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Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers Phil Silvers was born on May 11, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York,
United States and died on November 1, 1985 in Century City, California
United States. He was an american comedian and entertainer, well known from The King of Chutzpah.

Biography and Career:

When he was 11, Phil Silvers started to entertain in theaters. At 13, he abandoned school for a career as a professional singer. After this he obtained some roles in short films produced by Vita phone studio and on Broadway. His debut here was in a short show named Yokel Boy. He also wrote the revue High Kickers.

Phil Silver's film debut was in 1940, in Hit Parade of 1941 and started to work for MGM, Columbia and 20th Century Fox for almost 20 years. He starred in films like Lady Be Good, Summer Stock, Cover Gi rl or Coney Island.

He wrote the lyrics for Nancy With The Laughing Face, singed by Frank Sinatra, in 1944. In 1952 he registered a major success with the Broadway show Top Banana, where he played an egocentric and busy television star named Jerry Biffle. For this role he won a Tony Award and repeated it again in 1954 in a film version.

In 1972, Phil Silvers had a stroke and never succeed to fully recover from it. Even if he was sick he continued to work. He died when he was 74, in 1985 by a heart attack.

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Birth Name: Phil Silvers
Nick Name: Phil Silvers
Years active: 1937–1983

Why do we like Phil Silvers?

We like Phil Silvers because he was a great comedian and made million of people to laugh with his jokes. He was a great entertainer and a legendary figure in the comedy shows.

Why is Phil Silvers famous?

Phil Silvers is famous because he was entertaining people. He was an american entertainer and comedian that died in 1985, when he was 74 years old.

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Phil Silvers Movies

Summer Stock
Lucky Me
Top Banana
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Guide for the Married Man
The Boatniks
The Strongest Man in the World
The Chicken Chronicles
The Cheap Detective
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood
This Is Elvis
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
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Arrow Show
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PHIL SILVERS SHOW - Bilko's Ape Man (full episode)


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Category: Actors  - ( Actors Archive)

Date Added: 22 November '13

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