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George C

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 18, 1927
Died onSeptember 22, 1999
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Actor, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors
SpousesCarolyn Hughes (m. 1951–1955), Colleen Dewhurst (m. 1967–1972), Patricia Reed (m. 1955–1960), Trish Van Devere (m. 1972–1999)
Known asGeorge Campbell Scott
Childrens Campbell Scott
Universities
  • Redford High School
  • University of Missouri
Birth PlaceWise, Virginia, U.S
GenderMale
FatherGeorge Dewey Scott (1902–1988)
MotherHelena Agnes (née Slemp; 1904–1935)
Sun SignLibra
Born inWise, Virginia, U.S
Famous asAmerican film actor
Died at Age71

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Who is George C. Scott?

George C. Scott, the star theater and screen actor, dazzled audiences with his challenging roles, which earned him widespread recognition in the film fraternity and around the world. He is best-known for his role as General George S. Patton in ‘Patton’ and Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’. In his earlier days, he had to struggle to find the right roles - it was years later, he landed in his first lead role for the Shakespeare’s production of ‘Richard III’. His performance in this play garnered him a lifetime of notable roles on stage, television and films. His first film, ‘The Hanging Tree’ instantly earned him an Oscar nomination, but he refused to be associated with the Oscars because he believed that the competition it generated among fellow-actors demeaned the profession and prompted a sense of false prestige among people. Despite his temperamental and sometimes erratic behavior and stubborn views about awards, his acting talent and the roles that he carefully chose, earned him many more nominations in a number of award ceremonies. His personal life was a tumultuous one, with four marriages and two scandalous relationships with Ava Gardner and Karen Truesdell.

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Childhood & Early Life

George Campbell Scott was born to Helena Agnes and George Dewey Scott, in Wise, Virginia. His mother passed away when he was eight and his father, who worked as an executive with Buick, raised him up.

He studied at Redford High School in Detroit. Inspired by his favorite author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, he dreamt of becoming a writer. To follow the same, he wrote a number of short stories and even attempted to write a novel.

From 1945 to 1949, he served in the US Marines, where he was assigned the job to teach radio speaking/writing and English literature at the Marine Corps Institute.

He studied journalism at the University of Missouri and graduated from there in 1953. It was around this time that he started to show interest in theater and drama. Around this time, he starred in ‘Richard III’ and ‘Children of Darkness’, both of which earned him critical acclaim.

Career

In 1958, he appeared as Jacques in an episode for ‘The DuPont Show of the Month’, a television anthology series.

In 1959, he made his debut in the film, ‘The Hanging Tree’ as George Grubb. His performance in the movie earned him an Oscar nomination. The same year, he starred in the film, ‘Anatomy of Murder’ opposite James Stewart.

In 1964, he starred in the critically-acclaimed, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ as General Buck Turgidson. The same year, he also starred as Paolo Maltese in ‘The Yellow Rolls-Royce’.

One of his most noteworthy performances was as General George Patton in the 1970 film, ‘Patton’. He captivated audiences with his indomitable screen presence and even won an Academy Award for his acting, but he refused the award. The same year, he also starred in ‘Jane Eyre’ as Edward Rochester, for which he was once again nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Through the 1970s, he starred in ‘The Hospital’, ‘Rage’, ‘The Day of Dolphin’ and ‘Bank Shot’. In 1971, he delivered a critically-acclaimed performance as ‘Sherlock Holmes’ in ‘They Might Be Giants’.

He then appeared on the CBS television adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, in which he was cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, in 1984.

Through the mid-80s and 90s, he appeared in a plethora of films including, ‘Mussolini: The Untold Story’, ‘The Last Days of Patton’, ‘Descending Angel’, ‘Tyson’, ‘Titanic’ and the award-winning ‘12 Angry Men’.

In 1999, he made an appearance in his final TV-movie, ‘Inherit the Wind’, where he played the role of William Jennings Bryan.

Major Works

He was cast as General George S. Patton in ‘Patton’, which released in 1970. The movie was one of his biggest hits of his career and won a total of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. With a total box-office collection of $61,749,765, Scott became highly recognized for his acting skills and despite refusing his Academy Award; he reprised his role as Patton in the sequel, ‘The Last Days of Patton’.

Scott played the role of ‘Ebenezer Scrooge’ in the 1984 TV-film, ‘A Christmas Carol’. This particular version is believed to have been the closest adaptation to the novella of the same title and he was praised tremendously for his acting abilities and his representation of the famous classic character, ‘Scrooge’.

Awards & Achievements

He won an Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’ for ‘Patton’ in 1970, but he did not accept the award.

He won a Genie Award for ‘Best Performance by a Foreign Actor’ for ‘The Changeling’, in 1980.

He won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor-Series, Miniseries or Television Film’ for ‘12 Angry Men’, in 1997.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married Carolyn Hughes in 1951 and divorced her four years later. They had one daughter together.

He then married Patricia Reed in 1955 and divorced her in 1960. He had two children with her - Mathew and Devon Scott. The year he divorced Reed, he married Colleen Dewhurst, with whom he had two more sons.

He divorced Colleen on February 2, 1972. His final marriage was to American actress, Trish Van Devere the same year, with whom he has also acted in a number of films.

He had an illegitimate daughter, Michelle with Karen Truesdell and was also involved in an affair with actress, Ava Gardner.

