Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
Phil Silvers was an American comedic actor, who began on Broadway and eventually worked, known for roles in such films as Lady Be Good, Coney Island, Cover Girl, and Summer Stock. In 1952, he won a Tony award for his performance in the Broadway show, Top Banana.
Silvers became a household name in 1955, when he starred as Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko in The Phil Silvers Show. The military comedy became a huge television hit. Throughout the 1960s, he appeared internationally in films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and 40 Pounds of Trouble.
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This photograph depicts Spill Evans and Phil Silvers in conversation at an unknown event. The photograph is autographed: "To Spiff, good luck, Phil Silvers".