Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985)
Silvers played the role of a military con man Sergeant Bilko on CBS-TV’s
sitcom The Phil Silvers Show (1955-1959). He began his entertainment
career at age eleven, singing in local theaters whenever projectors would
break. Phil Silvers has been called ‘The King of Chutzpah’.