George C. Scott

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Scott in June 1984

George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage, television, and movie actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, and also well known as his role of General George S. Patton in the movie Patton, and as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.

Early life[change | edit source]

Scott was born in Wise, Virginia on October 18, 1927 to Helena Agnes (née Slemp) and to George Dewey Scott. He was educated at Redford High School and in the University of Missouri.

Career[change | edit source]

Scott began his career in 1958 in the movie The Hanging Tree, and since then he has appeared in over 100 movie and more than 50 stage works, in movies he had appeared in; Jane Eyre, The Hospital, A Christmas Carol, Titanic (TV movie 1996), Movie Movie, The Formula, Patton, and in Dr. Strangelove. In a interview Scott said that his influences were James Cagney, Paul Muni, and Bette Davis.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Scott was married to Carolyn Hughes from 1951 until they divorced in 1955. Later he married Patricia Reed from 1955 until they divorced in 1960. Thirdly he married Colleen Dewhurst from 1960 until they divorced in 1965, then again they married from 1962 through 1972 after they divorced again. Lastly Scott married Trish Van Devere from 1972 until his death in 1999. He and Karen Truesdell had a daughter Michelle.

Death[change | edit source]

Scott died on September 22, 1999 from an abdominal aortic aneurysm in Westlake Village, California, he was 71 years old. His remains are buried next to actor Walter Matthau in a unmarked grave.[1]

Movies[change | edit source]

Scott in Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Scott in 1964
Scott with Geraldine Page in 1959
Scott in 1959
  • The Hanging Tree (1959)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • The Power and the Glory (1961) (TV)
  • The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  • The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
  • The Bible: In the Beginning (1966)
  • Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
  • The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
  • Petulia (1968)
  • Patton (1970)
  • Jane Eyre (1970)
  • They Might Be Giants (1971)
  • The Last Run (1971)
  • The Hospital (1971)
  • The New Centurions (1972)
  • Rage (1972)
  • Oklahoma Crude (1973)
  • The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
  • Bank Shot (1974)
  • The Hindenburg (1975)
  • Islands in the Stream (1977)
  • Crossed Swords (1977)
  • Movie Movie (1978)
  • Hardcore (1979)
  • The Changeling (1980)
  • The Formula (1980)
  • Taps (1981)
  • Oliver Twist (1982)
  • A Christmas Carol (1984)
  • Firestarter (1984)
  • Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV) (1985)
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue (TV) (1986)
  • The Last Days of Patton (TV) (1986)
  • Mr. President (TV series) (1987–1988)
  • The Ryan White Story (TV) (1989)
  • Descending Angel(1990)
  • The Exorcist III (1990)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (voice)
  • Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990) (voice)
  • Malice (1993)
  • Angus (1995)
  • The Whipping Boy (TV) (1995)
  • Tyson (TV) (1995)
  • Titanic (TV) (1996)
  • 12 Angry Men (1997 film)
  • Country Justice (TV) (1997)
  • Gloria (1999)
  • Rocky Marciano (1999)
  • Inherit the Wind (TV) (1999)

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