- Phil Silvers wrote the lyrics for Frank Sinatra's hit song "Nancy (with the laughing face)" (it was for some other girls before it became "Nancy" - and a hit..)
- Frank Sinatra and Phil Silvers were close friends
- He suffered from depression.
- He gained £30,000 for his role in CARRY ON - FOLLOW THAT CAMEL (1967)- which was the largest CARRY ON salary ever. Phil Silvers, Jim Dale and Peter Butterworth were often seen to search in the sand for a lost contact lense during the shooting of this film.. ;")
- He was a gambling addict.
- After a surgery he did not need glasses anymore. But beacause they were his trademark he would go on wearing them - just without any glass in the frames.
"I’m an impatient comedian. And I feel the audience is as impatient as me."
And here is Phil Silver himself in COVER GIRL (1944) - watch out for Rita Hayworth, Eve Arden and Otto Kruger: