|Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin in 1776|
On the big screen, Da Silva appeared in dozens of films including The Sea Wolf, Sergeant York, Tonight We Raid Calais, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and two different screen adaptations of The Great Gatsby. Da Silva's career was interrupted for much of the 1950s when he was blacklisted after invoking his Fifth Amendment privileges during his testimony before the House Committee on Unamerican Activities, but by the early 1960s the blacklist was broken and he was able to work again.
Beginning in the early 1960s, Da Silva had a successful television career that included guest appearances on The Outer Limits, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, and The Fugitive. Da Silva was also paired with William Shatner on the short-lived series For the People.
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