Benjamin Sherman Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986), known professionally as Scatman Crothers, was an American actor and musician.He is known for playing Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980).
Scatman Crothers, Actor: The Shining. 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...
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.
Oct 15, 2019 · Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician. By the age of 8 he was singing and dancing and playing drums. His recording career included stints with Slim Gaillard, and a solo stint signed to Capitol.DayListenersSunday 4 October 202077Monday 5 October 202092Tuesday 6 October 202081Wednesday 7 October 202082
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Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Scatman Crothers (23 May 1910–22 Nov 1986), Find a Grave Memorial no. 4516, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
- 23 May 1910, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
- 22 Nov 1986 (aged 76), Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, USA
- Lincoln Terrace Section, Map #H83, Lot 4545, Companion Lawn Crypt 3
Crothers started his musical career as a 15-year-old drummer in a speakeasy band in his home town of Terre Haute. He played a variety of instruments, including drums and guitar, on jazz club band circuits in his early days as an entertainer. Among the people for whom he performed was the notorious gangster, Al Capone. Crothers formed his own band in the 1930s and traveled to Oakland, California, with the band in 1948. He played piano at the Port O' Call and Walt's 405 Club. He also appeared in a 1950 episode of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show performing "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" with Harris, who introduced him as Scatman Roth. He left Oakland to stay in Los Angeles in 1952.
Crothers made his official debut in the movie Meet Me at the Fair (1953). He worked in both movies and television, often taking bit parts. He also made musical shorts and played drums with Slim Gaillard in the mid-1940s. Crothers then landed a major supporting role in the 1970 animated film The Aristocats from Walt Disney Productions, providing the voice of "Scat Cat". He also performed the film's theme song "Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat". Good friends with Jack Nicholson, he appeared in four of his films: The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Fortune, and as Dick Hallorann in The Shining(1980).
A heavy smoker most of his life, Crothers was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 1985, but he kept his condition a secret in order to continue working. The cancer eventually spread to his esophagus by mid 1986, rendering him unable to speak which more or less ended his career. He died of pneumonia on November 22, 1986, at his home in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California at age 76.
Aug 13, 2020 · Scatman Crothers was good at scatting, but that wasn’t the most important component of his career. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an NAACP Image Award, and various other credentials that don’t involve making weird mouth sounds. Our verdict: Scatman Crothers was the real Scatman.
From the 1975 film "Coonskin" by Ralph Bakshi.