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Also Known As: Philip Silversmith Died: November 1, 1985
Born: May 11, 1911 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, comedian, vaudevillian

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Bespectacled vaudevillian who made his feature debut in the early 1940s and established himself as an engaging comic character player in films such as "You're in the Army Now" (1942), "Cover Girl" (1944) and "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (1963). Best known as the wily "Sergeant Bilko" in the popular 1950s TV series, "The Phil Silvers Show."

Bespectacled vaudevillian who made his feature debut in the early 1940s and established himself as an engaging comic character player in films such as "You're in the Army Now" (1942), "Cover Girl" (1944) and "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (1963). Best known as the wily "Sergeant Bilko" in the popular 1950s TV series, "The Phil Silvers Show."

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CAST: (feature film)

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 There Goes the Bride (1979) Psychiatrist
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 Goldie and the Boxer (1979) Wally
4.
 The Cheap Detective (1978) Hoppy
5.
 Chicken Chronicles, The (1977) Max Ober
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 Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977) Marv Barker
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 New Love Boat, The (1977) Morris Beckman
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 The Boatniks (1970) Harry Simmons
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1939:
Broadway debut, "Yokel Boy"
1968:
Co-starred in "Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell"
1940:
Film debut as a priest in "Pride and Prejudice"
1951:
Had lead in the Broadway musical "Top Banana"; received Tony Award
1939:
Signed to seven-year contract at MGM
1944:
Acted in "Cover Girl"
1978:
Acted in "The Cheap Detective", scripted by Neil Simon
1955:
Became a TV star with "You'll Never Get Rich/The Phil Silvers Show/Sgt Bilko" (CBS)
1954:
Last film for nearly a decade, "Lucky Me"
1953:
Reprised role in film version of "Top Banana"
1960:
Returned to Broadway in the musical "Do Re Mi"
1947:
Starred in the musical "High Button Shoes"
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Began appearing in vaudeville shows at age 12
1972:
Earned second Tony Award starring in the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
1980:
Final features "There Goes the Bride" and "The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood"
1971:
Had lead in the comedy "How the Other Half Loves"
1934:
Joined Minsky's burlesque toupe
1950:
Played featured role in "Summer Stock"
2000:
Posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (November)
1963:
Resumed film career with "40 Pounds of Trouble" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
1975:
Appeared in the Disney film "The Strongest Man in the World"
1940:
First major film, "Hit Parade of 1941"
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wife:
Jo Carroll Dennison. Was 1942 Miss America; married in 1945; divorced in 1950.
wife:
Evelyn Patrick. Actor. Married in 1956; divorced; mother of Silvers' daughters.

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brother:
Harry Silversmith. Manager. Older.
daughter:
Tracey Edythe Silvers.
daughter:
Cathy Silvers. Actor.
daughter:
Nancy Silvers.
daughter:
Candace Silvers.
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"The Laugh Is on Me"

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