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Phil Silvers –

phil-silvers Silvers in Cover Girl (1944).
About Phil Silvers (1911 – 1985)
Phil Silvers was born on May 11, 1911 in New York City, NY.

Phil's birth name was Philip Silversmith, and his nickname was "The King of Chutzpah."

Phil Silvers was the father of actresses Cathy Silvers and Candace Silvers, and his daughter, Tracey, is a film producer and writer. Phil's 1973 autobiography is titled "This Laugh Is On Me."

Silvers wrote the lyrics to the Jimmy Van Heusen song, "Nancy – With the Laughing Face".

Phil Silvers had several Broadway successes: High Button Shoes (1948), Top Banana (1951), for which he won a Tony award, Do-Re-Mi (1961), How the Other Half Loves (1970), and the revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1971), and another Tony win.

Silvers is also know for the hit television series The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959).

Silvers passed away from a heart attack on November 1, 1985, in Century City, California.

Phil Silvers's notable movie credits include...

There Goes The Bride (1980)
The Chicken Chronicles (1977)
The Strongest Man In The World (1975)
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)
Top Banana (1954)
Cover Girl (1944)
Coney Island (1943)


Silvers in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World.


Phil Silvers on Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 - television).



Silvers on the The Lucy Show (1966 television).



Phil Silvers (right) in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966).



Phil Silvers in Cover Girl (1944).