Scatman Crothers

Benjamin Sherman Crothers (1910 - 1986)

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Benjamin Sherman (Scatman) Crothers
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, USAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Van Nuys, California, USAmap
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Benjamin was born in 1910. He passed away in 1986. His parents were Benjamin and Fredonia (lewis) Crothers.

Scatman Crothers was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and as Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980), the latter of which earned him the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also played Turkle in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

His spouse was Helen Crothers, born on November 13, 1918 in Steubenville, Ohio, USA as Helen M. Sullivan. She died on December 26, 1997 in Van Nuys, California, USA.


  2. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Benjamin Sherman Crothers, 22 Nov 1986; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 January 2018), Sherman Crothers in household of Ben Crothers, Terre Haute Ward 3, Vigo, Indiana, United States; citing ED 135, sheet 4A, line 27, family 94, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 468; FHL microfilm 1,820,468.

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Grave of Scatman and Helen Crothers
Grave of Scatman and Helen Crothers



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