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Also Known As: Died: November 1, 1985
Born: May 11, 1911 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began appearing in vaudeville shows at age 12
1934:
Joined Minsky's burlesque toupe
1939:
Broadway debut, "Yokel Boy"
1939:
Signed to seven-year contract at MGM
1940:
Film debut as a priest in "Pride and Prejudice"
1940:
First major film, "Hit Parade of 1941"
1944:
Acted in "Cover Girl"
1947:
Starred in the musical "High Button Shoes"
1950:
Played featured role in "Summer Stock"
1951:
Had lead in the Broadway musical "Top Banana"; received Tony Award
1953:
Reprised role in film version of "Top Banana"
1954:
Last film for nearly a decade, "Lucky Me"
1955:
Became a TV star with "You'll Never Get Rich/The Phil Silvers Show/Sgt Bilko" (CBS)
1960:
Returned to Broadway in the musical "Do Re Mi"
1963:
Resumed film career with "40 Pounds of Trouble" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
1968:
Co-starred in "Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell"
1971:
Had lead in the comedy "How the Other Half Loves"
1972:
Earned second Tony Award starring in the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
1975:
Appeared in the Disney film "The Strongest Man in the World"
1978:
Acted in "The Cheap Detective", scripted by Neil Simon
1980:
Final features "There Goes the Bride" and "The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood"
2000:
Posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (November)

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