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GORDON SCOTT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Gordon Scott was born one of nine children, on August 3rd, 1926 in Portland, Oregon with the birth name Gordon Merrill Werschkul.  His parents, Stanley and Alice Werschkul raised their family in Oregon. 
 
Scott developed an interest in body building and after high school, he enrolled at the University of Oregon and was majoring in Physical Education, however after only one term he was drafted into the Army in 1944 and first worked as a drill instructor and later as a military policeman.  Once he was discharged from the military he continued to work a variety of jobs such as a fireman and farm machinery salesman.
 
In 1953, when he was working as a lifeguard in Las Vegas, he was spotted by two talent scouts who were so impressed with his physical appearance they introduced him to Sol Lesser, who was searching for someone to play the new Tarzan.  Scott with no acting experience was asked if he would be willing to test for the part.  Not only was he cast as the New Tarzan, Scott was given a seven year contract and some of the earlier Tarzan appearances were in, "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" (1959) and "Tarzan the Magnificent" (1960). 
 
When Scott ended portraying the character Tarzan, he relocated to Italy and became quite popular in Europe appearing in, "sword and sandal" epics.  One of his last appearances was in 1965 in, "The Tramplers" followed by, "Danger!! Death Ray" (1967) and "Top Secret" (1967).  Scott then retired from the industry and spent the rest of his life as a guest speaker at a number of film conventions.        
 
Some say he married three times, however it is only documented that he married only one time to Vera Miles in 1956 and after having one child his marriage came to an end in 1960.  He never married again and on April 30th, 2007 he passed away in Baltimore, Maryland after suffering from complications from heart surgery.  


Filmography

1967 Top Secret
1967 Danger!! Death Ray
1965 The Tramplers
1965 Hercules and the Princess of Troy 
1965 Buffalo Bill 
1964 Hero of Rome
1964 Coriolano: eroe senza patria
1963 Conquest of Mycene
1963 The Lion of St. Mark
1963 Goliath and the Rebel Slave 
1963 L'eroe di Babilonia 
1963 The Shortest Day 
1963 Zorro e i tre moschettieri 
1962 Una regina per Cesare 
1962 Gladiator of Rome 
1962 Kerim, Son of the Sheik 
1961 Duel of the Titans 
1961 Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan 
1961 Goliath and the Vampires
1960 Tarzan the Magnificent 
1959 Tarzan's Greatest Adventure 
1958 Tarzan's Fight for Life 
1958 Tarzan and the Trappers
1957 The Bob Cummings Show 
1957 Tarzan and the Lost Safari 
1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle





Matinee Classics - Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World starring Gordon Scott, Yoko Tani,  Hélène Chanel, Dante DiPaolo, Gabriele Antonini, Leonardo Severini, Valery Inkijinoff, Franco Ressel and Ely Yeh
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the Lost Safari starring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John, Wilfrid Hyde White, George Coulouris, Peter Arne and Orlando Martins
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the Lost Safari starring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John, Wilfrid Hyde White, George Coulouris, Peter Arne and Orlando Martins
Matinee Classics - Tarzan and the Trappers starring Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorensen, Lesley Bradley, Maurice Marsac, Bruce Lester, Naaman Brown, Paul Thompson, Carl Christian, Saul Gorse, William Keene and Scatman Crothers
Matinee Classics - Tarzan the Magnificent starring Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John, John Carradine, Lionel Jeffries and Alexandra Stewart
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Fight for Life starring Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorenson, Jil Jarmyn, James Edwards, Carl Benton Reid, Harry Lauter and Woody Strode
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Fight for Life starring Gordon Scott, Eve Brent, Rickie Sorenson, Jil Jarmyn, James Edwards, Carl Benton Reid, Harry Lauter and Woody Strode
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Greatest Adventure starring Gordon Scott, Anthony Quayle, Sara Shane, Niall Macginnis and Sean Connery
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Hidden Jungle starring Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck, Jack Elam, Charles E. Fredericks and Richard Reeves


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