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Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society:
ACTOR HOWARD DA SILVA, THE CROTON CONNECTION...
Who we absolutely loved as Ben Franklin in the film version of the play, 1776. One of the BEST Franklins ever--and his star turn as Tammany Hall's Boss Tweed remains as relevant today--sadly--as it was then. Click on the images below. Village historian Dodie Pezanowski tells us that Da Silva lived in Croton for a great many years near what is known as the village's pump house.
Wasn't he also the chief in F Troop? My favorite show as a kid! Still funny on TV Land.ReplyDelete
No, I'm wrong -- that was not Howard da Silva, it was Frank da Cova!ReplyDelete
DaSilva rented his Croton home from my parents. It was one of two houses, just off Route 129, on an island in the Croton River, just a couple of miles downstream from the Dam.ReplyDelete