Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ron Silver, 62, RIP

One of the vocal few in Hollywood (not the many silent conservatives in the business) who "got it" after 9/11, passed away this morning.


"Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning," said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped create.

"He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years and his family is making arrangements for a private service."


Once a self-identified lifelong Democrat, Silver was a founding member of the liberal-leaning Creative Coalition in 1989. But he made a breathtaking political transformation, going from far left to radical right after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

He spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, enthusiastically backing a second term for President Bush.

"Twelve years ago I was here for the Democratic convention. I was on the platform committee. Zell Miller was the keynote speaker. A lot's changed since then, I can tell you," a chuckling Silver told The Washington Post.

"If you asked me on September 10, 2001, would I consider going to the Republican National Convention and speaking, I would have thought you were from another planet and didn't know who I was."



Blogger Z said...

I blogged this, too. "Hi-ho, Silver...away...the Lone Conservative Ranger in Hollywood".

(you're too young to know the HI HO SILVER or Lone Ranger, but..!)

Then I went to a luncheon today with Jon Voigt and a very close friend of Silver's and heard such lovely stuff about him. What a guy. What a loss.

Monday, March 16, 2009 9:47:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I don't mean I went WITH Voigt..he was THERE!! Sorry

Monday, March 16, 2009 9:48:00 PM  
Anonymous USpace said...

God bless Ron Silver, he was a 'Liberal' who came to his senses about Jihadis and Dictators. He knew they would destroy America, and Hollywood if they could. He realized that if America goes down the tubes, then the whole planet is doomed.

You were great Ron! Time Cop, Arrival, Wiseguy, and The West Wing among many were particularly good. Thank you for everything, especially your courage, RIP.
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Monday, March 16, 2009 11:18:00 PM  

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