George C. Scott
Scott in The Hustler in 1961
George Campbell Scott

(1927-10-18)October 18, 1927
DiedSeptember 22, 1999(1999-09-22) (aged 71)
Alma materUniversity of Missouri (B.A., 1953)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, producer
Years active1958–1999
Carolyn Hughes

Patricia Reed

(m. 1960; div. 1965)

(m. 1967; div. 1972)

(m. 1972; "his death" is deprecated; use "died" instead. 1999)
Children7, including Devon and Campbell Scott
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service1945–1949
Rank Sergeant

George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 film A Christmas Carol.

He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Patton in 1970), having warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences months in advance that he would do so on philosophical grounds if he won. Scott believed that every dramatic performance was unique and could not be compared to others.

Early life

George Campbell Scott was born on October 18, 1927, in Wise, Virginia, the son of Helena Agnes (née Slemp; 1904–1935) and George Dewey Scott (1902–1988).[1] His mother died just before his eighth birthday, and he was raised by his father, an executive at Buick.

Scott's original ambition was to be a writer like his favorite author, F. Scott Fitzgerald; while attending Redford High School in Detroit, he wrote many short stories, none of which was ever published. As an adult, he tried on many occasions to write a novel, but was never able to complete one to his satisfaction.[2]

Scott joined the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1945 to 1949. He was assigned to 8th and I Barracks in Washington, DC, in which capacity he taught English literature and radio speaking/writing at the Marine Corps Institute. His primary duty, however, was as an honor guard for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. He later said his duties at Arlington led to his drinking.[3]

After his military service, Scott enrolled in the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism and then became interested in drama. His first public appearance on stage was as the barrister in a university production of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy, directed by H. Donovan Rhynsburger. During rehearsals for that show, he made his first stage appearance—in a student production of Noël Coward's Hands Across the Sea, directed by Jerry V. Tobias.

He graduated from the university in 1953 with degrees in English and theater.[4]

Broadway and film career

On stage as Richard III, 1958

Scott first rose to prominence for his work with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival.

In 1958, he won an Obie Award for his performances in Children of Darkness (in which he made the first of many appearances opposite his future wife, actress Colleen Dewhurst), for As You Like It (1958), and for playing the title character in William Shakespeare's Richard III (1957-58) (a performance one critic said was the "angriest" Richard III of all time).[5]

Scott's Broadway debut was in Comes a Day (1958) which had a short run.

Scott's television debut was in a 1958 adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities for the Dupont Show of the Month directed by Robert Mulligan. He also appeared in a televised version of The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1958) plus episodes of Kraft Theatre, and Omnibus.

Scott's feature film debut was in The Hanging Tree (1959) with Gary Cooper. He was in The United States Steel Hour.

Anatomy of a Murder and The Andersonville Trial

With Geraldine Page (1959) in a publicity still for People Kill People Sometimes

Scott won critical acclaim for his portrayal of the prosecutor in The Andersonville Trial by Saul Levitt directed by Jose Ferrer. This was based on the military trial of the commandant of the infamous Civil War prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia. It ran for 179 performances from December 1959 to June 1960.

His performance earned him a mention in Time.

Scott also received good reviews for The Wall (1960-61) which ran for 167 performances.

He guest starred on episodes of Sunday Showcase, Playhouse 90, Play of the Week (doing "Don Juan in Hell"), Hallmark Hall of Fame (doing Winterset) and Dow Hour of Great Mysteries.

The Hustler

Scott received superb notices for his performance in The Hustler (1961).

He returned to Broadway to direct General Seeger (1962) by Ira Levin but it only lasted two performances. Great Day in the Morning (1962), where he was directed by Jose Quintero, also had a very short run.

Scott was in much demand for guest shots on TV shows, appearing in episodes of Ben Casey, Golden Showcase (doing The Picture of Dorian Gray]]), and Naked City. He was in an episode of NBC's The Virginian, in the episode "The Brazen Bell", in which he recites Oscar Wilde's poem "The Ballad Of Reading Gaol". That same year, he appeared in NBC's medical drama The Eleventh Hour, in the episode "I Don't Belong in a White-Painted House".

He appeared opposite Laurence Olivier and Julie Harris in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory in a 1961 television production.[6]

He performed in The Merchant of Venice (1962) off Broadway.


Scott's first leading role in a feature was The List of Adrian Messenger (1963).

In 1963, Scott starred in the hour-long television drama series East Side/West Side. He portrayed a New York City social worker, along with co-stars Cicely Tyson and Elizabeth Wilson. Scott was a major creative influence on the show, resulting in conflicts with James T. Aubrey, the head of CBS. The Emmy Award-winning program had a series of prominent guest stars, including James Earl Jones. The portrayal of challenging urban issues made attracting advertisers difficult, not helped by the limited distribution. Not all CBS network affiliates broadcast the show, and it was cancelled after one season.[7]

Scott had a success off Broadway in Desire Under the Elms (1963).