He suffered from frequent bouts of alcoholism and is believed to have been an extremely short-tempered man on the sets and even in his personal relationships.

He passed away of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and his remains were interred in Westwood, California.

Trivia

This famous American Actor of ‘Patton’ fame once served at Arlington National Cemetery as an honor guard for military funerals. This job depressed him, which got him into the habit of drinking too much alcohol.

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George C. Scott awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1971Best Actor in a Leading RolePatton (1970)

Golden Globe Awards

1998Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television12 Angry Men (1997)
1971Best Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaPatton (1970)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1998Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie12 Angry Men (1997)
1971Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)

George C. Scott biography timelines

  • // 18th Oct 1927
    George Campbell Scott was born to Helena Agnes and George Dewey Scott, in Wise, Virginia. His mother passed away when he was eight and his father, who worked as an executive with Buick, raised him up.
  • // 1945 To 1949
    From 1945 to 1949, he served in the US Marines, where he was assigned the job to teach radio speaking/writing and English literature at the Marine Corps Institute.
  • // 1951 To 1955
    He married Carolyn Hughes in 1951 and divorced her four years later. They had one daughter together.
  • // 1953
    He studied journalism at the University of Missouri and graduated from there in 1953. It was around this time that he started to show interest in theater and drama. Around this time, he starred in ‘Richard III’ and ‘Children of Darkness’, both of which earned him critical acclaim.
  • // 1955 To 1960
    He then married Patricia Reed in 1955 and divorced her in 1960. He had two children with her - Mathew and Devon Scott. The year he divorced Reed, he married Colleen Dewhurst, with whom he had two more sons.
  • // 1958
    In 1958, he appeared as Jacques in an episode for ‘The DuPont Show of the Month’, a television anthology series.
  • // 1959
    In 1959, he made his debut in the film, ‘The Hanging Tree’ as George Grubb. His performance in the movie earned him an Oscar nomination. The same year, he starred in the film, ‘Anatomy of Murder’ opposite James Stewart.
  • // 1960 To 1972
    He divorced Colleen on February 2, 1972. His final marriage was to American actress, Trish Van Devere the same year, with whom he has also acted in a number of films.
  • // 1964
    In 1964, he starred in the critically-acclaimed, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ as General Buck Turgidson. The same year, he also starred as Paolo Maltese in ‘The Yellow Rolls-Royce’.
  • // 1970
    One of his most noteworthy performances was as General George Patton in the 1970 film, ‘Patton’. He captivated audiences with his indomitable screen presence and even won an Academy Award for his acting, but he refused the award. The same year, he also starred in ‘Jane Eyre’ as Edward Rochester, for which he was once again nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
  • // 1970
    He was cast as General George S. Patton in ‘Patton’, which released in 1970. The movie was one of his biggest hits of his career and won a total of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. With a total box-office collection of $61,749,765, Scott became highly recognized for his acting skills and despite refusing his Academy Award; he reprised his role as Patton in the sequel, ‘The Last Days of Patton’.
  • // 1970
    He won an Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’ for ‘Patton’ in 1970, but he did not accept the award.
  • // 1971
    Through the 1970s, he starred in ‘The Hospital’, ‘Rage’, ‘The Day of Dolphin’ and ‘Bank Shot’. In 1971, he delivered a critically-acclaimed performance as ‘Sherlock Holmes’ in ‘They Might Be Giants’.
  • // 1980
    He won a Genie Award for ‘Best Performance by a Foreign Actor’ for ‘The Changeling’, in 1980.
  • // 1984
    He then appeared on the CBS television adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, in which he was cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, in 1984.
  • // 1984
    Scott played the role of ‘Ebenezer Scrooge’ in the 1984 TV-film, ‘A Christmas Carol’. This particular version is believed to have been the closest adaptation to the novella of the same title and he was praised tremendously for his acting abilities and his representation of the famous classic character, ‘Scrooge’.
  • // 1997
    He won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor-Series, Miniseries or Television Film’ for ‘12 Angry Men’, in 1997.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he made an appearance in his final TV-movie, ‘Inherit the Wind’, where he played the role of William Jennings Bryan.
  • // 22nd Sep 1999
    He passed away of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and his remains were interred in Westwood, California.

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  • What is George C. Scott birthday?

    George C. Scott was born at 1927-10-18

  • When was George C. Scott died?

    George C. Scott was died at 1999-09-22

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    George C. Scott was died in Westlake Village, California, U.S

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    George C. Scott was died at age 71

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    George C. Scott was born in Wise, Virginia, U.S

  • What is George C. Scott nationalities?

    George C. Scott's nationalities is American

  • Who is George C. Scott spouses?

    George C. Scott's spouses is Carolyn Hughes (m. 1951–1955), Colleen Dewhurst (m. 1967–1972), Patricia Reed (m. 1955–1960), Trish Van Devere (m. 1972–1999)

  • Who is George C. Scott childrens?

    George C. Scott's childrens is Campbell Scott

  • What was George C. Scott universities?

    George C. Scott studied at Redford High School, University of Missouri

  • Who is George C. Scott's father?

    George C. Scott's father is George Dewey Scott (1902–1988)

  • Who is George C. Scott's mother?

    George C. Scott's mother is Helena Agnes (née Slemp; 1904–1935)

  • What is George C. Scott's sun sign?

    George C. Scott is Libra

  • How famous is George C. Scott?

    George C. Scott is famouse as American film actor