Charles Wolcott

Charles Wolcott (September 29, 1906 in Flint, United States – January 26, 1987 in Haifa, Israel) was a music composer who served as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Baháʼí Faith, between 1963 and 1987.

Wolcott was born in Flint, Michigan, USA. He moved to Hollywood sometime between 1935 and 1937 and soon began working at Walt Disney Studios writing music for cartoon shorts, then feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film) and Bambi. By 1944, he had become General Musical Director at Disney Studios. In 1950, he transferred to MGM Studios as Associate General Musical Director, and in 1958 became General Musical Director.

Wolcott had US hit singles in 1944: "Tico-Tico", and 1960: "Ruby Duby Du".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 29th, 1906 (Flint), Died January 26th, 1987 (Haifa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-065901 10-in. 5/23/1941 The reluctant dragon Maury Cross ; George Gingell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wolcott, Charles," accessed August 3, 2021,

Wolcott, Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from

"Wolcott, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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