Vincent Scotto started his career in Marseille in 1906 and later moved to Paris. Over the course of a lifetime, he wrote 4,000 songs as well as sixty operettas. He was friends with Marcel Pagnol and wrote music for his films. Overtime, he wrote music for about fifty films in the 1940s and 1950s, and sometimes appeared in them as an actor.
In 1973, a biographical TV film was broadcast, La Vie rêvée de Vincent Scotto.