Subject: ARCHIVE: January 1, 1973 ~Musician/songwriter Walter E. Rollins, who wrote the Holiday classics "Here Comes Peter Cottontail", and "Frosty the Snowman", as well as co-wrote many country songs for artists such as Gene Autry, Hank Snow, George Jones and Eddy Arnold, dies at 67. ...
[ Walter E. Rollins ]
(September 15, 1906 – January 1, 1973)
American musician of Keyser, West Virginia. Along with Steve Nelson, he co-wrote "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," used in the Easter special of the same name, in 1949, and "Frosty the Snowman" in 1950. Jack Rollins also wrote "Smokey the Bear" for the public-service mascot Smokey Bear, and co-wrote many country songs for artists such as Gene Autry, Hank Snow, George Jones and Eddy Arnold.