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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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


  1. Charles Wolcott; Musician, Baha'i Leader, by Burt A Folkart, Los Angeles Times, January 29, 1987
  2. Bahai woman in elite group dedicating gardens in Israel by Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News. May 22, 2001
  3. The Creative Circle: Art Literature and Music in Baha'I Perspective By Michael Boynton Fitzgerald, Michael Fitzgerald, Published 1989, Kalimat Press, ISBN 0-933770-68-5, pages x-xx (Foreword)

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