Scatman crothers

Explore the incredible career of Scatman Crothers, from his iconic roles to his musical talents. Learn more about this legendary actor and be inspired by his passion for entertainment.
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Scatman Crothers, an African American actor and musician, was born on this date in 1910. Born in Terre Haute, IN, Benjamin Sherman Crothers (his name at birth) was the son of a cobbler at the age of 14 he began to teach himself to play the drums and guitar. Soon he got a job entertaining customers at one of the local speakeasies, and at the age of 19, he and his brother, Louis, moved to Indianapolis to find work as entertainers.