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Phil Silvers

American entertainer and comedic actor

Died when: 74 years 174 days (893 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedic actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah".His career as a professional entertainer spanned nearly sixty years.

Silvers achieved major popularity when he starred in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S.

Army post in which he played Master Sergeant Ernest (Ernie) Bilko.He also starred in the films It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).

He is a winner of two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on The Phil Silvers Show and two Tony Awards for his performances in Top Banana and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.


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