J. FRED COOTS - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 192284
J. FRED COOTS J. Fred Coots signs a white index card with "Love always". Autograph Sentiment signed: "Love always/J. Fred Coots", 5x3 white index card. In 1934, Coots
Sale Price $306.00
J. FRED COOTS
J. Fred Coots signs a white index card with "Love always".
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Love always/J. Fred Coots", 5x3 white index card. In 1934, Coots (1897-1985, born in New York City) wrote the music and Haven Gillespie wrote the lyrics to Santa Claus is Coming To Town for Eddie Cantor to sing on his radio show. The song was an instant success, selling four million copies of sheet music and later inspiring an animated special featuring the voice of Fred Astaire. In 1998, Coots' holiday classic was ranked second on ASCAP's "Top 25 Holiday Season Songs", and the tune has been featured in numerous films. The prolific Coots wrote over 700 other songs during his career, including music for Broadway shows, Cotton Club revues (with lyricist Benny Davis) and Hollywood films. He had a hit in 1938 with You Go to My Head (also with Gillespie). The songwriter and vaudeville and nightclub performer was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Signature has bled slightly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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