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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920 - November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s, starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''.

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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920 - November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s, starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''.



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!!Partial filmography:
* ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'' (1959) as Crabman
* ''Film/HelloDolly'' (1969) as Mr. Jones ({{uncredited|role}})
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' (1970) as Scat Cat (voice)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' (1970) as Meadowlark Lemon (voice)
* ''Film/TheKingOfMarvinGardens'' (1972) as Lewis
* ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' (1974) as Hong Kong Phooey / Penrod Pooch (voice)
* ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan'' (197478) as Louie Wilson
* ''Film/BlackBeltJones'' (1975) as Pop Byrd
* ''Film/TheFortune'' (1975) as Fisherman
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' (1975) as Pappy / Old Man Bone (voice)
* ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (1975) as Turkle
* ''Film/TheShootist'' (1976) as Moses Brown
* ''Film/SilverStreak'' (1976) as Ralson
* ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'' (1977) as Mingo
* ''Film/TheCheapDetective'' (1978) as Tinker
* ''WesternAnimation/BanjoTheWoodpileCat'' (1979) as Crazy Legs (voice)
* ''Film/TheShining'' (1980) as Dick Hallorann
* ''Film/BroncoBilly'' (1980) as Doc Lynch
* ''Film/{{Zapped}}'' (1982) as Coach Dexter Jones
* ''Film/DeadlyEyes'' (1982) as George Foskins
* ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' (1983) as Mr. Bloom
* ''Film/{{Two of a Kind|1983}}'' (1983) as Earl
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' (198486) as Jazz (voice)
** ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' (1986)
* ''Film/TheJourneyOfNattyGann'' (1985) as Sherman
* ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears'' (198586) as Eugene the Genie (voice)

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked, "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?" Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people."

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked, "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?" Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people.""

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But it was not until 1970, when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'', that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' animated series, starred in ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'', and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.

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But it was not until 1970, when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'', that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' animated series, starred in ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'', and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/TheKingOfMarvinGardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.


Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. But it was not until 1970 when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' animated series and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.

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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- 1920 - November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s 1950s, starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. Bones''.

But it was not until 1970 1970, when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'', that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' animated series series, starred in ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'', and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked, "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?". Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people."

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked, "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?". Kubrick?" Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people."


Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. But it was not until 1970 when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in the ''Harlem Globetrotters'' animated series and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.

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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. But it was not until 1970 when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in the ''Harlem Globetrotters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' animated series and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.


* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?. Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people."

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked asked, "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?.Kubrick?". Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people."


Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. But it was not until 1970 when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in the ''Harlem Globetrotters'' animated series and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.

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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. But it was not until 1970 when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in the ''Harlem Globetrotters'' animated series and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Crothers was reduced to tears on the set of ''The Shining'' due to Creator/StanleyKubrick demanding dozens of takes for each scene. At one point, he broke down and asked "What do you want, Mr. Kubrick?. Nevertheless, Crothers stated in an interview that he was grateful for the opportunity to work with "such beautiful people."

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Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1920- November 22, 1986) was an American actor, comedian and musician. He began his musical career as a teenager, specializing in the guitar and drums. He got the nickname Scatman from his scat singing. He turned to acting in the 1950s starting with an appearance in the film ''Yes Sir, Mr. Bones''. But it was not until 1970 when he provided the voice of Scat Cat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' that his acting career really began to take off. He voiced Meadowlark Lemon in the ''Harlem Globetrotters'' animated series and had a regular role as Louie the garbageman on ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''. He also worked alongside his friend Creator/JackNicholson in films such as ''The King of Marvin Gardens'', ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and ''Film/TheShining''. Among his last roles were Mr. Bloom in ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' and the voice of Autobot Jazz in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.

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