George C. Scott ACTOR
GEORGE C. SCOTT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
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
1997 12 Angry Men
1997 The Searchers
1997 Country Justice
1995 New York News
1995 The Whipping Boy
1994 In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice
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
1986 The Murders in the Rue Morgue
1986 The Last Days of Patton
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story
1984 A Christmas Carol
1983 China Rose
1982 I Oliver Twist
1959-1981 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1980 The Formula
1980 The Changeling
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 The New Centurions
1971 The Hospital
1971 The Last Run
1971 They Might Be Giants
1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre
1970 Jane Eyre
1969 Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall
1969 This Savage Land
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