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Zachary Scott ACTOR

Zackary Scott was born on February 21st, 1914 in Austin, Texas with the birth name Zachary Thomson Scott Jr.  His father was a surgeon and he had goals of following in his fathers footsteps.  After completing high school he attended the University of Texas with the intention of going to medical school, but got involved in the theater department and realized his love for acting.  He dropped out of college and found work as a cabin boy which headed for England.  In England he founds a job in provincial repertory.
When he completed his assignment he went back to Texas and got a job at a local theater in Austin.  From there he got work at the New York's Theatre Guild and began finding work on Broadway.  During one of his performances he was spotted by Jack L. Warner who signed him to a film contract at cast him in the film, "The Mask of Demitrios" (1944).  This film role followed with him being cast in, "Mildred Pierce" (1945).  After working on the film "The Southerner" (1945) he came to the realization the Warner Brothers was not using him to his full potential.  
After he was injured in a rafting accident he went into depression and was never able to fully reach his potential as an actor.  He did continue to work on television, stage and a couple movies, but never gained the level of stardom he longed for.  Then in 1965, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to undergo surgery which he did not survive through.  Sadly on October 3rd 1965 he passed away in Austin, Texas.    

Scott married twice, first to Elaine Anderson whom he performed with a number of times.  The couple were married on February 21st, 1935 and remained together having one child until December, 1950.  His second marriage was to Ruth Ford in 1952 and they also had one child before he passed away.
Zachary Scott is interred at Austin Memorial Park in Austin, Texas.  Along with being an actor, Scott was highly involved in charity work to help the poor and aided American troops.  He also enjoyed cooking, gardening, horse riding and collecting antiques.  Zachary Scott was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a street in the old airport, Mueller Redevelopment in Austin was named in his honor.    


1965 The Rogues
1963 The Doctors and the Nurses 
1962 It'$ Only Money 
1962 The DuPont Show of the Week
1962 The Defenders
1962 The New Breed
1962 The Expendables 
1961 Rawhide
1961 Jane Eyre 
1960 The DuPont Show of the Month
1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960 Natchez Trace 
1960 Diagnosis: Unknown 
1960 The Chevy Mystery Show
1960 The Young One 
1958 Pursuit
1957 Violent Stranger
1957 The Counterfeit Plan 
1950-1956 Lux Video Theatre
1956 Bandido 
1956 Flight Into Danger
1956 General Electric Summer Originals
1956 Celebrity Playhouse
1955-1956 The Star and the Story
1956 Flame of the Islands 
1955 Science Fiction Theatre
1950-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents
1955 Shotgun 
1955 G.E. True Theater 
1955 Climax!
1955 Treasure of Ruby Hills 
1954 The United States Steel Hour  
1954 Your Show of Shows
1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage 
1954 The Motorola Television Hour
1954 Schlitz Playhouse
1954 Omnibus
1953 Suspense 
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953 Appointment in Honduras 
1953 Medallion Theatre
1953 Studio One in Hollywood
1952 Dead on Course 
1951 Tales of Tomorrow
1951 Let's Make It Legal
1951 Stronghold
1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre
1950 Pretty Baby 
1950 Born to Be Bad
1950 Colt .45
1950 Shadow on the Wall 
1950 Guilty Bystander 
1949 One Last Fling 
1949 Flamingo Road 
1949 South of St. Louis 
1949 Flaxy Martin 
1948 Whiplash 
1948 Ruthless
1947 Cass Timberlane 
1947 The Unfaithful 
1947 Stallion Road 
1946 Her Kind of Man 
1945 Danger Signal 
1945 Mildred Pierce 
1945 The Southerner 
1944 The Mask of Dimitrios   

Matinee Classics - The Star and the Story - The Point of Honor starring Zachary Scott and Beverly Garland

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