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Gurney Bell (1912–1976)

Gurney Bell was born on December 14, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gurney Nathaniel Bell. He was an actor, known for Footlight Varieties (1951), Paris Follies of 1956 (1955) and For Me and My Gal (1942). He died on September 26, 1976 in Los Angeles. See full bio »
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Known For

Footlight Varieties
Footlight Varieties Member of The Sportsmen Quartet
(1951)
Paris Follies of 1956
Paris Follies of 1956 Member of The Sportsmen Quartet ('The Hum Song')
(1955)
For Me and My Gal
For Me and My Gal Member - Sportsmen Quartet
(1942)
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program Himself / College Student / Flying Finnegans
(1954-1955)

Filmography

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 1955 Paris Follies of 1956
Member of The Sportsmen Quartet ('The Hum Song')
 1955 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
College Student / Flying Finnegans
- Massage and Date with Gertrude (1955) ... College Student (uncredited)
- Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) ... Flying Finnegans (as The Sportsmen Quartet)
 1951 Footlight Varieties
Member of The Sportsmen Quartet (as The Sportsmen Quartet)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
Member of The Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
 1946 Margie
Off-Screen Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Member of Sportsmen's Quartette (uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal
Member - Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Specialty - 'Ballad for Americans' (uncredited)
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 1956-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Ghost Town Western Sketch (1962) ... (performer: "I'm an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande")
- Talent Show (1956) ... (performer: "New Year's in Trinadad")
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 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Himself
- San Diego Naval Training Center Show (1954) ... Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
- The Life of Jack Benny (1954) ... Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
- Entire Cast Show (1954) ... Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
- David Niven Show (1954) ... Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)

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Alternate Names:

The Sportsman Quartet | The Sportsmen Quartet
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Trivia:

Replaced Thurl Ravenscroft as Bass in The Sportsmen Quartet in 1942 when Ravenscroft enlisted into the Air Transport Command. Bell's refusal to give up his spot in The Sportsmen when Ravenscroft returned in 1947, set the wheels in motion for The Mellomen to be formed.

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