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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Santa Monica, California, USA  (undisclosed)
Nicknames The Serial King
Spence
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Spencer Gordon Bennet was born on January 5, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Oil Raider (1934), The House Without a Key (1926) and Snowed In (1926). He died on October 8, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Trivia (6)

One daughter: Harriet Bennet.
Uncle of special-effects specialist Linwood G. Dunn.
Sparred with Gene Tunney on the Mojave Desert site of The Fighting Marine (1926).
Entered the film business as a stuntman. He had answered a New York newspaper ad seeking a stuntman to jump from the Palisades of the Hudson River while dressed in a suit, which paid one dollar a foot of distance fallen.
Known as "The King of Serial Directors"; the inscription on his tombstone reads, "His Final Chapter".
A specialist in "B" westerns and serials, he had a well-deserved reputation for turning out films on time and under budget. His long career included stints at such studios as Edison, Pathe, RKO, Republic and Columbia. He finished at Embassy Pictures in 1965.

Salary (1)

Hurricane Hutch (1921) $62 .50

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