THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY FRANK SILVERA.. THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS WRITTEN BY CH MARLOWE WITH MR FRANK SILVERA IN THE ROLE OF DR FAUSTUS(CAEDMON TC 1033)BACK COVER IS SIGNED BY FRANK SILVERA. Frank Silvera (July 24, 1914 June 11, 1970) was an American actor and theatrical director. Jamaican-born, he attended Northeastern Law School before becoming an actor after studying his craft at the Actors Studio. As a light-skinned African American, Silvera escaped the professional ghetto many black actors found themselves in during the 1950s and 1960s. Because of his appearance, and possibly because of his surname (which connoted an Portuguese heritage), Silvera was cast in a wide variety of ethnic roles in film, and was cast without regards to his color in the theater. He played the father of Ben Gazzara and Anthony Franciosa on Broadway in Micahel V. Gazzo's A Hatful of Rain (a role portrayed by Lloyd Nolan on screen). Until the 1960s, Silvera played "white" characters on Broadway, such as his Tony-nominated performance as the father Monsieur Duval in The Lady of the The Camelias in 1963. He threw off color-blind casting in 1965, when he financed his own production of The Amen Corner by the great African American writer James Baldwin. He was the Founder of "The Theatre of Being", a Los Angeles-based theater dedicated to helping black actors get a foothold in show business. He also appeared in the episode of the Twilight Zone "Person or Persons Unknown". In films and on television, he was also cast without regards to his color, though mostly as Latinos, even appearing as a Poynesian in the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty that starred Marlon Brando, with whom Silvera co-starred in Viva Zapata!, One-Eyed Jacks and The Appaloosa as Mexican characters. He appeared in two Stanley Kubrick-directed films, Fear and Desire (1953) and Killer's Kiss (1955) as either "white" or racially indeterminate (his "race" didn't matter as B+W film stock didn't register his "race" -- just the actor and his performance). Fank Silvera was accidentally electrocuted in his home at the age of 56, while trying to repair an electrical appliance. At the time of his death, he was appearing on the TV series The High Chapparal as the Mexican squire Don Sebastian Montoya. Morgan Freeman, director/actress Billie Allen and journalist Clayton Riley honored Sivera and his efforts to support African American actors and playwrights by co-founding the Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop Foundation, Inc. in 1973. In existence for over 30 years, the organization continues to sponsor up-and-coming African American playwrights. In 2005, the workshop was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.   CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG PLUS..
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