Benjamin Sherman Crothers, known professionally as Scatman Crothers, was an American actor and musician. He played Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man and Dick Hallorann in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, he was a prolific voiceover actor who provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the Harlem Globetrotters animated TV series, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers and The Transformers: The Movie, the title character in Hong Kong Phooey, Scat Cat in the animated Disney film The Aristocats. Crothers was born in Terre Haute and began his musical career as a teenager, he was self-educated on guitar and drums. He was in a band. During the 1930s, he formed a band, spent eight years living in Akron and performed five days week on a radio show in Dayton; the station manager thought he needed a catchier name, so Crothers suggested "Scatman" for his scat singing. He married Helen, a native of Steubenville, in 1937. In the 1940s, the couple moved to California, he performed in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Capitol released several of his singles: "I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird", "Blue-eyed Sally", "Television Blues". High Fidelity Records released his album Roll with Scatman Crothers, he went on USO tours with Bob Hope. He performed with bandleader Slim Gaillard. According to the jacket notes of the Let Freedom Sing CD set, Crothers was part of the music group The Ramparts, who sang "The Death of Emmett Till", a song by A. C. Bilbrew. Crothers made his debut in the movie at the Fair, he had roles in the film musicals Hello Dolly! and The Great White Hope before providing the voice of "Scat Cat" in the animated film The Aristocats. He appeared in four films with Jack Nicholson: The King of Marvin Gardens, The Fortune, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, he had the part of a fable-telling convict in the animated film Coonskin, a train porter in Silver Streak, a liveryman in The Shootist, a ringmaster in Bronco Billy, a baseball coach in Zapped!, an angel in Two of a Kind and a magician in Twilight Zone: The Movie.
He became the first black person to appear in a Los Angeles television show when he joined Dixie Showboat. After The Aristocats in the 1970s, he found voice acting jobs as Meadowlark Lemon in the Harlem Globetrotters cartoon series and as the title character in Hong Kong Phooey. For four years he played the role of Louie the garbage man on the Man, he had a part in the television series Roots. During his appearance on Sanford and Son he joined Redd Foxx for two musical numbers. One was a version of the standard "All of Me". In 1966, Hanna-Barbera aired an animated special called The New Alice in Wonderland, an updated version of the Lewis Carroll story featuring Sammy Davis Jr. as a cool Cheshire cat. The special was followed by an audio adaptation for HB Records, but since Davis was signed to Reprise, Crothers provided the cat's voice for the album. Crothers had guest roles on Dragnet in 1967, Bewitched and McMillan & Wife in 1971, Adam-12 in 1972, Kojak and Ironside in 1973, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Sanford and Son in 1974, Starsky and Hutch in 1977, Charlie's Angels and The Love Boat in 1978, Magnum, P.
I. in 1980, Taxi in 1983. In 1980, he was on two episodes of Laverne & Shirley as a porter. In the 1980s, he provided the voice of the Autobot Jazz on the television series The Transformers, he starred in three short-lived 1980s television series: One of the Boys and Morningstar/Eveningstar. On November 22, 1986, Crothers died at the age of 76 in Van Nuys, after struggling for four years with lung cancer, he is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. Best Supporting Actor, Academy of Science Fiction and Horror, for The Shining Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1981 NAACP Image Award Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, 1987 Scatman Crothers on IMDb Scatman Crothers at Find a Grave
Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez Orantes is a Panamanian football who plays as a left back for Costa del Este. He graduated in Colegio Pureza de María. Carlos Rodríguez began his career with Chepo making his debut in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol during the 2007 season. In 2008 the promising fullback was sent on loan to Uruguay's Defensor Sporting and appeared in 3 league matches for the Montevideo club. Upon returning to Chepo he established himself as a first team regular and had his best season in 2010/11 in which he made 29 appearances and scored 3 goals; as a result of his play with Chepo he was signed by one of Panama's top club Tauro at the conclusion of the season. Rodríguez played for Tauro during the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League and drew the interest of fellow participant FC Dallas. On January 20, 2012 it was announced. Rodríguez was released by Dallas on November 19, 2012. After a season at Chepo, he returned to Tauro in January 2014, only to move abroad again in summer 2014 to play for Colombian side Fortaleza.
In July 2015 he joined San Francisco. He left the club at the end of 2017, he was part of the Panama U-20 squad. Rodríguez made 3 appearances for Panama's Under-23 squad during qualifying for the 2008 Olympics. In 2011, he made his debut with Panama's full national team in an August friendly match against Bolivia, he appeared in two friendlies, earning caps against Paraguay on Sept. 2 and Costa Rica on Nov. 11. He has, as of 1 August 2015, earned a total of 26 caps, scoring 1 goal and represented his country at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first. Profile at Tenfield Digital Carlos Gabriel Rodríguez at Soccerway Carlos Rodríguez at National-Football-Teams.com
Richard Mansfield Bilby was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Born on May 29, 1931, in Tucson, Bilby served in the United States Army as a Corporal from 1952 to 1954, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor in 1958 from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a law clerk for Judge Richard Harvey Chambers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1958 to 1959, he was in private practice in Tucson from 1959 to 1979. Bilby was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on June 5, 1979, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated by Judge William C. Frey, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1979, received his commission on September 26, 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1984 to 1990, he assumed senior status on May 29, 1996. His service terminated on August 1998, due to his death. While a judge, Bilby was most known for having presided over the 1992 case against Charles Keating.
Bilby was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to a seat being vacated by Judge Richard Harvey Chambers, by President Gerald Ford on August 3, 1976. However, the Senate never voted on his nomination and it expired with the end of the Congressional session. A lifelong resident of Tucson, Bilby died on August 11, 1998 while walking his dog near his summer home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Bilby was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Thomas Bilby, two daughters from a previous marriage that ended in divorce. Bilby's brother, Kenneth W. Bilby, was an executive vice president at RCA for many years. Gerald Ford judicial appointment controversies Richard Mansfield Bilby at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center