John Frederick Coots

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Birthday
2, 1897
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 8, 1985 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1897
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 8, 1985 (87)

About

Best known for writing Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and composing the music for For All We Know. He wrote more than 700 songs.

Before Fame

He started out as a pianist and stock boy in a music shop.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City where his mother taught him how to play the piano.

Associated With

He collaborated on the song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town with Haven Gillespie.