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THE SPORTSMEN QUARTET - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE SPORTSMEN (BILL DAYS), THE SPORTSMEN (MARTY SPERZEL), THE SPORTSMEN (GURNEY BELL), THE SPORTSMEN (BOB GARSEN) - HFSID 222457

THE SPORTSMEN QUARTET, CO-SIGNED BY: BILL DAYS, BOB GARSEN, GURNEY BELL, MARTY SPERZEL The members of the quartet that performed for The Jack Benny Program in the 1950s sign this green album sheet with "best wishes" Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/from/The Sportsmen/Bill Days/Bob Garsen/Gurney Bell/Marty" in blue ink.

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THE SPORTSMEN QUARTET, CO-SIGNED BY: BILL DAYS, BOB GARSEN, GURNEY BELL, MARTY SPERZEL
The members of the quartet that performed for The Jack Benny Program in the 1950s sign this green album sheet with "best wishes"
Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/from/The Sportsmen/Bill Days/Bob Garsen/Gurney Bell/Marty" in blue ink. 6x4½. THE SPORTSMEN QUARTET was a singing group that began performing in the 1930s. They appeared on Rudy Vallee's and Judy Canova's programs and even provided songs for animated cartoons. They had provided some work for The Jack Benny Program before becoming a part of the 1946-1947 season of the show. The Sportsmen performed parody versions of songs and also incorporated sales pitches into their acts. BILL DAYS (1911-2002) was a singer and entertainer best known as the top tenor and a founding member of the Sportsmen Quartet. He performed with them on multiple television programs and musicals as well as regularly appearing on The Jack Benny Program. BOB GARSEN (1927-1992), born Robert Leigh Gausman, was the 2nd tenor of the group The Sportsmen Quartet. He joined the group in 1954 when Jay Meyer left. Garsen appeared with the group numerous times on The Jack Benny Program. GURNEY BELL (1912-1976) was a member of the Sportsmen Quartet who joined the band in 1942 when bass Thurl Ravenscroft left. Bell appeared in a number of musicals as a member of the quartet, including Footlight Varieties (1951) and Paris Follies of 1956 (1955), as well as their regular part on The Jack Benny Program. MARTY SPERZEL (1912-2011), born Martin George Sperzel, was best known for being a member of The Sportsmen Quartet as their baritone singer. He replaced John Rarig in 1943. Sperzel wrote commercial jingles with Henry Russell and Jack Quinn and was also featured in the 1960 movie G.I. Blues. Lightly toned. Edges darkened. Diagonal crease across bottom right corner. Pin-size holes in left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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