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Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers Top Banana.JPG
Publicity photo of Silvers
from the musical Top Banana
Birth name Philip Silver
Born (1911-05-11)May 11, 1911
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died November 1, 1985(1985-11-01) (aged 74)
Century City, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Genres Character comedy
Influences Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin
Influenced Dana Snyder, Larry David
Jo-Carroll Dennison
(m. 1945; div. 1950)

Evelyn Patrick
(m. 1956; div. 1960)
Children 5
Phil silvers as bilko
Silvers in c. 1950s

Phil Silvers (Philip Silver, May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer, comedian, movie, television, stage, radio, and voice actor who is known for his role as Sergeant Bilko in The Phil Silvers Show. He has won two Tony Awards and an Emmy Award.

Silvers was born on May 11, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York. Silver was married to Jo-Carroll Dennison from 1945 until they divorced in 1950. Then he was married to Evelyn Patrick from 1956 until they divorced in 1966. Silvers had five children with Evelyn. Silvers died on November 1, 1985 in Century City, California from heart failure, aged 74.

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