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J. Fred Coots (1897–1985)

J. Fred Coots was born on May 2, 1897 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Frederick Coots. He died on April 8, 1985 in New York City, New York. See full bio »

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 2013 The Best Man Holiday (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finals Results (2012) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2012 The Master (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2011 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nadal (2011) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2011 Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Season to Be Jolly (2011) ... (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Extraordinary Merry Christmas (2011) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2011 Arthur Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (writer: "Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town")
 2010 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Amazing Race Birthday Party 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Perform (2010) ... (writer: "For All We Know")
 2009 The National Christmas Tree Lighting (TV Special) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video) (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2009 Nativity! (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- WASP (2009) ... (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2008 The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bible Games 2 (2008) ... ("The Angry Video Game Nerd is Here", uncredited)
 2008 Four Christmases (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2007 The Perfect Holiday (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2007 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2007 Fred Claus (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dance with the Dead (2006) ... (music: "For All We Know")
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Luxury Lounge (2006) ... (writer: "You Go to My Head")
 2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (music: "For All We Know" - as Fred J Coots)
 2005 The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Race to the Moon (2005) ... (music: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2005 Roll Bounce (writer: "For All We Know")
 2005 The Great Raid (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years (writer: "For All We Know")
 2004 Surviving Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 2004 The Polar Express (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town")
 2004 The Terminal (writer: "For All We Know" - as Fred Coots)
 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (1934) - as Fred Coots)
 2003 Elf (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (1934))
 2002 Ed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Makeovers (2002) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 2002 The Santa Clause 2 (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 2002 Road to Perdition (music: "Whose Honey Are You?" (1935) - as Fred J. Coots)
 2001 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ovary Action (2001) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 2000/I The Visit (writer: "For All We Know")
 1999 La bûche (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/Jingle Bells Medley")
 1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (Video) (lyrics: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town") / (music: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1999 Mystery, Alaska (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1999 Mal (writer: "Love Letters in the Sand")
 1998 The Practice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- State of Mind (1998) ... ("Santa Claus is Comin' To Town", uncredited)
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1998 Simon Birch (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1998 Celebrity (music: "For All We Know" (1934))
 1998 Chance or Coincidence (writer: "For All We Know")
 1997 A Gala Christmas in Vienna (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (music: "You Go to My Head")
 1997 Fools Rush In (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1996 The Christmas Party (music: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1995 Sabrina ("For All We Know")
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (writer: "For All We Know")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (music: "For All We Know" (1934) - uncredited)
 1995 Forget Paris (writer: "For All We Know")
 1995 Georgia ("WHOSE HONEY ARE YOU?")
 1994 Mixed Nuts (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1994 The Santa Clause (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (writer: "YOU GO TO MY HEAD")
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1993 Swing Kids (writer: "YOU GO TO MY HEAD")
 1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" - uncredited)
 1992 Kærlighedens smerte (writer: "You Go to My Head")
 1991 Solitaire (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 1991 The Prince of Tides (writer: "For All We Know" - as J. Alfred Coots)
 1991 For the Boys (music: "For All We Know")
 1990 Christmas at Home (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1990 Home Alone (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1990 Avalon (music: "You Go to My Head")
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (writer: "For All We Know")
 1989 Roger & Me (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1988 Scrooged (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town")
 1987 Laguna Heat (TV Movie) (writer: "You Go To My Head")
 1987 He's My Girl (writer: "Copper Colored Gal" - as F. Coots)
 1986 Lola (music: "You Go To My Head")
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Twas the Episode Before Christmas (1985) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele (1985) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town")
 1984 The Cotton Club (music: "Copper Colored Gal")
 1983 A Christmas Story (music: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1983 Deal of the Century (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town")
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther (music: "You Go To My Head")
 1981 Arthur (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1980) (music - 1 episode, 1972)
- Death Takes a Holiday (1980) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" - uncredited)
