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June 7, 1992 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a Times staff writer
Step into Ron Silver's dressing room backstage at the Hollywood Playhouse. There's a black binder lying open on the dressing table; it's packed with clippings on health care. A baseball hat with Chinese lettering rests alongside a book--"Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace"--and nearby is a pamphlet called "Curing U.S. Health Care Ills." Hardly the light reading one would expect from an actor taking on a 90-minute, one-man show.
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March 16, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken supporter of former President George W. Bush's military response to 9/11, died of esophageal cancer in New York, according to Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which he helped found.
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NEWS
June 27, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most film directors probably wouldn't have the chutzpah to remake an Alfred Hitchcock classic. But Tony Award-winning actor Ron Silver seems to have mustered the nerve and confidence to step into the Master of Suspense's legendary footsteps. He makes his directorial debut with "Lifepod," which premieres Monday on Fox. The science-fiction thriller, in which Silver also stars, is based on Hitchcock's hit 1944 "Lifeboat." "Real smart directorial debut--remake a Hitchcock movie--huh?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2001 | WILLIAM KECK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A tennis court has been erected on the floor of the Forum, and VIPs are sipping champagne from plastic flutes. Others high in the stands hold signs proclaiming "I'm for Billie" and "Pigs for Riggs." ABC Sports logos suggest a special match is about to go down, but the logos are circumscribed with bright pink and teal swirls, the colors ABC employed during its "Happy Days"/"Battle of the Network Stars" heyday.
NEWS
December 10, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As an actor, Ron Silver found it liberating to play Henry Kissinger in "Kissinger and Nixon," TNT's latest original movie premiering Sunday on the cable network. Thanks to a fantastic makeup job and wardrobe, some judicious padding and a perfect accent, the Tony Award-winning actor ("Speed the Plow") bares an uncanny resemblance to the influential national security adviser and secretary of state under President Richard Nixon.
NEWS
November 18, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Silver looks like a Talmudic scholar and has entertained Madonna at a seder dinner in his suburban home. The intense, bearded actor enjoys the contradictions of fame- and the uses that can be made of celebrity. "It's unfortunate that people like cab drivers and teachers don't get a lot of attention from the media," says Silver.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor who won an acquittal for Claus von Bulow, had his picture in the paper the other day in another context. It was double-take time because he bears such an amazing resemblance to Ron Silver, who played him in "Reversal of Fortune." (Or, of course, vice versa.) "If I had as much publicity as he does, I'd be a big star," Silver said with an admiring laugh a few days ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2000
Michael Phillips reviews "Bill Graham Presents," starring Ron Silver as the rock impresario and humanitarian.
NEWS
June 1, 1986
The performances of Marsha Mason and Ron Silver in "Trapped in Silence" were compelling and compassionate. Joyce E. Gordon, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1990 | Kirk Honeycutt \f7
Cybill Shepherd, Ron Silver, Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing, Mary Stuart Masterson and Robert Sean Leonard play three married couples in Orion Pictures' "Married to It." Arthur Hiller will direct Janet Kovalcik's drama starting July 30 in New York and Toronto.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Bill Graham's music-soaked career was marked by what one employee called "adventures in public assemblage." A rock promoter whose heyday preceded the Nixon presidency, MTV and conglomerates such as SFX Entertainment (now the owners of Graham's company), Graham lived through 60 years of near-misses, huge success and no little controversy. He died in a 1991 helicopter crash, en route from a Huey Lewis concert. A stage-worthy life? Certainly. And Ron Silver's the man for the job.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2000
Michael Phillips reviews "Bill Graham Presents," starring Ron Silver as the rock impresario and humanitarian.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2000 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
One-man and one-woman shows in the theater have traded on the renown of public figures such as John Barrymore, Truman Capote, Gertrude Stein, Richard Nixon and Emily Dickinson, to mention a handful. The name Bill Graham hardly supplies the same cachet, but the news that Ron Silver is going to play Graham tends to get the attention of anyone who can remember the outsize image of the pugnacious impresario of rock.
NEWS
June 22, 1997 | JOHN ANDERSON
This film is the 1996 directorial feature debut of veteran screenwriter David Twohy ("The Fugitive"). He keeps us on the edge of our seats not by dazzling us with lights and sound (even if the sound is spectacular) but by tantalizing his audience with basic, well-wrought suspense. Charlie Sheen, (pictured) as the increasingly manic radio astronomer Zane Ziminski, is thwarted by his creepy supervisor (Ron Silver) in his attempt to disclose his discovery of dangerous aliens. (HBO Friday at 8 p.m.
NEWS
December 10, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As an actor, Ron Silver found it liberating to play Henry Kissinger in "Kissinger and Nixon," TNT's latest original movie premiering Sunday on the cable network. Thanks to a fantastic makeup job and wardrobe, some judicious padding and a perfect accent, the Tony Award-winning actor ("Speed the Plow") bares an uncanny resemblance to the influential national security adviser and secretary of state under President Richard Nixon.
NEWS
June 27, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most film directors probably wouldn't have the chutzpah to remake an Alfred Hitchcock classic. But Tony Award-winning actor Ron Silver seems to have mustered the nerve and confidence to step into the Master of Suspense's legendary footsteps. He makes his directorial debut with "Lifepod," which premieres Monday on Fox. The science-fiction thriller, in which Silver also stars, is based on Hitchcock's hit 1944 "Lifeboat." "Real smart directorial debut--remake a Hitchcock movie--huh?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Equity Casts Silver: Tony-winning actor Ron Silver is the new president of Actors' Equity Assn., the stage performers' union. He succeeds Colleen Dewhurst, who did not seek re-election after holding the job for two consecutive three-year terms. Silver has served on the 39,000-member union's governing council since 1988, the year he won a Tony Award on Broadway for best actor in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow." Silver received 7,326 votes out of 8,303 ballots cast.
NEWS
June 22, 1997 | JOHN ANDERSON
This film is the 1996 directorial feature debut of veteran screenwriter David Twohy ("The Fugitive"). He keeps us on the edge of our seats not by dazzling us with lights and sound (even if the sound is spectacular) but by tantalizing his audience with basic, well-wrought suspense. Charlie Sheen, (pictured) as the increasingly manic radio astronomer Zane Ziminski, is thwarted by his creepy supervisor (Ron Silver) in his attempt to disclose his discovery of dangerous aliens. (HBO Friday at 8 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1992 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a Times staff writer
Step into Ron Silver's dressing room backstage at the Hollywood Playhouse. There's a black binder lying open on the dressing table; it's packed with clippings on health care. A baseball hat with Chinese lettering rests alongside a book--"Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace"--and nearby is a pamphlet called "Curing U.S. Health Care Ills." Hardly the light reading one would expect from an actor taking on a 90-minute, one-man show.
MAGAZINE
January 5, 1992 | Sheldon Teitelbaum, Edited by Mary McNamara
There are combinations universally recognized as inherently deadly--a child with a gun, a second lieutenant with a map. But for actor Ron Silver, few menaces compare to a Hollywood celebrity with a cause.
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