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Frank Silvera (Frank Alvin Silvera)

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Biography

Kingston, British West Indies [now Kingston, Jamaica]
He was a highly successful black actor/director in the 1950s and 1960s who - because of his light-skinned appearance - transcended race and ethnicity in his performances. In motion pictures, Frank Silvera was cast as black, Latino, Polynesian and "white"/racially indeterminate (due to black + white film stock's lack of discernment when rendering light-skinned African-Americans).

He was actively engaged in the Civil Rights Struggles of the 1950s and 1960s and called on all of his associates in the theater and film world to support the efforts of Black Americans during this watershed in American history. Read more...

Actor

Character: Vincent Rapallo

The Killer's Kiss 1955

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Character: Papa Diaz

Crowded Paradise 1956

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Character: Det. Rafael Torno

Key Witness 1960

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Character: Paco

Lonnie 1963

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Character: Munoz

I Spy 1965

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Character: Don Sebastian Montoya

The High Chaparral 1967

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Character: Nick Eugenides

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969

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Character: Council Administrator Arturo dos Santos

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima 1952

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Character: Dino Patrone

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Andy Towner

Mr. Novak 1963

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Character: Minarii

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962

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Character: Ballin

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Juan Delcort

Channing 1963

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Character: Cesare Romano aka Charlie Roman

Thriller 1960

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Character: Lieutenant Porter

Crime & Punishment, USA 1959

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Character: Narrator- English

White Mane 1953

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Character: Ysidro

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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