• Local history: Scatman Crothers strolled to fame while living in Akron hotel

    One year ago - By Ohio

    You've probably never heard of Benjamin Sherman Crothers, so you're unlikely to know he was born in Terre Haute, Ind. If you're of a certain age, however, you might know his stage name: Scatman Crothers. Did you know that his alias was born in Akron? The bald, raspy-voiced entertainer, whose career peaked 40 years ago with recurring roles in television series such as the NBC sitcom Chico and the Man (1974-1978), voice-over work on Saturday cartoons including CBS' Harlem Globetrotters (1970-71) and ABC's Hong Kong Phooey (1974), as well as memorable parts in Hollywood movies such as One...
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