Thursday, July 2, 2015

ACTOR HOWARD DA SILVA, THE CROTON CONNECTION

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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.

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3 comments:

  1. Wasn't he also the chief in F Troop? My favorite show as a kid! Still funny on TV Land.

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  2. No, I'm wrong -- that was not Howard da Silva, it was Frank da Cova!

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  3. 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.

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