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Spencer Bell (I) (1887–1935)

Spencer Bell was born on September 25, 1887 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Wizard of Oz (1925), Taxi Spooks (1929) and Tenderfeet (1928). He died on August 18, 1935. See full bio »


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Known For

The Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion / Rastus / Snowball (as G. Howe Black)
Taxi Spooks Chauffeur
Tenderfeet Actor


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 1934 Mickey's Medicine Man (Short)
Man with gout (uncredited)
 1934 Mickey's Rescue (Short)
Doorman (uncredited)
 1934 Mickey's Minstrels (Short)
Frightened man (uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Covered Wagon (Short)
Sam (uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Disguises (Short)
 1933 Mickey's Race (Short)
Colonel Buford
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
 1932 The Lion and the House (Short)
Servant (uncredited)
 1932 Bring 'Em Back Sober (Short)
Screen Native (uncredited)
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Porter (uncredited)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
 1932 For the Love of Ludwig (Short)
 1932 Listening In (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
 1932 Heavens! My Husband! (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
 1932 Dream House (Short)
Bill Poster (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1931 One More Chance (Short)
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Thrill Hunters (Short)
Hambone's father
 1931 I Surrender Dear (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Wildcats (Short)
 1931 The Fainting Lover (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
 1931 Smart Money
Suntan (uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Rebellion (Short)
Man with car
 1931 Dance Hall Marge (Short)
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1930 Mickey's Luck (Short)
Actor rehearsing
 1929 Don't Get Jealous (Short)
Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
 1929 The Rodeo (Short)
Magnolia's Husband
 1929 The Peacock Fan
 1929 Taxi Spooks (Short)
 1928 Tenderfeet
 1928 Hot Sparks (Short)
 1928 Deaf, Dumb and Blonde (Short)
 1928 The Midnight Taxi
 1928 Slick Slickers (Short)
 1928 The Bicycle Flirt (Short) (uncredited)
 1928 All Washed Up (Short)
 1928 Save the Pieces (Short)
 1928 Racing Mad (Short)
The Driver's Helper
 1927 Nifty Nags (Short)
 1927 Oh, What a Man! (Short)
 1927 Oh, Mummy! (Short)
 1927 The Outlaw Dog
'Snowball' Black
 1927 Should Sleepwalkers Marry? (Short)
Black Preacher
 1926 Pink Elephants (Short)
 1926 Ice Cold Cocos (Short)
Preacher (uncredited)
 1926 Creeps (Short)
Their Black Companion
 1926 Matrimony Blues (Short)
 1926 Whispering Whiskers (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1926 The Prince of Broadway
 1925 The Perfect Clown
Snowflake (as G. Howe Black)
 1925/I Blue Blood
Amos Jeenkins
 1925 Slippery Feet (Short)
Valet (uncredited)
 1925 The Iron Nag (Short)
Jockey (uncredited)
 1925 Below Zero (Short)
The Mountie's Valet
 1925 The Cloudhopper (Short)
 1925 Fares, Please! (Short)
 1925 The Dome Doctor (Short)
 1925 The Wizard of Oz
Cowardly Lion / Rastus / Snowball (as G. Howe Black)
 1925 Rapid Transit (Short)
 1924 Kid Speed (Short)
The Speed Kid's co-driver
 1924/I Fast and Furious (Short)
 1924 Her Boy Friend (Short)
Dock worker
 1924 Lizzies of the Field (Short)
Davis's Mechanic (uncredited)
 1924 That's the Spirit (Short)
 1924 Ten Dollars or Ten Days (Short)
The Janitor (uncredited)
 1923 Horseshoes (Short)
 1923 Lightning Love (Short)
 1923 The High Life (Short)
 1923 The Gown Shop (Short)
 1923 The Barnyard (Short)
 1923 No Wedding Bells (Short)
The Butler
 1923 Casey Jones, Jr. (Short)
Train Porter
 1922 Me and My Mule (Short)
 1922 The Counter Jumper (Short)
A Clerk
 1922 The Steeplechaser (Short)
 1922 Shipwrecked Among Animals (Short)
 1921 We'll Get You Yet (Short)
 1919 Passing the Buck (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

G. Howe Black

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He died from complications of stomach surgery and is buried at the Sawtelle Military Cemetery (now know as the Los Angeles National Cemetery). See more »

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