Phil Silvers Net Worth

Phil Silvers Net Worth is
$2 Million

Phil Silvers Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Phil Silvers was born on May 11, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA as Philip Silver. He was an actor, known for The Phil Silvers Show (1955), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). He was married to Evelyn Patrick and Jo-Carroll Dennison. He died on November 1, 1985 in Century City, ...

Date Of BirthMay 11, 1911
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
SpouseJo-Carroll Dennison
Star SignTaurus
1The greeting "Gladaseeya!" (glad to see you)
All Through the Night (1941)$250 @week
1I'm an impatient comedian. And I feel the audience is as impatient as me.
1He was awarded the 1972 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actor in a Musical for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," on Broadway in New York City.
2Delivered the eulogy at fellow comedian Rags Ragland's funeral.
3His eyesight was so bad that he developed a fear of falling into the orchestra pit when he was on stage. In 1962 he turned down the leading role of Pseudolus in the original stage production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in part for this reason (he also thought the role was too much like "Sgt. Bilko in a toga"). The role eventually went to Zero Mostel. Silvers played the role of Marcus Lycus in the 1966 film version. In 1972 he played Pseudolus in the Broadway revival, which closed early after he suffered a stroke. The performance won him his second Tony Award. Debbie Reynolds also mentioned this fear, during a 2013 interview on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005). She said that in the early 1950s she and Silvers were part of the last vaudeville touring company, before the theatre circuit closed. She said that he used to tie a rope around his waist with the other end tied to a piano leg, so he wouldn't fall into the orchestra pit.
4Discovered by impresario Gus Edwards and hired to perform as a singer, in vaudeville, at the age of 13. Three years later he appeared as a comedian in burlesque shows, often with his long-standing partner and friend Herbie Faye. He made his Broadway debut in the musical "Yokel Boy" in 1939.
5Appears as Master Sergeant Ernest G. (Ernie) Bilko on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring The Phil Silvers Show (1955).
6Silvers' sight was failing fast, and to compensate for this fact he was wearing contact lenses as well as glasses. It was a familiar sight to see Jim Dale, Peter Butterworth, and Silvers scatting around the sand for a lost lens while filming Carry on in the Legion (1967).
7Suffered a stroke in 1972.
8His first wife, Jo-Carroll Dennison was Miss America of 1942.
9Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 740-741. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
10Later in life, after having cataract surgery on both eyes and with lenses then implanted in his eyes, he no longer needed eyeglasses. However, he continued to wear them without any glass in them--just the frames--because his glasses were, after all, his trademark.
11Father-in-law of writer/director/composer Iren Koster.
12Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1952 for "Top Banana," a part that he recreated in the film version of the same name, Top Banana (1954), and in 1972 for a revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." He was also nominated in the same category in 1961 for "Do Re Mi."
13Daughter Tracey Silvers is a film producer and writer.
14He was a gambling addict. Once, when complaining about his lack of work and being broke in Los Angeles, he absent-mindedly pulled out a large wad of bills. When asked about why did not live on that money, he replied it did not count because it was only his gambling money.
15Enjoyed a long string of Broadway successes, most notably "High Button Shoes" (1948), "Top Banana" (1951, for which he won a Tony award), "Do-Re-Mi" (1961), "How the Other Half Loves" (1970), and the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1971, and another Tony win).
16Had five daughters with his second wife, Evelyn Patrick: Tracey Silvers (1957), Nancey Silvers, Cathy Silvers, Candace Silvers (1961) and Laury Silvers (1963). Grandfather of Jaclyn Sara Silvers and Phillip Frankland Lee.
17His Gladasya production company co-produced Gilligan's Island (1964).
18He wrote the lyrics to the Jimmy Van Heusen song "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" for friend Frank Sinatra's firstborn child Nancy Sinatra.
19Interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.


