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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.

Crothers got the name Scatman when he auditioned for a radio show in 1932 at the former WSMK (now WING) in Dayton, Ohio. The director didn't think his given name was catchy enough, so… read more

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  • Avatar for ChesterWhelks
    If, during his lifetime, he never said: "I'm Scatman Crothers, motherfuckers." - you'd have to admit his entire life was in vain.
  • Avatar for TheVileViolater
    Unknown Territory
  • Avatar for philmfan
    Scatman's cover of Ghost Riders in the Sky may be the best version ever recorded, and that includes Roy Rogers'!

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