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Joe Silver

Show Count: 41
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Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: September 28, 1922 , Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: February 27, 1989, New York City, New York, USA

Joe Silver (September 28, 1922, Chicago, Illinois - February 27, 1989, New York, New York) was an American stage, television, film and radio actor. His distinctive deep voice was once described as "the lowest voice in show business; so low that when he speaks, he unties your shoelaces."

Silver made his Broadway debut in 1942 in a revival of Tobacco Road. He was in the original production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable(1959) and was nominated for a supporting actor Tony Award for playing nine different roles in Lenny (1971).

In 1947, he made the first of more than 1000 appearances on television, as a panelist on What's It Worth? Two years later, he became a member of the cast of the CBS educational children's television show Mr. I Magination. In 1950 he appeared on the short-lived CBS variety show Joey Faye's Frolics. He was later featured on The Red Buttons Show in the 1950s, and was the second "Captain Jet", host of the children's show Space Funnies in the late 1950s. He played the husband of star Lee Grant's character onFay in the 1975-1976 season.

His film credits include Rhinoceros (1974), The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977), and second billing in You Light Up My Life (1977). He also provided the voice of "The Creep" in the horror anthology film Creepshow 2.

Silver died in Manhattan of liver cancer at the age of 66. He was survived by his actress wife Chevi Colton, their son Christopher, their daughter Jennifer, and three grandchildren.


Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 10th August 1977
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Broadcast: March 18, 1975
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Broadcast: June 11, 1979
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Broadcast: 16th April 1974
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Broadcast: 11th April 1977
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Broadcast: 31st October 1976
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Broadcast: 19th January 1975
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Broadcast: 28th March 1977
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