Thursday, April 09, 2009

Scatman Crothers and Phil Harris

Told ya it would be hard to stop me so here's some more YouTube sweetness today. Up first is a 1978 TV reunion of ARISTOCATS voice stars Phil Harris and Scatman Crothers! Phil lived a long and by all accounts happy life and unlike many celebs is remembered for many things as opposed to just one. He was a bandleader, a singer with popular records, foil to Jack Benny, a character actor of some reknown, married to one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood--Alice Faye--with whom he shared a long-running radio series, an avid sportsman and the voice of several memorable Disney characters including O'Malley the Alley Cat. Scatman was a longtime musician with a million dollar smile who became a wonderful character actor, The first time I ever heard of him was in THE ARISTOCATS.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Booksteve,
thanks for all the great posts. anyone as interested in Jack Benny, Phil Harris, and obscure interviews with Jim Shooter, is a man after my own heart. Thanks again. -William (princewilliamthethird@gmail.com)