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The Sportsmen Quartet

The Sportsmen Quartet was a Barbershop Quartet. They were: Bill Days (top tenor), Max Smith (second tenor), Mart Sperzel (baritone), and Gurney Bell (bass). They began appearances in 1938 and are most remembered for their thirty-two appearances on the Jack Benny Program from 1950 to 1961. Their final television appearance was on the Joey Bishop ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program Themselves / Themselves - Singers / Singing Group / Barbershop Quartet / Le Quartet Sportsmen / Singing Travelers / The Flying Finnegans / The Sportsmen Quartet / Vaudeville Barbershop Quartet
(1950-1962)
Footlight Varieties
Footlight Varieties Themselves
(1951)
Lost Canyon
Lost Canyon Singing Cowhands
(1942)

Filmography

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 1963 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Jillson's Nephews and Singing Group
- Ellie, the Talent Scout (1963) ... Mrs. Jillson's Nephews and Singing Group (as The Sportsmen)
 1955-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Singing Group / Vaudeville Barbershop Quartet / Barbershop Quartet / ...
- The Bob Hope Show (1962) ... Vaudeville Barbershop Quartet
- Ghost Town Western Sketch (1962) ... Singing Group (as Sportsman Quartet)
- Hope and Benny in Agent's Office (1957) ... Barbershop Quartet
- Jack Tries to Get a Passport to Europe (1956) ... Singing Travelers
- Massage and Date with Gertrude (1955) ... Le Quartet Sportsmen
 1955 Paris Follies of 1956
Sportsmen Quartet
 1953 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Singing Cowboys
- Appleby the Dreamer (1953) ... Singing Cowboys
 1952 The Return of Gilbert & Sullivan (Short) (as The Sportsmen)
 1950 What's Up Doc? (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
The Sportsmen Quartet (as The Sportsmen)
 1949 Mississippi Hare (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
The Quartette (voice)
 1946 Little Giant
Graduation Quartet (uncredited)
 1946 Baseball Bugs (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Trap Happy Porky (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Unruly Hare (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
Singing Group (as The Sportsman)
 1944 Week-End Pass
The Sportsman Quartet (as The Sportsmen)
 1943 Here Comes Elmer
The Sportsmen (as The Sportsmen)
 1943 The Fifth-Column Mouse (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Lost Canyon
Singing Cowhands (as The Sportsmen Quartette)
 1942 For Me and My Gal
Sportsman's Quartet (uncredited)
 1942 The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Fresh Hare (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Wacky Blackout (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Conrad the Sailor (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Nifty Nineties (Short)
Singers (voice, uncredited)
 1941 The Fighting 69½th (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Prehistoric Porky (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Confederate Honey (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Pilgrim Porky (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Isle of Destiny
Singing Marines
 1940 Busy Bakers (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Sniffles and the Bookworm (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Fagin's Freshman (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Snowman's Land (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Dog Gone Modern (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Mice Will Play (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Porky the Gob (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Night Watchman (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Penguin Parade (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Love and Curses (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
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