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Scatman Crothers

Born: 1910-05-23 - Died: 1986-11-22
Cause of Death:
Lung Cancer


Death Summary: Crothers died of pneumonia resulting from lung cancer at the age of 76 in Van Nuys, California.

The previous year, the malignant tumor was discovered behind his lung, and it later spread to his esophagus. He's buried next to his wife who died 11 years later in L.A.

Who was Scatman Crothers : Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was an American actor who is probably most famous for his role in Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining based on the book by Stephen King.

He also appeared in many other films, was on the TV show Chico and the Man, and provided voice acting for cartoons such as Hanna-Barbera's Hong Kong Phooey and Transformers. In fact, he played the voice of Jazz in Transformers the Movie which also featured the voice of Orson Welles.

Before his career as an actor, Scatman was actually a singer, which is how he received his nickname.
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  1. larry visgar Says:

    i enjoyed seeing him in chico and the man.i loved hearing his voice.

  2. grim Says:

    a great african. the rest aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah o.k.?

  3. Jaime Says:

    Thank you for the memories. I will always treasure the voice of Jazz. It is very symbolic that you died the day after my daddy did. I lost two great people within a 24 hour period. God keep you and rest in peace. I will meet you at the Pearly Gates when I finish my chores down here!

    Transform and Roll Out!!
    Jaime

  4. tony fitzpatrick Says:

    still remembered, belfast

  5. brian canning Says:

    he was was so funny in one flew over the cuckoos nest a class act

  6. Get Those Hands Up! Eww, Go Ahead And Put Them Back Down « This Week in Milford Says:

    […] you’re at it. Wait a minute. That’s not Officer Wilbon. I think it’s Officer Scatman Crothers. If one of these boys has The Shining, there’s gonna be […]

  7. Zoe Says:

    you will always be the Autobot Jazz to me and those of us who watched the show growing up and also the movie in 1986. you go Jazz my man. as Jazz would say, “you want to listen to the top one in the top forty?” and as Optimus Prime would say, “Autobots Transform and ROll Out!”
    Transform and Roll Out Jazz!

  8. Terry Farris Says:

    Thanks alot, Scatman

  9. Bob Curran Says:

    Scatman was also in the Army in the mid- 1960s. I delivered the Washington Star to him in 67 or 68 in Lewis Heights in Fort Belvoir VA. Ran into him the late 70s in LA & he remembered me. I cannot find anywhere that shows him on active duty.

  10. Bob Curran Says:

    Wonderful, kind man.

  11. geoff conway Says:

    What a great actor he was……brilliant in Kick the can episode of the Twilight Zone, brilliant in One flew over the cuckoos nest and how can we forget The Shining……..I could listen to his voice all day, wonderful….thankyou Scatman

  12. Connor Walls Says:

    You’re performances in the shining and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest will be remembered forever. Jack Nicholson misses u dearly. R.I.P Old friend.

  13. Debbie Walt Says:

    Thank you for your talent and class. You will always be a true “star”

  14. Uncurrent Events 11/22 « YouViewed/Editorial Says:

    […] –┬áScatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at […]

  15. Mary Magdalane Says:

    Ax to the chest for scatman crouthers.


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