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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: [Honking car as it pulls into the Ray & Irwin Garage] Fellas. I'm glad you're here. Look, I need your help. Here's what happened. I had this blowout. I think there's a spare in the back. It may be a little flat. Take a look at it will you kid? Is there an airport anyplace around here? Look, if the spare is flat don't bother fixing it. Gimme a new tire, alright? You ain't got a new tire? Then you'll have to fix the spare. But don't look at me. Move it, will you kid? You, you could be gassing up while he's working. What is it a staring contest? Come on!
[claps his hands over and over]
Otto Meyer: Move! Move, will you kid? Come on!


Otto Meyer: Hey, wait a minute! I can't cross here. You said the main road. This is Niagara Falls. Alright, look. You're a little boy. You wanna be a big boy? Which way to the main road?


Phil - Ice Cream Vendor: You don't have to yell at me because I'm a little obnoxious


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Phil Silvers Facts
He wrote the lyrics to the Jimmy Van Heusen song "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" for friend Frank Sinatra's firstborn child Nancy Sinatra.

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.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 740-741. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

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