- Dear Dad (1972) ... (music: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 1978 F.I.S.T (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Better Think Twice (1978) ... (music: "Better Think Twice" - uncredited)
 1974 The Perry Como Christmas Show (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1972 Flip (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1972) ... (writer: "For All We Know")
 1972 The Godfather (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (1934))
 1970 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (TV Movie) (music: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town")
 1969 An Old-Time Country Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1967 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (writer: "Keep a Song in Your Heart" - uncredited)
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1964) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... ("Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" (partial), uncredited)
 1960 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Piano for the Fraternity (1960) ... (writer: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town")
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- The Missing Queen (1960) ... (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
- Target of Hate (1960) ... (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 December 1959 (1959) ... (music: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - uncredited)
 1959 Iskelmäketju (writer: "You go to my head")
 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (1959) ... (music: "Love Letters in the Sand")
 1958 Onionhead (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1957 Bernardine (music: "Love Letters in the Sand")
 1955 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1955 (1955) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1955 Battle Cry (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1953 The Liberace Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Show (1953) ... (writer: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town")
 1953 A Peck o' Trouble (Short) (music: "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" - uncredited)
 1952 Belles on Their Toes (music: "Doin' the Raccoon")
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1949 Battleground (writer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" - uncredited)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street (music: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (1934) - uncredited)
 1947 That Way with Women (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1946 The Big Sleep (writer: "You Go to My Head")
 1946 Quentin Quail (Short) (music: "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos")
 1945 She Gets Her Man (writer: "For All We Know" - uncredited)
 1944 Laura (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1944 Time Flies (writer: "Congo Conga" - uncredited)
 1940 Castle on the Hudson (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1939 Scalp Trouble (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head")
 1939 Naughty But Mice (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head" (1938) - uncredited)
 1939 Dave Apollon and His Club Casanova Orchestra (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1939 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "Let's Stop the Clock")
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter (music: "You Go to My Head" (1938) - uncredited)
 1939 Hamateur Night (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1938 Merle Kendrick and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1938 Count Me Out (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1938 The Daffy Doc (Short) (music: "You Go to My Head" - uncredited)
 1938 Brother Rat (music: "You Go to My Head" (1938) - uncredited)
 1938 Den stora kärleken (writer: "Why Do I Lie to Myself About You?" - uncredited)
 1938 Porky at the Crocadero (Short) (music: "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" - uncredited)
 1937 The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos (Short) (music: "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Porky's Building (Short) (music: "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" - uncredited)
 1937 Swing for Sale (Short) (music: "The Weddin' of Mister and Missus Swing" - uncredited)
 1937 Hi De Ho (Short) (music: "Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man" (1936), "Frisco Flo" (1936) - uncredited)
 1937 Kick Me Again (Short) (music: "My Middle Name Is Love" - uncredited)
 1936 Sons o' Guns (music: "Over Here" - uncredited)
 1936 Alpine Antics (Short) (music: "We Agree Perfectly" - uncredited)
 1936 College Dads (Short) (music: "Campus Moon" - uncredited)
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet (music: "We Agree Perfectly" - uncredited)
 1935 The Love Department (Short) (music: "Doin' the Raccoon" - uncredited)
 1935 Tickets, Please (Short) (music: "Doin' the Raccoon" - uncredited)
 1934/I Vaudeville (Short) (music: "I Want to Ring Bells" - uncredited)
 1933 Convention City (music: "A Precious Little Thing Called Love" - uncredited)
 1933 Tugboat Annie (writer: "Two Tickets To Georgia" - uncredited)
 1932 The Yacht Party (Short) (music: "Gosh Darn!" - uncredited)
 1931 The Smart Set-Up (Short) (music: "Red-Headed Baby" - uncredited)
 1931 Red-Headed Baby (Short) (music: "Red-Headed Baby" - uncredited)
 1931 The High School Hoofer (Short) (music: "Mary (I'm in Love with You)" - uncredited)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (writer: "I'll Be There" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 Applause (writer: "Doin' the Raccoon" - uncredited)
 1929 Illusion (lyrics: "Levee Love", "Revolutionary Rhythm") / (music: "Levee Love", "Revolutionary Rhythm")
 1929 Headin' South (Short) (music: "Doin' the Raccoon" - uncredited)
 1929 Radio Rhythm (Short) (music: "You're Just Another Memory")
 1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl (music: "Doin' the Raccoon" - uncredited)
 1929 The Roof Garden Revue (Short) (writer: "It Was the Dawn of Love" - uncredited)
 1929 Why Be Good? (writer: "I'm Thirsty for Kisses")
 1928 The Shopworn Angel (music: "A Precious Little Thing Called Love")
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[Posthumous production] Marlene (1999). Musical. See more »
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

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