Phil Silvers

  • Performer

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Phil Silvers was an American actor and comedian who was born on May 11, 1911, in Brooklyn, New York, and died on November 1, 1985, in Century City, California. He was one of the most popular and influential performers of the mid-20th century, and his work in television, film, and theatre helped to shape the cultural landscape of America in the post-war era. Silvers began his career in vaudeville and nightclubs in the 1930s, and he quickly gained a reputation for his talent and his wit. He made his film debut in the early 1940s, and he went on to appear in several popular movies over the course of his career, including "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." However, Silvers is perhaps best known for his work on television, where he created and starred in several popular sitcoms, including "The Phil Silvers Show" and "The New Phil Silvers Show." He was known for his quick wit, his impeccable timing, and his ability to make audiences laugh with his signature catchphrase, "You're in the Army now!" Silvers also had a successful career in the theatre, and he won a Tony Award in 1953 for his performance in the musical "Top Banana." He was also an accomplished musician, and he recorded several popular albums over the course of his career. Today, Phil Silvers is remembered as one of the most talented and influential performers of the 20th century, and his work continues to entertain and inspire audiences around the world.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: May 11, 1911
Birth Location: New York, NY
Death Date: November 1, 1985
Death Location: Century City, CA
Cause of Death: heart attack

Stage & Film

Performance

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  • Prologus
  • Pseudolus, slave to Hero
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Center Theatre Group Production (1971)
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  • Prologus/Pseudolus
Damn Yankees
Television Production (1967)
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  • Mr. Applegate
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  • Marcus Lycus
Les Poupees De Paris
Original Off-Broadway Production (1962)
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  • Cast
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Original Broadway Production (1962)
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  • Pseudolus, slave to Hero
    (Reportedly rejected the role on the grounds that the script was "old shtick")
Do Re Mi
National Tour (1962)
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  • Hubert Cram
1961 Tony Awards
New York Production (1961)
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  • Master of Ceremonies
Do Re Mi
Original Broadway Production (1960)
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  • Hubert Cram
1958 Tony Awards
New York Production (1958)
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  • Presenter
Top Banana
Film Version (1954)
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  • Jerry Biffle
Top Banana
Original Broadway Production (1951)
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  • Jerry Biffle
High Button Shoes
Original Broadway Production (1947)
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  • Harrison Floy

Commercial Audio

Performance

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  • Cast
Les Poupees De Paris
Original Cast (1962)
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  • Cast
Do Re Mi
Original Broadway Cast (1960)
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  • Hubert Cram
Top Banana
Original Broadway Cast (1951)
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  • Jerry Biffle
Top Banana
Original Broadway Cast (1951)
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  • Content not available right now
High Button Shoes
Original Broadway Cast (1947)
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  • Cast

Private Audio

Performance

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broadway Revival Cast (1972)
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  • Content not available right now
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broadway Revival Cast (1972)
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  • Prologus
  • Pseudolus, slave to Hero
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broadway Revival Cast (1972)
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  • Prologus
  • Pseudolus, slave to Hero
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Broadway Revival Cast (1972)
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  • Content not available right now
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Center Theatre Group Cast (1971)
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  • Prologus/Pseudolus

Commercial Video

Performance

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  • Cast

Broadcast Video

Performance

Damn Yankees
Television Broadcast (1967)
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  • Mr. Applegate
1961 Tony Awards
Television Broadcast (1961)
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  • Master of Ceremonies

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Phil Silvers was an American actor and comedian who was born on May 11, 1911, in Brooklyn, New York, and died on November 1, 1985, in Century City, California. He was one of the most popular and influential performers of the mid-20th century, and his work in television, film, and theatre helped to shape the cultural landscape of America in the post-war era. Silvers began his career in vaudeville and nightclubs in the 1930s, and he quickly gained a reputation for his talent and his wit. He made his film debut in the early 1940s, and he went on to appear in several popular movies over the course of his career, including "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." However, Silvers is perhaps best known for his work on television, where he created and starred in several popular sitcoms, including "The Phil Silvers Show" and "The New Phil Silvers Show." He was known for his quick wit, his impeccable timing, and his ability to make audiences laugh with his signature catchphrase, "You're in the Army now!" Silvers also had a successful career in the theatre, and he won a Tony Award in 1953 for his performance in the musical "Top Banana." He was also an accomplished musician, and he recorded several popular albums over the course of his career. Today, Phil Silvers is remembered as one of the most talented and influential performers of the 20th century, and his work continues to entertain and inspire audiences around the world.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: May 11, 1911
Birth Location: New York, NY
Death Date: November 1, 1985
Death Location: Century City, CA
Cause of Death: heart attack

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