Scott as General Buck Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove, 1964

Scott's most famous early role was in the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, in which he played General "Buck" Turgidson. In later interviews with Stanley Kubrick, Scott was revealed to have initially refused to camp it up on camera. As a compromise, Kubrick had Scott go over the top in rehearsal, assuring Scott that the cameras were off, which was untrue. Kubrick proceeded to use this version in the final cut, which Scott supposedly resented.[8]

Scott was one of many stars in The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964).

In 1965, he was cast, under the direction of John Huston, as Abraham with, among others, co-star Ava Gardner cast as Sarah in the Dino de Laurentiis film: The Bible: In the Beginning which was released by 20th Century Fox in 1966.[9] In 1966, Scott appeared as Jud Barker in the NBC western The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett. He also guest starred in Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre.

He did a comedy with Tony Curtis, Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966) and starred in The Crucible (1967) for television.

Scott returned to Broadway to direct Dr. Cook's Garden (1967) by Levin but quit during try outs. As an actor he appeared in a revival of The Little Foxes (1967-68) directed by Mike Nichols which ran for 100 performances.

Scott starred in The Flim-Flam Man (1967) and Petulia (1968).

Scott had a big Broadway hi with Neil Simon's Plaza Suite (1968). The show was composed of three separate one-act plays all using the same set, with Scott portraying a different lead character in each act; it ran for 1,097 performances. Nichols directed.

He also did a TV movie Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall (1969).


Scott portrayed George S. Patton in the 1970 film Patton and researched extensively for the role, studying films of the general and talking to those who knew him. Scott refused the Oscar nomination for Patton, just as he had done for his 1962 nomination for The Hustler, but won the award anyway.[10]

In a letter to the Motion Picture Academy, he stated that he did not feel himself to be in competition with other actors. However, regarding this second rejection of the Academy Award, Scott famously said elsewhere, "The whole thing is a goddamn meat parade. I don't want any part of it."[3][11] (Curiously, for some reason he did attend the 55th Academy Awards on April 13, 1983 and can be seen laughing when reacting to Mickey Rooney's comment about being so happy after receiving his Honorary Award that he would 'even kiss Louis B Mayer'.)

The Best Picture Oscar for Patton was given to the George C. Marshall Foundation Library at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, the same institution that generations of Pattons attended, by producer Frank McCarthy a few weeks after the awards ceremony, and is on display there). Scott did not turn down the New York Film Critics Award (of which his then wife Colleen Dewhurst said, "George thinks this is the only film award worth having"[12]).

Scott did some TV movies: Jane Eyre (1970) and The Price (1971). For the latter he was nominated for, and won, an Emmy Award for his role, which he accepted. He also directed, but did not appear in, a TV version of The Andersonville Trial (1970).

Film Star

Scott then focused on movies for a while: They Might Be Giants (1971) with Joanne Woodward; The Last Run (1971) for director Richard Fleischer; The Hospital (1971) based on a script by Paddy Chayefksy; and The New Centurions (1972) directed by| Flesicher based on a book by Joseph Wambaugh. Of these The Hospital and The New Centurions were particularly well received.

He directed Rage (1972), starring himself but it was a flop. So too was Oklahoma Crude (1973) directed by Stanley Kramer and The Day of the Dolphin (1973) directed by Mike Nichols, in which Scott appeared with his wife Trish Van Devere.

Scott received a Tony Award nomination for his performance as Astrov in a revival of Uncle Vanya (1973), directed by Nichols, which went for 64 performances.

Scott starred in Bank Shot (1974), directed by Gower Champion, which was a flop. So too was The Savage Is Loose (1974) which he directed himself and wife Trish Van Devere.

Scott returned to television with Fear on Trial (1975) and starred in a big budget disaster movie, The Hindenburg (1975) for director Robert Wise.

Return to Theatre

Scott directed a production of All God's Chillun Got Wings (1975) which starred Van Devere and only had a short run.

He played Willy Loman in a revival of Death of a Salesman (1975), and got another Tony nomination. Scott also directed the show.

Scott starred in a well-received production of Larry Gelbart's Sly Fox (1976) (based on Ben Jonson's Volpone), which ran 495 performances.

He did Beauty and the Beast (1976) for TV with Van Devere.

Scott starred as an Ernest Hemmingway style author in Islands in the Stream (1977) directed by Schaffner.

