Curtis McHenry

born: 04 April 1899
Ruston, Louisiana,
United States of America
died: 24 July 1934
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(homicide: stabbed with knife, age 35)

Black American actor, acrobat, stuntman, comedian for Larry Semon. He was often referred to as Snowball and/or G. Howe Black in Vitagraph and Semon productions. For a long time he has been misidentified elsewhere as Spencer Bell.

Films listed on this page: all films with Babe Hardy.

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NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1923
The Counter Jumper
Clerk

1923
The Barnyard
Helper

1923
The Gown Shop
Janitor

1923
Lightning Love
Butler

1923
Horseshoes
[?]

1924
Her Boy Friend
Dock worker

1924
Kid Speed
The Kid Speed's co-driver

1925
The Wizard Of Oz
Cowardly lion/Rastus/Snowball

1925
The Perfect Clown
Snowflake

Acknowledgements & sources:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS5Z-J95 (1900 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPY4-32L (1910 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVD-XVV (WWI draft reg. card)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCRG-H44 (1920 Census) [?]
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-HTCY (CA Death Index)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9SV-CG6S (death certificate)
https://archive.org/stream/la_caleagle_reel9#page/n26/mode/1up/search/mchenry (California Eagle, 25 Nov 1927)
https://archive.org/stream/la_caleagle_reel15#page/n19/mode/1up/search/mchenry (California Eagle, 20 Jul 1934)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/380336566/ (Los Angeles Times, 25 Jul 1934)
https://archive.org/stream/la_caleagle_reel15#page/n27/mode/1up/search/mchenry (California Eagle, 27 Jul 1934)
https://archive.org/stream/la_caleagle_reel15#page/n37/mode/1up/search/mchenry (California Eagle, 27 Jul 1934)
https://archive.org/stream/la_caleagle_reel18#page/n170/mode/1up/search/mchenry (California Eagle, 02 Jul 1937)
Steve Rydzewski (original source of identification, and assistance)
Jesse Brisson (research and dates)
Tommie Hicks (help and information)

This page was last updated on: 26 September 2019