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George C. Scott ACTOR


George Campbell Scott was born October 18th, 1927 in Wise, Virginia. His parents were Henela Agnes and Georde D. Scott. He had a older sister. Just before his 8th birthday he lost his mother and his father raised him and his sister while working as an executive for Ex-Cello-Corp.

As a youngster, Scott had aspirations to be a writer and throughout his schooling years he would write short stories. As he entered his adult years he wanted to write and publish a novel but was never able to do so.
In 1945 he joined the United States Marine Corps and worked as a guard at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1949, Scott completed his military service and enrolled in college at the University of Missouri where he majored in journalism. It was during college that he gained an interest in drama as well.
After only one year at the University, he dropped out to pursue a career in acting. He began with stage work. He first got notice from his work at the New York Shakespeare Festival. For his performance on, "Children of Darkness" (1958) he won an Obie Award.
He went on to appear on Broadway in, "The Andersonville Trial" which earned him some public notice.  Not only was he becoming a great and well known actor he was also involved in directing various stage productions.  In 1968 he worked on Neil Simmons, "Plaza Suite" which was a collection of 3 one-act plays.  This was very successful and ran for a total of 1097 performances where Scott also played the lead role in all three acts.
His film career was also booming with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a prosecutor in "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959). 

In addition to his stage career, he also had quite a successful television career appearing on various series such as, "The Virginian", "The Eleventh Hour" and the drama, "East Side, West Side" (1963) in which he received top billing.

The 70's did not put a damper on his acting career with another well known role in "Patton" (1970) where he portrayed George S. Patton and turned down an Oscar Award for his performance.

As he continued to work as an actor, he began to focus more on his initial love for the stage.  Some of his later stage work was, "Uncle Vanya" (1973), "Death of a Salesman" (1975) and "Sly Fox" (1976).  He also continued to direct Broadway plays such as, "All God's Chillun Got Wings" (1975) and "Design for Living" (1985).

Throughout his career, he had a dislike for the Academy and was not afraid to voice his opinion.  He was often honored for Awards, but continued to turn them down.  Again for playing a alcoholic doctor in the black comedy, "The Hospital" he was nominated but turned it down.  He did however, agree to accept an Emmy Award for his role on "Hallmark Hall of Fame".  It is said his reasoning for accepting an Emmy but not an Academy was because Emmys were chosen by panel experts where as Academy Award Winners were picked by the entire Academy membership.

Scott continued to excel with another role on a television movie as a lawyer defending Ryan White from discrimination in, "The Ryan White Story" (1989).  he also did voice over work such as the villain in the Disney Film, "The Rescuers Down Under".

George Scott was s known in the industry to be very talented but also not liked by many of his fellow actors.  It was said he was very moody and unapproachable while on set.  While he had a very successful career, possibly due to his  personality, his personal life was a little more unstable.

Scott married a total of five times, first to Carolyn Hughes in 1951 to 1955 and together they had one daughter.  He then married Patricia Reed directly after divorcing Hughes in 1955 to 1960 and they had two more children together.  After that marriage ended he proceeded to marry again to, Colleen Dewhurst from 1960 to 1965 and again had another two children.   The couple actually tried to re kindle their relationship getting married for a second time in 1967 but ending in divorce in 1972.  His final marriage was to fellow actress, Trish Van Devore on September 4th, 1972 and they remained together until George Scott passed away on September 22nd, 1999 only one month before he were to turn 72.  The cause of death was a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. His remains were interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

1999  Inherit the Wind
1999  Rocky Marciano
1999  Gloria
1997  12 Angry Men
1997  The Searchers
1997  Country Justice
1996  Titanic
1995  New York News 
1995  Angus
1995  Tyson
1995  The Whipping Boy
1994  In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice
1994  Traps
1993  Malice
1993  Curacao 
1991  Finding the Way Home
1991  Brute Force
1990  Descending Angel
1990  The Rescuers Down Under 
1990  Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
1990  The Exorcist III 
1989  The Ryan White Story
1987-1988 Mr. President 
1987  Pals 
1986  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
1986  The Last Days of Patton
1986  Choices
1985  Mussolini: The Untold Story
1984  A Christmas Carol
1984  Firestarter
1983  China Rose
1982  I Oliver Twist
1981  Taps
1959-1981 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1980  The Formula
1980  The Changeling
1979  Hardcore
1978  Movie Movie
1977  Crossed Swords 
1977  Islands in the Stream
1975  The Hindenburg
1975  Fear on Trial
1974  The Savage Is Loose 
1974  Bank Shot
1973  The Day of the Dolphin
1973  Oklahoma Crude
1972  Rage
1972  The New Centurions
1971  The Hospital
1971  The Last Run 
1971  They Might Be Giants
1971  ITV Saturday Night Theatre
1970  Jane Eyre
1970  Patton
1969  Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall
1969  This Savage Land
1968  Petulia
1967  The Flim-Flam Man
1967  The Crucible
1966  Not with My Wife, You Don't!
1966  The Bible: In the Beginning 
1966  The Road West
1965  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1965  The Red Skelton Hour
1964  The Yellow Rolls-Royce
1963-1964 East Side/West Side
1964  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1963  The List of Adrian Messenger
1962  The Eleventh Hour
1962  The Virginian
1962  Naked City
1961  Golden Showcase
1961  The Power and the Glory
1961  Ben Casey
1961  The Hustler 
1960  Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
1960  Play of the Week
1960  Don Juan in Hell
1959  Playhouse 90
1959  Sunday Showcase
1959  Anatomy of a Murder
1959  The United States Steel Hour
1959  The Hanging Tree 
1958  Kraft Theatre
1958  The Outcasts of Poker Flat
1958  The DuPont Show of the Month
1958  Omnibus 

Matinee Classics - Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones
Matinee Classics - Anatomy of a Murder starring James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton, Brooks West, Ken Lynch, John Qualen, Howard McNear, Emily Eby, Alexander Campbell, Joseph N. Welch and Duke Ellington

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