Monday, March 16, 2009

Silver Lining

Joe Klein writes a few kind paragraphs about the passing of his friend, Ron Silver.

He was among the best read people I know--voracious doesn't begin to describe it. He never took a position on an issue that he hadn't studied front-to-back. He spoke Spanish and Chinese. He was president of the Actors Equity union. He was a co-founder of the Creative Coalition, even though he pissed off most of his fellow members when he turned to the right after 9/11--and, in truth, well before that, with regard to Israel... He was incredibly loyal to his friends--especially those who stuck with him when his politics caused Hollywood, a town as shallow as Ron was deep, to turn its back on him.

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