Spencer Bell (actor)
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September 25, 1887|
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||August 18, 1935(aged 47)|
|Other names||G. Howe Black|
Spencer Bell (September 25, 1887 - August 18, 1935) was an African-American actor, best known for playing opposite Larry Semon in several of his comedies.
Bell was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to his Hollywood career, Bell worked as a chauffeur. He costarred with comedian Larry Semon in several of his silent comedies, notably Wizard of Oz as Snowball, Rastus, and the Cowardly Lion. During the 1930s, Bell regularly appeared in the Mickey McGuire film series. He briefly ran an acting troup in Harlem.
Bell died from complications from stomach surgery on August 18, 1935.
|1922||The Counter Jumper||A Clerk|
|1923||No Wedding Bells||The Butler|
|1923||The Gown Shop||Janitor|
|1924||Her Boy Friend||Dock worker|
|1924||Kid Speed||The Speed Kid's co-driver||Alternative title: The Four Wheel Terror|
|1925||Wizard of Oz||Cowardly Lion/Rastus/Snowball||Credited as G. Howe Black|
|1925||Blue Blood||Amos Jeenkins|
|1925||The Perfect Clown||Snowflake||Credited as G. Howe Black|
|1926||The Prince of Broadway||Snowball|
|1927||Oh, What a Man!||Waiter|
|1928||The Midnight Taxi||Rastus|
|1929||The Rodeo||Magnolia's Husband|
|1932||Heavens! My Husband!||Porter||Uncredited|
|1933||Blue of the Night||Porter||Uncredited|
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