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actor , director , produced

Frank Alvin Silvera, Jamaican actor, director, produced. member Actor’s Studio, 1950-1970, conductor workshops, New York City and Hollywood; member cast television show High Chapparal.

Background

Silvera, Frank Alvin was born on July 24, 1914 in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Son of Alfred Neville and Gertrude Louise (Bell) Silvera.

Education

Student Northeastern U. Law School, 1934-1936.

Career

December 1964); children—Frank Alvin, Linda Annual Professional debut, 1934. Broadway debut as Anna’s father in Anna Lucasta, 1945, later portrayed same role in London production His Majesty’s Theatre, and on tour. Created Broadway roles of Guttman, Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, John Pope Senior in Hatful of Rain.

Other roles in Broadway plays include Deschamps in Mademoiselle Colombe, M. Duval in Lady of the Camellias. Off-Broadway roles include National Turner in Black Moses, role of Irish Seaman Maguire in Longitude 49, also King Lear for New York Shakespeare Festival. Screen roles in Fear and Desire, Viva Zapata, 1951, Killer’s Kiss, The Fighter, Crime and Punishment, Key Witness, Mountain Road, Mutiny on the Bounty, Greatest Story Ever Told, Apaloosa, 1966, Hombre, 1967.

Appeared on recordings of poetry selections. Hollywood stage roles in View from the Bridge (also director), Am Enemy of the People, Three Sisters, Blues for Mr. Charlie; member Actor’s Studio, 1950-1970, conductor workshops, New York City and Hollywood.

Produced, director, role in Broadway presentation The Amen Corner, 1965-1970. Member cast television show High Chapparal. Director Hatful of Rain, Metro Theatre.

Founder American Theatre of Being, Hollywood, California Home: Pasadena California.

Membership

Member Actor’s Studio, 1950-1970, conductor workshops, New York City and Hollywood. Member cast television show High Chapparal.

Connections

Married Anna Lillian Quarles, October 3, 1942 (divorced December 1964). Children: Frank Alvin, Linda Annual.

father:
Alfred Neville Silvera

mother:
Gertrude Louise (Bell) Silvera

spouse:
Anna Lillian Quarles

children:
Linda Ann Silvera

Frank Alvin Silvera