He had a cameo in Crossed Swords (1977) directed by Fleischer, then had the lead in Movie Movie (1978) directed by Stanley Donen, costarring with Van Devere, and Hardcore (1979) written and directed by Paul Schrader.

Scott starred in the popular 1980 horror film The Changeling, with Melvyn Douglas and Van Devere. He received the Canadian Genie Award for Best Foreign Film Actor for his performance.[13] He followed this with The Formula (1980) co-starring Marlon Brando, which was a flop. With one exception, it was the last time he had the lead in a major studio feature film.

Scott returned to Broadway for Tricks of the Trade (1980) with his wife, which ran for one performance.

Supporting Actor/TV Films

In 1981, Scott appeared alongside Timothy Hutton and rising stars Sean Penn and Tom Cruise in the coming-of-age film Taps.

In 1982, he was cast as Fagin in the CBS made-for-TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. On Broadway he starred in a revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter (1982).

On Broadway he starred in and directed a successful revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter (1982-83).

He starred in China Rose (1983) for TV and had a support role in Firestarter (1984).

In 1984, he portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in a television adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role.

In 1984 he directed a Broadway revival of Coward's Design for Living which ran for 245 performances.

He played the title role in Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985) for TV and also starred in Choices (1986).

On Influences:

I think I learned to act from people like James Cagney and Paul Muni. And I'm sure I learned more from Bette Davis than anyone. She has enormous presence, a sense of surprise. She sets you up like a great boxer and BAM! she gives you something else. She does have a certain consistent style, but when you examine her work you find enormous variety of color and intelligence.

Scott on Some Aspects of Acting, Time, March 22, 1971

In 1986, Scott reprised his role as Patton in a made-for-television sequel, The Last Days of Patton. The movie was based on Patton's final weeks after being mortally injured in a car accident, with flashbacks of Patton's life. At the time the sequel was aired, Scott mentioned in a TV Guide interview that he told the academy to donate his Oscar to the Patton Museum, but since the instructions were never put in writing, it was never delivered[14]

On Broadway he did The Boys in Autumn (1986).

For TV he did The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986), and Pals (1987) with Don Ameche,.

He had the lead role in a TV series Mr. President (1987-88) which ran for 24 episodes.

In 1989, Scott starred in the television film The Ryan White Story, as Charles Vaughan, the lawyer defending Ryan White from discrimination. In 1990, he voiced Smoke, the villain in the television special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, and he also voiced the villainous Percival McLeach in Disney's The Rescuers Down Under that same year.


He was featured in The Exorcist III (1990).

For TV he starred in Descending Angel (1990) and Finding the Way Home (1991). On Broadway he directed and appeared in a revival of On Borrowed Time (1991-92).

He had a support role in Curacao (1993) and Malice (1993). He had an off Broadway success with Wrong Turn at Lungfish (1993).

Scott had a starring role in a series, Traps (1994) but it only ran five episodes.

He was in The Whipping Boy (1994), Tyson (1995), and Angus (1995) and had a semi regular role on the short lived series New York News (1995).

Final Performances

Scott received another Tony nomination for his performance as Henry Drummond in a revival of Inherit the Wind (1996). In the latter play, he had to miss an unusually large number of performances due to illness, with his role being taken over by National Actors Theatre artistic director Tony Randall.[15] In 1996, he received an honorary Drama Desk Award for a lifetime devotion to theatre.

For TV he did Country Justice (1996), Titanic (1996) (as the ship's captain), and The Searchers (1996).

In 1997, Scott portrayed Juror #3 in the TV-movie 12 Angry Men, for which he would win another Emmy Award.

He hosted the TV series Weapons At War on A&E TV, but was replaced after one season by Gerald McRaney. Weapons At War moved to The History Channel with Scott still credited as host for the first season. Scott was replaced by Robert Conrad after his death in 1999.

He had support roles in Gloria (1999) for Sidney Lumet and Rocky Marciano (1999).

In 1999, Scott made his last film, the TV movie Inherit the Wind, portraying Matthew Harrison Brady (ironically opposite the role he had played on stage) with Jack Lemmon as Henry Drummond, with whom he had also worked in 12 Angry Men.

