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John Scott Trotter (1908–1975)

John Scott Trotter was born on June 14, 1908 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969), Abie's Irish Rose (1946) and Pennies from Heaven (1936). He died on October 29, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

A Boy Named Charlie Brown Music Department
Abie's Irish Rose Music Department
Pennies from Heaven Music Department
Doctor Rhythm Music Department


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 1975 You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1975 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1974 It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1974 It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1973 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 1973 There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 Play It Again, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (conductor) / (music arranger) / (songs: music by)
 1969 It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1968 The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1968 He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1967 You're in Love, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1966 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV Special short) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1964 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (musical director)
  The George Gobel Show (TV Series) (composer - 34 episodes, 1954 - 1958) (musical director - 1 episode, 1957)
- Episode #4.12 (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #4.6 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #4.3 (1957) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.1 (1957) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.1 (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (additional arrangements)
 1955 And Here's the Show (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 July 1955 (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
 1954 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Special) (conductor)
 1947 A Bout with a Trout (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose (musical director)
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye (conductor: songs) / (music arranger: songs)
 1940 Rhythm on the River (conductor: songs) / (music arranger: songs)
 1939 East Side of Heaven (orchestrator)
 1938 Doctor Rhythm (orchestrator)
 1936 Pennies from Heaven (music arranger)
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Alternate Names:

John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra | Johnny Trotter

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Musical director for NBC Radio's "Kraft Music Hall" (1937-1946).


Using a trombone to enunciate teacher's voice in the Charlie Brown specials.


Uncle John

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