CHiPs1983TV SeriesHerman Hinton
Happy Days1981TV SeriesRoscoe Piccalo
Take Me Up to the Ball Game1980TV MovieIrwin (voice)
There Goes the Bride1980Psychiatrist
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood1980William B. Warkoff
Goldie and the Boxer1979TV MovieWally
Racquet1979Arthur Sargent
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesCharlie Parks
The Cheap Detective1978Hoppy
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesMerrill Stubing, Sr. / 'Stubby' / Morris Beckman
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful1977TV MovieMarv Barker
The Chicken Chronicles1977Max Ober
Charlie's Angels1977TV SeriesMax Brown
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976Murray Fromberg
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesRuss Baker
Get Christie Love!1975TV SeriesUncle Harry
The Strongest Man in the World1975Kirwood Krinkle
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesHarry Starman
The Dean Martin Show1972TV Series
Eddie1971TV MovieEddie Skinner
Julia1971TV SeriesCaptain Biestoff
The Beverly Hillbillies1969-1970TV SeriesShifty Shafer aka Honest John
The Boatniks1970Harry Simmons
That's Life1968TV Series
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968Phil Newman
Carry On... Follow That Camel1967Sergeant Nocker
Spotlight1967TV Series
A Guide for the Married Man1967Technical Advisor (Realtor)
Damn Yankees!1967TV MovieMr.Applegate
The Lucy Show1966TV SeriesOliver Kasten
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966Marcus Lycus
Gilligan's Island1966TV SeriesHarold Hecuba
The New Phil Silvers Show1963-1964TV SeriesHarry Grafton
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Otto Meyer
General Foods Opening Night1963TV Movie
40 Pounds of Trouble1962Bernie Friedman
Something's Got to Give1962ShortInsurance Salesman
The Jack Benny Program1962TV SeriesPhil Silvers
Summer in New York1960TV Movie
The Slowest Gun in the West1960TV MovieFletcher Bissell III, The Silver Dollar Kid
The Ballad of Louie the Louse1959TV MovieLouie
The Phil Silvers Show1955-1959TV SeriesMSgt. Ernest G. Bilko / Felix Bilko / Herbert Penfield III / ...
Keep in Step1959TV MovieSgt Ernest G 'Ernie' Bilko / Himself
Saturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes1956TV MovieBlue Sky Promoter
The New Recruits1955TV MovieM / Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko
Lucky Me1954Hap Schneider
Top Banana1954Jerry Biffle
Summer Stock1950Herb Blake
The Arrow Show1948TV SeriesHost - Main Performer
If I'm Lucky1946Wallingham M. 'Wally' Jones
A Thousand and One Nights1945Abdullah
Don Juan Quilligan1945'Mac' MacDenny
Diamond Horseshoe1945Blinkie Miller
Something for the Boys1944Harry Hart
Take It or Leave It1944Phil Silvers
Cover Girl1944Genius
Four Jills in a Jeep1944Eddie
A Lady Takes a Chance1943Smiley Lambert
Coney Island1943Frankie
Just Off Broadway1942Roy Higgins
Tales of Manhattan19421st Salesman at Santelli's (Fields sequence) (uncredited)
Footlight Serenade1942Slap
My Gal Sal1942Wiley
Roxie Hart1942Babe
All Through the Night1942Waiter
You're in the Army Now1941Breezy Jones
Lady Be Good1941Master of Ceremonies
Ice-Capades1941Larry Herman
Tom, Dick and Harry1941Ice Cream Vendor
The Penalty1941Hobo
The Wild Man of Borneo1941Murdock
Hit Parade of 19411940Charlie Moore
Strike Up the Band1940Pitch Man (scenes deleted)
The Candid Kid1938ShortPhil Silvers
Here's Your Hat1937Short
Ups and Downs1937ShortCharlie
Success1931ShortAntic fellow