Scott had a reputation for being moody and mercurial while on the set. "There is no question you get pumped up by the recognition," he once said, "Then a self-loathing sets in when you realize you're enjoying it."[16] One anecdote relates that one of his stage costars, Maureen Stapleton, told the director of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, "I don't know what to do — I'm scared of him." The director, Mike Nichols, replied, "My dear, everyone is scared of George C. Scott."[17]

Personal life

George C. Scott's unmarked grave

Scott was married five times:

  1. Carolyn Hughes (m. 1951–1955); one daughter, Victoria, born December 19, 1952.
  2. Patricia Reed (m. 1955–1960); two children: Matthew – born May 27, 1957, and actress Devon Scott – born November 29, 1958.
  3. He married Canadian-born actress Colleen Dewhurst (m. 1960–1965), by whom he had two sons, writer Alexander Scott (born August 1960), and actor Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961). Dewhurst nicknamed her husband "G.C."
  4. He remarried Colleen Dewhurst on July 4, 1967, but they divorced for a second time on February 2, 1972.
  5. He married American actress Trish Van Devere on September 4, 1972, with whom he starred in several films, including the supernatural thriller The Changeling (1980). Scott adopted Trish's nephew, George Dewey Scott II, and resided in Malibu. They remained married until his death in 1999.

He had a daughter, Michelle (b. 1954), with Karen Truesdell.


In 1982, Scott appeared in a campaign commercial for Republican U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker of Connecticut.[18] Like Weicker, Scott was, at that time, a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Sickness and death

Scott suffered a series of heart attacks in the 1980s.[19] He died on September 22, 1999, aged 71, of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.[15] He was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California in an unmarked grave located to the right of that of Walter Matthau.

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month Jacques Episode: "A Tale of Two Cities"
1959 The Hanging Tree George Grubb
The United States Steel Hour Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer Episode: "Trap for a Stranger"
Anatomy of a Murder Claude Dancer Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1961 The Hustler Bert Gordon Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Ben Casey Dr. Karl Anders Episode: "I Remember a Lemon Tree"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Power and the Glory Police lieutenant TV movie
1962 Naked City Kermit Garrison Episode: "Strike a Statue"
1962 The Virginian Arthur Lilly Episode: "The Brazen Bell"
1963 The List of Adrian Messenger Anthony Gethyrn
1963–64 East Side/West Side Neil Brock 26 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1964 Dr. Strangelove General Buck Turgidson
The Yellow Rolls-Royce Paolo Maltese
1966 The Bible: In the Beginning Abraham
Not with My Wife, You Don't! "Tank" Martin
1967 The Crucible John Proctor TV movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
The Flim-Flam Man Mordecai Jones
1968 Petulia Dr. Archie Bollen Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
1969 This Savage Land Jud Barker TV movie
1970 Patton General George S. Patton, Jr. Academy Award for Best Actor (Refused)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Laurel Award for Best Dramatic Performance, Male
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jane Eyre Edward Rochester TV movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre Victor Franz Episode: "The Price"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
They Might Be Giants Justin Playfair/"Sherlock Holmes" Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (also for The Hospital)
The Last Run Harry Garmes Also starred then-wife Colleen Dewhurst and next (and last) wife Trish Van Devere
The Hospital Dr. Herbert Bock Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (also for They Might Be Giants)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1972 The New Centurions Kilvinski
Rage Dan Logan Also directed
1973 Oklahoma Crude Noble Mason
The Day of the Dolphin Dr. Jake Terrell
1974 Bank Shot Walter Upjohn Ballentine
The Savage is Loose John Also directed
1975 The Hindenburg Colonel Franz Ritter
1976 Beauty and the Beast The Beast TV movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1977 Islands in the Stream Thomas Hudson
Crossed Swords Ruffler
1978 Movie Movie Gloves Malloy/Spats Baxter Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1979 Hardcore Jake Van Dorn
The Changeling John Russell Fantafestival Award for Best Actor
Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor
1980 The Formula Lt. Barney Caine
1981 Taps Brigadier General Harlan Bache
1982 Oliver Twist Fagin TV movie
1984 Firestarter John Rainbird
A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge TV movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story Benito Mussolini TV movie
1986 The Last Days of Patton General George S. Patton, Jr. TV movie
The Murders in the Rue Morgue C. Auguste Dupin
1987 Pals Jack H. Stobbs
John Livingston Spangler
TV movie
1987–88 Mr. President President Samuel Arthur Tresch 24 episodes
1989 The Ryan White Story Charles Vaughan, Sr.
1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Smoke Voice
Made for video
The Exorcist III Kinderman Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
The Rescuers Down Under McLeach Voice
Descending Angel Florian Stroia
1993 Curaçao Cornelius Wettering
Malice Dr. Martin Kessler
1994 Traps Joe Trapcheck 5 episodes
The Whipping Boy Blind George
1995 Tyson Cus D'Amato
Angus Grandpa Ivan
1995 Man Getting Hit By Football Man getting hit by football Academy Award for Best Actor
1996 Titanic Captain Edward J. Smith TV miniseries
1997 Country Justice Clayton Hayes TV movie
12 Angry Men Juror #3 TV movie
CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
1999 Gloria Ruby
Rocky Marciano Pierino Marchegiano TV movie
Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady TV movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, (final film role)


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