Tony Winner Ron Silver Dies of Cancer at 62

Ronald Silver (July 2, 1946  – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer and political activist.

Death of Ron Silver
Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer,  after battling the disease for two years
Ron Silver was 62 years old at the time of his death.

Silver made his film debut in Tunnel Vision in 1976. Additional screen roles include Lovesick (1983), the devoted son of Anne Bancroft in Garbo Talks (1984), an incompetent detective in Eat and Run (1986), and the lead in Paul Mazursky’s Oscar-nominated Enemies: A Love Story (1989). He also portrayed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune (1990), based on the trial of Claus von Bülow.

Silver has been featured in such diverse films as Billy Crystal’s Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Timecop (1994) with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and as Muhammad Ali’s boxing cornerman Angelo Dundee in Michael Mann’s Ali. From 2001 to 2002 and 2005 to 2006, Silver portrayed presidential campaign advisor Bruno Gianelli on The West Wing.

From 1991 to 2000, Silver served as president of the Actors’ Equity Association.