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J. Fred Coots Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

J. FRED COOTS
Born: May 2, 1897 in New York City, New York
Died: April 8, 1985 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
In 1934, Coots (1897-1985) 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.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1999 La bûche (Sound), 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (Sound), 1998 Chance or Coincidence (Sound), 1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (Sound), 1938 Den stora kärleken (Sound), 1958 Onionhead (Sound), 1953 The Liberace Show (Sound), 1946 Quentin Quail (Sound), 1939 Scalp Trouble (Sound), 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter (Sound), 1938 The Daffy Doc (Sound), 1937 Swing for Sale (Sound), 1937 Kick Me Again (Sound), 1936 Sons o' Guns (Sound), 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet (Sound), 1935 Tickets, Please (Sound), 1934/I Vaudeville (Sound), 1929 Radio Rhythm (Sound), 2011 Glee (Sound), 2011 Arthur Christmas (Sound), 2007 This Christmas (Sound), 2005 Roll Bounce (Sound), 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Sound), 2003 Elf (Sound), 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (Sound), 1997 Fools Rush In (Sound), 1995 Sabrina (Sound), 1995 Barbra: The Concert (Sound), 1991 For the Boys (Sound), 1989 Roger & Me (Sound), 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (Sound), 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther (Sound), 1972 Flip (Sound), 1960 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Sound), 2011 No me la puc treure del cap (Sound), 2008 Four Christmases (Sound), 2006 Midsomer Murders (Sound), 2004 Surviving Christmas (Sound), 2004 The Polar Express (Sound), 2004 The Terminal (Sound), 1999 Mystery, Alaska (Sound), 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (Sound), 1994 The Santa Clause (Sound), 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (Sound), 1993 Swing Kids (Sound), 1988 Scrooged (Sound), 1987 Laguna Heat (Sound), 1986 Lola (Sound), 1983 A Christmas Story (Sound), 1978 Pennies from Heaven (Sound), 1972 The Godfather (Sound), 1964 Shindig! (Sound), 1955 Your Hit Parade (Sound), 1955 Battle Cry (Sound), 1947 Miracle on 34th Street (Sound), 1944 Laura (Sound), 1939 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Sound), 1938 Brother Rat (Sound), 1936 College Dads (Sound), 1935 The Love Department (Sound), 1929 Applause (Sound), 1929 Headin' South (Sound), 1929 Why Be Good (Sound), 2009 Nativity! (Sound), 2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Sound), 2001 The King of Queens (Sound), 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (Sound), 2013 The Best Man Holiday (Sound), 2012 The Master (Sound), 2009 The National Christmas Tree Lighting (Sound), M*A*S*H (Sound), 1938 Merle Kendrick and His Orchestra (Sound), 1937 Porky's Building (Sound), 1936 Alpine Antics (Sound), 1931 The High School Hoofer (Sound), 1931 Red-Headed Baby (Sound), 1931 The Smart Set-Up (Sound), 1929 The Roof Garden Revue (Sound), 2012 The X Factor (Sound), 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Sound), 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Sound), 2007 The Perfect Holiday (Sound), 2002 The Santa Clause 2 (Sound), 1998 The Practice (Sound), 1998 Celebrity (Sound), 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (Sound), 1995 Georgia (Sound), 1994 Mixed Nuts (Sound), 1991 The Prince of Tides (Sound), 1990 Avalon (Sound), 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (Sound), 1985 Moonlighting (Sound), 1985 Remington Steele (Sound), 1978 F.I.S.T (Sound), 1970 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Sound), 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (Sound), 1957 The Edsel Show (Sound), 1957 Bernardine (Sound), 1952 Belles on Their Toes (Sound), 1947 That Way with Women (Sound), 1944 Time Flies (Sound), 1938 Count Me Out (Sound), 1938 Porky at the Crocadero (Sound), 2010 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (Sound), 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Sound), 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (Sound), 2011 The Music Never Stopped (Sound), 2008 The Angry Video Game Nerd (Sound), 2007 Fred Claus (Sound), 2005 The American Experience (Sound), 2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years (Sound), 2002 Road to Perdition (Sound), 2000/I The Visit (Sound), 1999 Mal (Sound), 1998 Simon Birch (Sound), 1997 A Gala Christmas in Vienna (Sound), 1996 The Christmas Party (Sound), 1995 Forget Paris (Sound), 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (Sound), 1991 Solitaire (Sound), 1990 Home Alone (Sound), 1984 The Cotton Club (Sound), 1981 Arthur (Sound), 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (Sound), 1953 A Peck o' Trouble (Sound), 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (Sound), 1949 Battleground (Sound), 1945 She Gets Her Man (Sound), 1940 Castle on the Hudson (Sound), 1939 Naughty But Mice (Sound), 1939 Hamateur Night (Sound), 1937 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Sound), 1937 Hi De Ho (Sound), 1933 Convention City (Sound), 1932 The Yacht Party (Sound), 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (Sound), 1929 Illusion (Sound), 1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl (Sound), 1928 The Shopworn Angel (Sound), 1930 A Battery of Songs (Performer), 1950 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (Sound), 2011 Doctors (Sound), 1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (Sound), 2002 Ed (Sound)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Marlene - Other (April 11, 1999 - May 2, 1999), Sons O' Guns - Music (November 26, 1929 - August 9, 1930), Broadway Nights - Music (July 15, 1929 - August 17, 1929), George White's Scandals [1928] - Music (July 2, 1928 - January 19, 1929), White Lights - Music (October 11, 1927 - November 5, 1927), Gay Paree [1926] - Music (November 9, 1926 - April 9, 1927), A Night in Paris - Music (July 26, 1926 - October 30, 1926), The Merry World - Music (June 8, 1926 - August 21, 1926), A Night in Paris - Music (January 5, 1926 - July 10, 1926), Mayflowers - Music (November 24, 1925 - January 30, 1926), Gay Paree [1925] - Music (August 18, 1925 - January 30, 1926), June Days - Music (August 6, 1925 - October 17, 1925), Artists and Models [1925] - Music (June 24, 1925 - May 7, 1926), Sally, Irene and Mary - Music (March 23, 1925 - April 4, 1925), Artists and Models [1924] - Music (October 15, 1924 - May 23, 1925), Innocent Eyes - Music (May 20, 1924 - August 30, 1924), Sally, Irene and Mary - Music (September 4, 1922 - June 2, 1923), Spice of 1922 - Music (July 6, 1922 - September 9, 1922), Dew d_rop Inn - Music (May 17, 1923 - August 25, 1923)

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