Digby Bell was a popular vaudeville entertainer and Broadway performer at the beginning of the 20th century.
Bell, Digby was born in 1849 in Milwaukee. Son of late William J. B. (banker) and Jeanette (Seymour) B.
Family removed to New York, 1854. Collegiate education. Engaged in stock brokerage business: later passenger agent White Star Line.
Sang in concerts as amateur, studied singing at Naples, Italy, 1871-1876.
His first starring role was in the musical Jupiter in 1892. He appeared many times with Lillian Russell in shows such as Princess Nicotine, The Queen of Brilliants and The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein. He introduced the song '"The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo".
Bell gave a concert a Chickering Hall in New York City on April 26, 1878 that was favorably reviewed by the New York Times. Much of Bell's later career was in nonmuscial plays or vaudeville. Notable stage appearances Broadway appearances The Begum, Sep 21, 1887 - Dec 10, 1887, role - Myhnt-Jhuleep The Hoosier Doctor, Apr 18, 1898 - , role - Dr. Willow Mr.
Pickwick, Jan 19, 1903 - May 1903, role - Sam Weller Pipp, Feb 20, 1905 - Apr 1905, role - J. Wesley Pipp An International Marriage, Jan 4, - Jan The Debtors, Oct 12, - Oct , role - William Dorritt The Yeomen of the Guard, Apr 19, 1915 - May 8, 1915, role - Chorus The Sorcerer, May 24, 1915 - Jun 5, 1915, role - Dr. Daly Bell died on June 20, 1917, in New York City. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
Member Augustin Daly Company, New York, for 3 seasons, playing dramatic rôles.