Phil Silvers

May 11, 1911

Bio: Growing up in the squalid Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Phil Silvers used his excellent tenor voice and facility for cracking jokes to escape a life of poverty. He was discovered as a young teen by vaudevillian Gus Edwards who hired him to perform in his schoolroom act. Silvers' singing career ended when his voice changed at 16, whereupon he took acting jobs in… More


Phil Silvers Videos

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
2 minutes 40 seconds
Summer Stock
3 minutes 52 seconds
Cover Girl
2 minutes 58 seconds
The Chicken Chronicles
3 minutes 39 seconds

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