Phil Silvers Overview:

Character actor, Phil Silvers, was born Philip Silver on May 11, 1911 in New York City, NY. Silvers died at the age of 74 on Nov 1, 1985 in Century City, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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THE NEIL SIMON BLOGATHON: You'll Never Get Rich aka The Show (1955-1959)

on Oct 13, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Welcome to The Neil Simon Blogathon, a two-day internet event. Saturday, October 13th please join the creator and co-host of the blogathon, Rich at Wide Screen World by clicking HERE. Sunday, October 14th Caftan Woman hosts the festivities HERE. The lady who sat to my left in the second ... Read full article


Top Banana! Broadway to 3-D, 1954, with Funny-man,

By C. S. Williams on Apr 25, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Top Banana starring (which premiered Friday, February 19, 1954[1]) first had a successful Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre, opening on Thursday, November 1, 1951, and after 350 (Banana was Dark for 29 days, on a layoff from August 3 – August 31, 1952) performances closed ... Read full article


Top Banana! Broadway to 3-D, 1954, with Funny-man,

By C. S. Williams on Apr 25, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Top Banana starring (which premiered Friday, February 19, 1954[1]) first had a successful Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre, opening on Thursday, November 1, 1951, and after 350 (Banana was Dark for 29 days, on a layoff from August 3 – August 31, 1952) performances closed ... Read full article


Top Banana! Broadway to 3-D, 1954, with Funny-man,

By C. S. Williams on Apr 25, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

Top Banana starring (which premiered Friday, February 19, 1954[1]) first had a successful Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre, opening on Thursday, November 1, 1951, and after 350 (Banana was Dark for 29 days, on a layoff from August 3 – August 31, 1952) performances closed ... Read full article


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Phil Silvers Quotes:

Otto Meyer: So, what's wrong with your wife?
Miner: That's the trouble, the doc's not sure. He says whatever it is, she's too sick even to be moved. She needs this special stuff and we haven't got a phone so I went to get it and that's when... Slow down, the turning is just up here.
Otto Meyer: Turning? You mean it's off the road?
Miner: Only a mile.
Otto Meyer: Now look, Pal, I'm in a hurry...
Miner: HOLD IT! Stop the car. Now listen, buddy, I'm sorry about your problems. But the doc said to hurry and this is my wife. Now come on, we turn right here.
Otto Meyer: But there isn't even a road...
Miner: LISTEN! Don't force me to get rough!
[Rips the steering wheel ring off]
Miner: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to bust up your car.
Otto Meyer: That's alright. You say it's a mile? Heck, a mile ain't asking too much.


Otto Meyer: I haven't got much time, so if you love your country, if you're a patriot, you listen and you listen hard. You've got to get to a phone and you've got to make a call.
Nervous Motorist: I gotta make a call?
Otto Meyer: Yes, you gotta call Intelligence. Central Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.
Nervous Motorist: Well what on earth...?
Otto Meyer: [shouts] Listen! All right, tell them you heard from X-27, you got it? X-27. X-27 told you to tell them they've made three attempts on my life already today. They had me down a silver mine, they tried to drown me. Can you handle a gun? Okay. Ah! Good. There's a cafe. Pull right in there, you use that phone.
Nervous Motorist: Well, I don't...
Otto Meyer: Will you shut up! You're in no danger. They've never seen you. Now pull in.
[they drive into the parking lot]
Otto Meyer: All right, good, now get in there and tell the operator "Emergency priority" and then ask for the CIA. All right, jump out. Go on, you're not in any danger. They don't know you. You're all right. Look, I'll dock the car and come back for you. For God's sake, man, don't stand there in the street. They'll see you. They'll spot you! Go on. Get out!


Hap Schneider: [after Candy breaks a mirror] Hey, what's the matter with you? That's seven years bad luck.
Candy Williams: Let's make it fourteen.
[smashes another mirror]
Hap Schneider: Wanna try for twenty-one?
[Candy smashes a third mirror]


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Phil Silvers Facts
Suffered a stroke in 1972.

Enjoyed a long string of Broadway successes, most notably "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).

Had 5 daughters with his second wife, Evelyn Patrick: Tracey Silvers (1957), Nancey Silvers, Cathy Silvers, Candace Silvers (1961) and Laury Silvers (1963). Grandfather of Jaclyn Sara Silvers.

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