Randolph Scott

Actor, Film actor

1898 – 1987

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Who was Randolph Scott?

Randolph Scott was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals, adventure tales, war films, and even a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero. Out of his more than 100 film appearances more than 60 were in Westerns; thus, "of all the major stars whose name was associated with the Western, Scott most closely identified with it."

Scott's more than 30 years as a motion picture actor resulted in his working with many acclaimed screen directors, including Henry King, Rouben Mamoulian, Michael Curtiz, John Cromwell, King Vidor, Allan Dwan, Fritz Lang, and Sam Peckinpah. He also worked on multiple occasions with prominent directors: Henry Hathaway, Ray Enright, Edwin R. Marin, André de Toth, and most notably, his seven film collaborations with Budd Boetticher. Scott also worked with a diverse array of cinematic leading ladies, from Shirley Temple and Irene Dunne to Mae West and Marlene Dietrich.

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Born
Jan 23, 1898
Orange County
Also known as
  • George Randolph Scott
  • Randy
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lived in
  • Virginia
Died
Mar 2, 1987
Beverly Hills
Resting place
Elmwood Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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