George C. Scott

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Birth Name: George C. Scott
Born: 10/18/1927
Birth Place: Wise, Virginia, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 09/22/1999

Born in Virginia and raised in Detroit, Scott spent four years in the Marines and another four in college. He married, got a teaching job, and did not start acting until his early 30s. After a long apprenticeship in regional and summer stock productions, Scott took New York by storm in 1957 with his venomous portrayal of "Richard III" with New York Shakespeare Festival. He appeared in scores of plays over the next few years, including "The Andersonville Trial", "The Little Foxes", "Plaza Suite" and "The Merchant of Venice".

Scott made his film debut, supporting Gary Cooper, as a religious maniac in "The Hanging Tree" (1959). Raspy-voiced, with a many-times fractured nose and an explosive m... Continue Bio >>

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