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American actor Henry Silva, pictured with Dutch actress Katia...

American actor Henry Silva & Katia Christine

Roxie noir festival a world of moral gray areas

"Ocean's Eleven" promo still, 1960. L to R: Richard Conte, Buddy Lester, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Akim Tamiroff, Richard Benedict, Henry Silva, Norman Fell, Clem Harvey. Plot: Danny Ocean (Sinatra) and his former 82nd airborne pals decide to rob five Las Vegas casinos on New Year's Eve.

Actor Henry Silva turns 86 today - he was born 9-15 in 1928. He was acting in the 50s as a graduate of The Actors Studio in such films as Ocean's Eleven (1960) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - he moved to Italian films for a time, coming back to Hollywood in the 80s appearing in such films as Dick Tracy.

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The Animals (1970) Stars: Michele Carey, Henry Silva, Keenan Wynn, John Anderson, Joe Turkel, Peggy Stewart ~ Director: Ron Joy

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Stephen Boyd, Gregory Peck, Lee Van Cleef, and Henry Silva in the 20th Century Fox western The Bravados

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