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Jimmy Scott (I) (1925–2014)

Often called "Little Jimmy Scott", he was one of ten siblings born to Arthur and Justine Scott. All ten sang in church with their musician mother. Both Jimmy and his brother Kenny suddenly stopped growing while in their early teens. It was later discovered that they both suffered from a rare and inherited condition known as Kallmann's Syndrome ... See full bio »

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(age 88) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Known For

Carol
Carol Soundtrack
(2015)
Fences
Fences Soundtrack
(2016)
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 2016 Fences (performer: "Day By Day")
 2016 I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott (Documentary) (music: "The Blues") / (performer: "The Nearness of You", "How Deep Is the Ocean?", "Never Let Me Go", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "(Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child")
 2015 Carol (performer: "Something From A Fool")
 2010 Passion Play ("Just For A Thrill", "When Did You Leave Heaven")
 2009 My Sister's Keeper (performer: "Heaven")
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie) (performer: "If I Ever Lost You")
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (2004) ... (as Little Jimmy Scott, "Everybody's Somebody's Fool") / (performer: "My Mother's Eyes", "Embraceable You", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "Day by Day", "Home" - as Little Jimmy Scott) / (performer: "They Say It's Wonderful", "All the Way")
 2003 I Love Your Work (performer: "Be My Sunshine") / (writer: "Be My Sunshine")
 2002 Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew (Documentary) (as Little Jimmy Scott, "Everybody's Somebody's Fool") / (performer: "My Mother's Eyes", "Embraceable You", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "Day by Day", "Home" - as Little Jimmy Scott) / (performer: "They Say It's Wonderful", "All the Way")
 2001 Chelsea Walls (performer: "Jealous Guy" (1971))
 1998 Scotch and Milk (performer: "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child")
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- M.E., Myself and I (1996) ... (performer: "There's No Disappointment in Heaven")
 1996 Albino Alligator (performer: "Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)")
 1994 Viper (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Past Tense (1994) ... (performer: "Where or When")
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (as Little Jimmy Scott, "Sycamore Trees")
 1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... (performer: "Sycamore Trees" - as The Legendary Jimmy Scott)
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Alternate Names:

James V. Scott | Little Jimmy Scott
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Personal Quote:

The songwriters today, they don't take time to study what they're writing. When they put a song together, they don't really tell a story....A song should express something to benefit people.

Trivia:

He received the 2007 National Endowment Jazz Master award. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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