Silverstein was born in Boston and educated at Boston College
where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, then attended
Yale School of Drama for a Masters degree in Fine Arts. He joined
the faculty of Brandeis University and created its Theater Arts
department. Additionally in his professional career, he directed
live television for all the major networks in the 1960's, before
his move to Los Angeles in 1963. Mr. Silverstein, an accomplished
director, writer and advocate, has won numerous awards. He directed
'Cat Ballou' for Columbia Pictures in 1965.
was nominated by the Directors Guild of America
and won the Academy Award for Lee Marvin for best performance
as the Award for best editing. Mr. Silverstein
also won The Robert Aldrich Award from the Directors Guild of
America, Medaille Beaumarchais
from the Societe des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques.
He has also served on the National Board of the Directors Guild
years and on the adjunct faculty of the University
of Southern California Film School for 6 years. He is currently
an independent film. Mr. Silverstein has generously
donated his time, creative expertise, friendship and sponsored
a D. I. A.
L. S. T. A. R. T. client and her service/therapy/companion
a foundation to "put a smile" on her face
with a wonderful all expenses paid vacation.