Bridge of Spies2015writer: "Nancy With the Laughing Face"
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Top Banana"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary performer: "Make Way for Tomorrow" - uncredited
The Sopranos2002TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Hear My Song1991writer: "Nancy with the Laughing Face" - as Silvers
American Pop1981writer: "Nancy with the Laughing Face"
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966performer: "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid", "Comedy Tonight" reprise
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music1965TV Special lyrics: "Nancy With the Laughing Face" - uncredited
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1960TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Ballad of Louie the Louse1959TV Movie performer: "Don't Come To Me"
The Phil Silvers ShowTV Series performer - 11 episodes, 1955 - 1959 writer - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1958
Lucky Me1954performer: "High Hopes", "Men", "Blue Bells of Broadway"
Summer Stock1950performer: " Howdy Neighbor Happy Harvest", "Heavenly Music" - uncredited
If I'm Lucky1946performer: "Follow the Band" - uncredited
Community Sing 7659: Aren't You Glad You're You1946Short lyrics: "Nancy with the Laughing Face"
A Thousand and One Nights1945performer: "All or Nothing at All" 1940 - uncredited
Something for the Boys1944performer: "WOULDN'T IT BE NICE?", "SOUTHLAND", "CLIMBIN' UP DEM GOLDEN STAIRS" / writer: "SOUTHLAND"
Cover Girl1944"PUT ME TO THE TEST", uncredited / performer: "WHO'S COMPLAINING?", "MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW" - uncredited
Four Jills in a Jeep1944performer: "No Love, No Nothin'" - uncredited
Coney Island1943performer: "Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder" uncredited, "Get the Money"
My Gal Sal1942performer: "MR. VOLUNTEER", "MY GAL SAL"
You're in the Army Now1941performer: "I'm Glad My Number Was Called" 1941, "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited


The Kraft Music Hall1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Name Droppers1970TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Game1969TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Jackie Gleason Show1966-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1966-1968TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Danny Thomas Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Late Night Line-Up1967TV SeriesHimself
Salute to Stan Laurel1965TV Special documentaryHimself
The Entertainers1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
An Hour with Robert Goulet1964TV Special
The Danny Kaye Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1952-1964TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host / MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko
The Jerry Lewis Show1963TV SeriesHimself
Talent Scouts1963TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1958-1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Judy and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet1963TV MovieHimself
The Jack Benny Program1960-1961TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1950-1961TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The 15th Annual Tony Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Host
Person to Person1955-1960TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Talent Scouts1960TV SeriesHimself
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z1959TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Phil Silvers Pontiac Special: Keep in Step1959TV SpecialHimself / Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko
The 12th Annual Tony Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
To Tell the Truth1958TV SeriesHimself
The World Our Stage1957TV MovieHimself - Broadcast from America
This Is Your Life1956TV SeriesHimself
The Name's the Same1954TV SeriesHimself
The Frank Sinatra Show1950-1951TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1951TV SeriesHimself
Ford Star Revue1951TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1948-1950TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Comic Actor
Welcome Aboard1948TV SeriesHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentary
Sunday Night Live1984TV MovieHimself - Master of Ceremonies (M.C.)
The Dick Cavett Show1982TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle1980TV MovieHimself
Hey, Abbott!1978Himself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentary
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1977TV SeriesHimself - Comic Actor / Himself - Comedian
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
ABC Late Night1975TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson1973TV SeriesHimself
Take a Giant Step1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
Flip1972TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About?1971TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Squares1966-1971TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1971TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Carry on Forever2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryWilliam B. Warkoff (uncredited)
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryMSgt. Ernie Bilko - Phil Silvers Show
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010TV SeriesOtto Meyer
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon2008DocumentaryHimself
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greatest2001TV Series documentarySgt. Bilko
On Location: The Carry Ons2001TV Movie documentarySergeant Knocker
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
What's a Carry On?1998TV Movie documentaryHimself / 'Sergeant Nocker'
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender1997DocumentaryHimself
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialHimself
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'1991TV Movie documentaryOtto Meyer (uncredited)
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties1989Video
The Best of Gleason 21988TV MovieHimself
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend1987DocumentaryJohnson
What a Carry On1983-1984TV SeriesSergeant Nocker
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Carry on Laughing1981TV SeriesSergeant Nocker
This Is Elvis1981Himself (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977-1978TV SeriesHarry Simmons / Krinkle
That's Carry On!1977Sergeant Nocker
Forty Years1976TV MovieSgt Ernest Bilko
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958-1963TV SeriesSketch Actor / Himself
Marilyn1963DocumentaryHimself (scene from "Something's Got to Give") (uncredited)
The DuPont Show of the Week1961TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2014OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses

Renowned comedian Phil Silvers

2000Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 1 November 2000. At 6370 Hollywood Blvd.
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actor - Continuing PerformanceThe Phil Silvers Show (1955)
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedian

Nominated Awards

1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy SeriesThe Phil Silvers Show (1955)
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy SeriesThe Phil Silvers Show (1955)
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a SeriesThe Phil Silvers Show (1955)

Known for movies

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