Phil Silvers (1911–1985)

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KNOWN FOR 
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) | The Phil Silvers Show (1955-1959) | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations More »
AKA 
Sgt. Bilko
NICKNAME  
The King of Chutzpah
BORN 
May 11, 1911 (died Nov 1, 1985)
HEIGHT 
5' 11" (1.80m)

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Past Film & Video (51 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (35 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on MeJohnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("Top Banana")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Lyrics ("Nancy (with the Laughing Face)") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for CHiPsCHiPs (TV Series) Herman Hinton (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
    • Hot Date (Jan 9, 1983) Herman Hinton  Less
  • Primary photo for Happy DaysHappy Days (TV Series) Roscoe Piccalo (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Take Me Up to the Ball GameTake Me Up to the Ball Game (TV Movie) Irwin (voice)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Goldie and the BoxerGoldie and the Boxer (TV Movie) Wally  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Charlie Parks (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Merrill Stubing, Sr. / 'Stubby' / Morris Beckman (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 2
  • Primary photo for The Night They Took Miss BeautifulThe Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie) Marv Barker  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Charlie's AngelsCharlie's Angels (TV Series) Max Brown (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for S.W.A.T.S.W.A.T. (TV Series) Russ Baker (2 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975 2
  • Primary photo for Get Christie Love!Get Christie Love! (TV Series) Uncle Harry (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Kolchak: The Night StalkerKolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series) Harry Starman (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin ShowThe Dean Martin Show (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for EddieEddie (TV Movie) Eddie Skinner  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for JuliaJulia (TV Series) Captain Biestoff (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for The Beverly HillbilliesThe Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) Shifty Shafer aka Honest John (6 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1970 6
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  • Primary photo for That's LifeThat's Life (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for SpotlightSpotlight (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Damn Yankees!Damn Yankees! (TV Movie) Mr.Applegate  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Lucy ShowThe Lucy Show (TV Series) Oliver Kasten (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Gilligan's IslandGilligan's Island (TV Series) Harold Hecuba (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Frank Sinatra: A Man and His MusicFrank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Special) Lyrics ("Nancy (With the Laughing Face)") (uncredited)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The New Phil Silvers ShowThe New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) Harry Grafton (30 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1964 30
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  • Primary photo for General Foods Opening NightGeneral Foods Opening Night (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Phil Silvers (1 episode, 1962)  Less 1962 1
  • Primary photo for The Perry Como ShowThe Perry Como Show (TV Series) Lyrics ("Nancy (with the Laughing Face)") (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
    • Episode #13.8 (Nov 23, 1960) Lyrics ("Nancy (with the Laughing Face)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Summer in New YorkSummer in New York (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The Slowest Gun in the WestThe Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie) Fletcher Bissell III, The Silver Dollar Kid  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The Ballad of Louie the LouseThe Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie) Louie, Performer ("Don't Come To Me")  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Phil Silvers ShowThe Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko / Felix Bilko / Herbert Penfield III / Major Joshua Bilko (143 episodes, 1955), Writer ("Mock Swiss Dance") (1 episode, 1958), Performer ("Swanee River") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("In The Sweet By-And-By") (1 episode, 1959), Performer ("Brown Suede Combat Boots", "Rock of Ages" (uncredited)) (1 episode, 1957), Performer ("Graziano, Graziano") (1 episode, 1957), Writer ("Girl of Tomorrow") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("Sweet Molly Malone", "Granada") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("For He's A Jolly Good Fellow") (1 episode, 1955), Performer ("Moon Over Fort Baxter") (1 episode, 1958), Performer ("Girl of Tomorrow") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("There's Still A Spark Left In The Old Plug Tonight") (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("Alabama Jubilee" (Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here)) (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955–1959 143
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  • Primary photo for Keep in StepKeep in Step (TV Movie) Sgt Ernest G 'Ernie' Bilko / Himself  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Saturday Spectacular: High Button ShoesSaturday Spectacular: High Button Shoes (TV Movie) Blue Sky Promoter  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The New RecruitsThe New Recruits (TV Movie) M / Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The Arrow ShowThe Arrow Show (TV Series) Host - Main Performer (1 episode, 1948)  Less 1948 1
Self (73 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Chop Chop Chang: Operation C.H.I.M.PChop Chop Chang: Operation C.H.I.M.P Himself  Less 2018 $250K
  • Primary photo for Sunday Night LiveSunday Night Live (TV Movie) Himself - Master of Ceremonies (M.C.)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982
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  • Primary photo for The Tomorrow ShowThe Tomorrow Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton BerleThe Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Milton Berle (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for CBS: On the AirCBS: On the Air (TV Mini-series) Self (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Hey, Abbott!Hey, Abbott! Himself  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Comic Actor / Himself - Comedian (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1977
  • Primary photo for The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for JoysJoys (TV Special) Himself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for ABC's Wide World of EntertainmentABC's Wide World of Entertainment (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for ParkinsonParkinson (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The ComediansThe Comedians (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Take a Giant StepTake a Giant Step (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The David Frost ShowThe David Frost Show (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1970)  Less 1970–1972
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1971)  Less 1971–1972
  • Primary photo for The 26th Annual Tony AwardsThe 26th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for FlipFlip (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Stand Up and CheerStand Up and Cheer (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About?Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About? (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (5 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1971
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  • Primary photo for The Glen Campbell Goodtime HourThe Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Laugh-InLaugh-In (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Kraft Music HallThe Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Co-Host (3 episodes, 1969)  Less 1969–1970
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1970
  • Primary photo for The Engelbert Humperdinck ShowThe Engelbert Humperdinck Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Name DroppersName Droppers (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin ShowThe Dean Martin Show (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1969
