R.I.P. Ron Silver

The actor Ron Silver always seemed to me to be a genuine good guy, not that I knew him. Sometimes you just get a feeling. Aside from his acting, he was someone who demonstrated the courage of his convictions, in a world where people mostly speak to ingratiate themselves with those who pay their salaries or advance their careers. His speech at the 2004 Republican convention was a kicker which I haven’t forgotten. Silver died this past Sunday after a fight with cancer.

He was poignantly remembered today by his friend Ron Radosh. Yes, there is some Bob-Dylan-related content (Ron Silver once got to hang out with Beatty Zimmerman for a whole day!) but read it all.

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By RWB on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 · Posted in Commentary on current events