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Scatman Crothers
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Crothers performing in 1960
Born
Benjamin Sherman Crothers

(1910-05-23)May 23, 1910
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died November 22, 1986(1986-11-22) (aged 76)
Van Nuys, California, United States
Occupation Actor, dancer, musician, singer
Years active 1932–1986
Spouse(s) Helen Sullivan (1937–1986)
Scatman Crothers Redd Foxx Sanford and Son 1975
Crothers appearing with Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son

Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23 1910 – November 22 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician. He did many forms of acting including movies, television, stage, radio and voice acting. Crother was known for the voice role of the character Hong Kong Phooey in Hong Kong Phooey. He won a Saturn Award.

Crothers was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but was raised in Dayton, Ohio. He was married to Helen Sullivan from 1937 until his death in 1986. Crothers died on November 22 1986 in Van Nuys, California from pneumonia caused by his lung cancer. He was 76 years old.

Movies

  • King Cole Trio & Benny Carter Orchestra (1950) (short subject)
  • Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951)
  • The Return of Gilbert and Sullivan (1952)
  • Meet Me at the Fair (1953)
  • Surprising Suzie (1953) (short subject)
  • East of Sumatra (1953)
  • Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
  • Johnny Dark (1954)
  • Team Berlin (1955) (short subject)
  • Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
  • Tarzan and the Trappers (1958)
  • The Gift of Love (1958)
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1958)
  • The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)
  • Lady in a Cage (1964)
  • The Patsy (1964)
  • The Family Jewels (1965)
  • Three on a Couch (1966)
  • Hook, Line & Sinker (1969)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  • Bloody Mama (1970)
  • The Great White Hope (1970)
  • The Aristocats (1970) (voice of Scat Cat)
  • Chandler (1971)
  • Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
  • Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
  • Detroit 9000 (1973)
  • Black Belt Jones (1974)
  • Truck Turner (1974)
  • Hong Kong Phooey (1974) (voice of Hong Kong Phooey)
  • Win, Place or Steal (1975)
  • Linda Lovelace for President (1975)
  • The Fortune (1975)
  • Coonskin (1975)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • Friday Foster (1975)
  • Stay Hungry (1976)
  • The Shootist (1976)
  • Chesty Anderson, USN (1976)
  • Silver Streak (1976)
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family (1977)
  • Mean Dog Blues (1978)
  • The Cheap Detective (1978) (Tinker)
  • Scavenger Hunt (1979)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Bronco Billy (1980)
  • The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV 1981)
  • Zapped! (1982)
  • Deadly Eyes (1982)
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
  • Two of a Kind (1983)
  • The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
  • The Transformers: The Movie (1986) (voice of Jazz)
  • Rock Odyssey (1987)

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