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  • Primary photo for The Movie GameThe Movie Game (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Bob Hope ShowThe Bob Hope Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1969
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1967)  Less 1967–1969
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  • Primary photo for The Jackie Gleason ShowThe Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1968
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966–1968
  • Primary photo for The Danny Thomas HourThe Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Eamonn Andrews ShowThe Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Late Night Line-UpLate Night Line-Up (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Salute to Stan LaurelSalute to Stan Laurel (TV Special) Himself  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The EntertainersThe Entertainers (TV Series) Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for An Hour with Robert GouletAn Hour with Robert Goulet (TV Special) Self  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Danny Kaye ShowThe Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest Host / MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko (14 episodes, 1952)  Less 1952–1964
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  • Primary photo for The Jerry Lewis ShowThe Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Talent ScoutsTalent Scouts (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1956)  Less 1956–1963
  • Primary photo for Judy and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert GouletJudy and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for TelescopeTelescope (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1960)  Less 1960–1961
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest (5 episodes, 1950)  Less 1950–1961
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  • Primary photo for The 15th Annual Tony AwardsThe 15th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Host & Nominee  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Person to PersonPerson to Person (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1955)  Less 1955–1960
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Talent ScoutsCelebrity Talent Scouts (TV Series) Himself  Less 1960– 
  • Primary photo for Alan Melville Takes You from A-ZAlan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
    • S (Jun 24, 1959) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominee & Presenter  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Phil Silvers Pontiac Special: Keep in StepThe Phil Silvers Pontiac Special: Keep in Step (TV Special) Himself / Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The 12th Annual Tony AwardsThe 12th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for To Tell the TruthTo Tell the Truth (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The World Our StageThe World Our Stage (TV Movie) Himself - Broadcast from America  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Name's the SameThe Name's the Same (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1954)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Sam Levenson ShowThe Sam Levenson Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for The Frank Sinatra ShowThe Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1950)  Less 1950–1951
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for The Ken Murray ShowThe Ken Murray Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for The Saturday Night Revue with Jack CarterThe Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Star of the FamilyStar of the Family (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Ford Star RevueFord Star Revue (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Showtime, U.S.A.Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Comic Actor (3 episodes, 1948)  Less 1948–1950
  • Primary photo for Welcome AboardWelcome Aboard (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1948)  Less 1948
Archive Footage (38 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Carry on ForeverCarry on Forever (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Episode #1.2 (Apr 4, 2015) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon FilmsElectric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films William B. Warkoff (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Series) MSgt. Ernie Bilko - Phil Silvers Show (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
    • Acting Funny (May 6, 2014) MSgt. Ernie Bilko - Phil Silvers Show (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Otto Meyer (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Especial Scope (Sep 21, 2010) Otto Meyer (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of AmericaMake 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Wrangler: Anatomy of an IconWrangler: Anatomy of an Icon Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Premiere Bond: Opening NightsPremiere Bond: Opening Nights (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Comedians' ComedianThe Comedians' Comedian (TV Special) Self (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Funny Already: A History of Jewish ComedyFunny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in HistorySurviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Marilyn Monroe: The Final DaysMarilyn Monroe: The Final Days (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The GreatestThe Greatest (TV Series) Sgt. Bilko (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for On Location: The Carry OnsOn Location: The Carry Ons (TV Movie) Sgt. Knocker (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox VaultsHidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for What's a Carry On?What's a Carry On? (TV Movie) Himself / 'Sergeant Nocker' (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Silver Screen: Color Me LavenderThe Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas MemoriesBob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (TV Movie) Otto Meyer (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Republic Pictures StoryThe Republic Pictures Story (TV Movie) Larry Herman (clip from Ice Capades (1939)) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Best of Gleason 2The Best of Gleason 2 (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny FiftiesMilton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the LegendMarilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend Johnson (archive footage)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for What a Carry OnWhat a Carry On (TV Series) Sgt. Nocker / Sergeant Nocker (5 episodes, 1983)  Less 1983–1984
    • Episode #1.12 (Jan 25, 1984) Sgt. Nocker (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.11 (Jan 18, 1984) Sergeant Nocker (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.8 (Dec 28, 1983) Sergeant Nocker (archive footage)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Showbiz Goes to WarShowbiz Goes to War (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Carry on LaughingCarry on Laughing (TV Series) Sergeant Nocker (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981
    • Episode #1.6 (Nov 12, 1981) Sergeant Nocker (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for This Is ElvisThis Is Elvis Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1981 $5MM $2MM / —
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Harry Simmons / Krinkle (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1978
  • Primary photo for That's Carry On!That's Carry On! Sergeant Nocker (archive footage)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Forty YearsForty Years (TV Movie) Sgt Ernest Bilko (archive footage)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox MusicalsFred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Insurance Salesman from unfinished film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
    • Episode dated 6 August 1973 (Aug 6, 1973) Insurance Salesman from unfinished film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Television LandTelevision Land (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Sketch Actor / Himself (2 episodes, 1958)  Less 1958–1963
  • Primary photo for Hollywood and the StarsHollywood and the Stars (TV Series) Otto Meyer (clip from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)) (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963
    • The Funny Men: Part 2 (Dec 16, 1963) Otto Meyer (clip from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)) (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for MarilynMarilyn Himself (scene from "Something's Got to Give") (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show of the WeekThe DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1961)  Less 1961

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