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Scatman Crothers (Benjamin Sherman Crothers)

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Biography

Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Scatman Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers on May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He made many records, including his own compositions. He joined ASCAP in 1959, and his popular-song compositions also include "The Gal Looks Good", "Nobody Knows Why", "I Was There", "A Man's Gotta Eat" and "When, Oh When". Scatman Crothers died at age 76 of pneumonia and lung cancer at his home in Van Nuys, California on November 22, 1986. Read more...

Actor

Character: 'Smiley' Gordon

Walking My Baby Back Home 1953

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Character: Enoch Jones

Meet Me at the Fair 1953

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Surprising Suzie 1953

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Character: Mr. Jones - Porter

Hello, Dolly! 1969

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Character: Scat Cat

The AristoCats 1970

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Character: Pop Byrd

Black Belt Jones 1974

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Character: Mingo

Roots 1977

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Character: Doc Lynch

Bronco Billy 1980

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Character: Himself

Making 'The Shining' 1980

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Character: Walt

Taxi 1978

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Character: T.P. Jackson

NBC Special Treat 1975

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Character: Garland Fisk

Hotel 1983

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Character: Uncle Moses

Pryor's Place 1984

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Character: Jubilee Jones

Petrocelli 1974

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Character: Edgar McGee

The Incredible Hulk 1978

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Character: Jip Baker

Charlie's Angels 1976

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Character: Himself

Sammy and Company 1975

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Character: Manny Gilliam

It Takes Two 1982

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Character: George Strothers

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Rosey

Vega$ 1978

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Character: Moonshine Moody

Matt Houston 1982

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Character: Himself

Kids Are People, Too 1978

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