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Also Known As: Died: February 1, 2003
Born: April 16, 1918 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession:

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Johnny Silver was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Silver's career began by acting in comedies like "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963) with Dean Martin and Elizabeth Montgomery, "The Great Race" (1965) with Jack Lemmon and "How Sweet It Is" (1968) with James Garner. He also appeared in the TV movie "What's a Nice Girl Like You...?" (ABC, 1971-72). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Evita Peron" (1980-81). He also appeared in the TV special "Flo's Place" (NBC, 1975-76). Following that project, he worked on "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-75) and "Uncle Croc's Block" (ABC, 1975-76). More recently, he earned a role in "Lepke" (1975) with Tony Curtis. He also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-75) and "Uncle Croc's Block" (ABC, 1975-76). He also lent his voice to "Hello, Larry" (NBC, 1978-1981). Silver focused on film in more recent years, appearing in the Mel Brooks comedy "History of the World Part I" (1981), the Mel Brooks comedy adventure "Spaceballs" (1987) and the black comedy "Shakes the Clown" (1992) with Bobcat Goldthwait. Silver's...

Johnny Silver was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Silver's career began by acting in comedies like "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963) with Dean Martin and Elizabeth Montgomery, "The Great Race" (1965) with Jack Lemmon and "How Sweet It Is" (1968) with James Garner. He also appeared in the TV movie "What's a Nice Girl Like You...?" (ABC, 1971-72). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Evita Peron" (1980-81). He also appeared in the TV special "Flo's Place" (NBC, 1975-76). Following that project, he worked on "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-75) and "Uncle Croc's Block" (ABC, 1975-76). More recently, he earned a role in "Lepke" (1975) with Tony Curtis. He also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (ABC, 1974-75) and "Uncle Croc's Block" (ABC, 1975-76). He also lent his voice to "Hello, Larry" (NBC, 1978-1981). Silver focused on film in more recent years, appearing in the Mel Brooks comedy "History of the World Part I" (1981), the Mel Brooks comedy adventure "Spaceballs" (1987) and the black comedy "Shakes the Clown" (1992) with Bobcat Goldthwait. Silver's music was most recently featured in the dramatic adaptation "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" (2001) with Haley Joel Osment. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Henry Hamilton, Graduate Ghost" (ABC, 1984-85). Silver passed away in February 2003 at the age of 85.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Shakes the Clown (1991) Clown Tailor
2.
 Spaceballs (1987) Caddy
3.
 History of the World Part I (1981) Small Liar
4.
 Lepke (1975)
5.
 Hammer (1972) Tiny
6.
 What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1971) Louis--Waiter
7.
 Pufnstuf (1970) Dr. Blinkey
8.
 How Sweet It Is! (1968) Zipper man
9.
 Never a Dull Moment (1968) Prop man
10.
 The Great Race (1965)
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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

b. April 16, 1918 East Chicago, IL,
d. February 1, 2003 Woodland Hills, CA.
A singer of Hungarian ancestry, Silver sang in operas and musicals following WWII and during the war he performed for the troops alongside Mario Lanza. He moved to California in 1954 and began working in film and televison. He's best remembered for his role as Benny Southstreet in the Broadway show ‘Guys and Dolls.’

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