Black Pit. Written by Albert Maltz
. Directed by Irivng Gordon. Civic Repertory Theatre: 20 Mar 1935- Jun 1935 (closing date unknown/85 performances). Cast: Frances Bavier
(as "Mrs. Floyd") [Broadway debut], Alan Baxter, Alice Brooks, Howard Da Silva
(as "Hansy McCulloh"), Nonnie Edwards, Elliott Fisher, Clyde Franklin,
Howard DaSilva | Howard DaSylva | Howard da Silva
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
As long as my parts have some meat in them, I'm not going to bite the hand that feeds me.
Although he was named by writer Martin Berkeley
, he was investigated by the FBI as member of the Communist Party and was subpoenaed to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. He testified on March 21, 1951 and was the first witness from Hollywood to invoke the Fifth Amendment objecting to being called to testify against himself. As a result he was listed in Red Channels and ...