Scatman Crothers bio

Birth Name: Benjamin Sherman Crothers

Occupation: Jazz Singer

Place Of Birth: Terre Haute

Date Of Birth: May 23, 1910

Date Of Death: November 22, 1986

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Scatman Crothers was born on the 23rd of May, 1910. He was best known for being a Jazz Singer. Drummer, scat singer, and actor who appeared in the 1980 horror film The Shining and did voice-overs for animated shows like Transformers and The Harlem Globetrotters.

Scatman Crothers was born in Terre Haute. He came up with his nickname on the fly when auditioning at a Dayton radio station. His first band was a local Terre Haute speakeasy band. He was Scat Cat in the animated Disney movie The Aristocats.

Scatman Crothers was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Scatman Crothers was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Benjamin Sherman Crothers is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Scatman’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Scatman Crothers’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Scatman Crothers’s parents.

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Vivian Sessoms

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Austin Giorgio

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Elise Azkoul

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Scatman Crothers kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Scatman Crothers was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Benjamin Sherman Crothers
RELIGION: Christian
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Scatman Crothers was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Scatman Crothers was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Scatman Crothers had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Scatman Crothers’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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