Sid Silvers
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1904
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY


Skinny, diminutive (4'10") comic actor Sid Silvers started out in vaudeville as a stooge for monologist Phil Baker. As Baker would play his accordion and crack jokes, the adenoidal Silvers would heckle him from the audience (this chapter in Silvers' career was later fictionalized in the 1951 Martin and Lewis comedy The Stooge). He remained with Baker until the end of the 1920s, graduating to such...