76 (passed away Nov. 22nd, 1986)
May. 23rd, 1910
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Scatman Crothers' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1986 - Transformers: The Movie
1985 - The Journey of Natty Gann
1983 - Two of a Kind
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
1982 - Zapped!
1980 - The Shining
1980 - Bronco Billy
1979 - Scavenger Hunt
1978 - The Cheap Detective
1976 - Stay Hungry
1976 - The Shootist
1976 - Silver Streak
1975 - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
1975 - Coonskin
1975 - Linda Lovelace for President
1974 - Black Belt Jones
1974 - Truck Turner
1972 - Lady Sings the Blues
1970 - The Great White Hope
1970 - The Aristocats
1970 - Bloody Mama
1969 - Hello, Dolly!
1966 - Three on a Couch
1964 - The Patsy
1964 - Lady in a Cage
1959 - Alias Jesse James
Guest TV Roles
George 'Meadowlark' Lemon (Voiced)
One-Man Band (segment "Love and the Dummies")
Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian, and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in night clubs, 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."
- Was close friends with 'Jack Nicholson' (qv)
- He appeared as a guest musician on the local music program, _"The Spade Cooley Show" (1958)_ (qv). Cooley, a white Western swing musician, hosted the show for a local Los Angeles TV station.
- Some sources erroneously credit him as 'Billie Holiday' (qv)'s jilting lover in the 1936 'Duke Ellington' (qv) one-reeler, "Symphony In Black", a role actually portrayed by 'Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker' (qv). The song Billie sang was "Saddest Tale".
- Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 215-216. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
- He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood, California