed 🥲 pic.twitter.com/sFOFqRVuU7
— Deana Martin (@DeanaMartin_) September 16, 2022
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.