|Name:||Howard Da Silva|
|Birth Day:||May 4, 1909|
|Death Date:||Feb 16, 1986 (age 76)|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland, United States|
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American theatrical performer who appeared in numerous Broadway musicals, including Oklahoma!, 1776, and Fiorello! He earned a 1960 Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical.
As per our current Database, Howard Da Silva died on Feb 16, 1986 (age 76).
Before becoming an actor, Howard Da Silva worked in the steel industry.
Da Silva was a graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and studied acting with Eva Le Gallienne beginning in 1928 at the Civic Repertory Theatre. He changed his surname to the Portuguese Da Silva (the name is sometimes misspelled Howard De Silva).
Da Silva married actress Marjorie Nelson in 1949. Da Silva and Nelson divorced in 1960. He married twice more and had a total of two sons and three daughters.
Da Silva became one of hundreds of artists blacklisted in the entertainment industry during the House Committee on Unamerican Activities investigation into alleged Communist influence in the industry. Following his March 1951 testimony in which he repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights, his lead performance in the completed feature film Slaughter Trail was re-shot with actor Brian Donlevy. Da Silva continued to find work on the New York stage, but did not work in feature films again until 1961 when he appeared in David and Lisa (a BAFTA-nominated performance). He was eventually cleared of any charges in 1960, but not before his career in television had also stalled, with no work between 1951 and 1959 when he appeared in The Play of the Week. The brief respite was followed by another television career void until his appearance in a 1963 episode of The Defenders. That was the beginning of the end of Da Silva's blacklist, and the show's producer Herb Brodkin paired Da Silva with William Shatner when he created the television series For the People.
In 1969, Da Silva originated the role of Benjamin Franklin in the musical 1776. Four days before the show opened on Broadway, he suffered a minor heart attack but refused to seek medical assistance because he wanted to make sure critics saw his performance. After the four official critic performances were over, the cast left to go to the cast party and Da Silva went to the hospital and immediately took a leave of absence from the production. While Da Silva recuperated, his understudy, Rex Everhart, took over the role and performed on the cast recording. Da Silva was able to reprise his role in the 1972 film version and appeared on that soundtrack album.
He also did voice acting in 26 episodes of the popular 1974–82 radio thriller series CBS Radio Mystery Theater (between July 1974 and February 1977). In 1978, he recorded linking narration for episodes of the British television program Doctor Who broadcast in the United States.
Howard Da Silva was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Russian Jewish parents. Howard Da Silva's birth name was Howard Silverblatt.
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