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Actor, George C. Scott, was born George Campbell Scott on Oct 18, 1927 in Wise, VA. Scott died at the age of 71 on Sep 22, 1999 in Westlake Village, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



George C. Scott was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Patton in 1970.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1959Best Supporting ActorAnatomy of a Murder (1959)Claude DancerNominated
1961Best Supporting ActorThe Hustler (1961)Bert GordonNominated
1970Best ActorPatton (1970)N/AWon
1971Best ActorThe Hospital (1971)Dr. Herbert BockNominated

Scott was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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George C. Scott Quotes:

Abraham: [to Sarah] Lo, here I bring my love beside thee in the tent.

Bert Gordon: How's your hand?
Fast Eddie: Fine.
Bert Gordon: Good. I'd hate to think I was puttin' my money on a cripple.
Fast Eddie: Hey, whaddaya say somethin' like that for?
Sarah Packard: It's alright, Eddie. I'm sure Mr. Gordon meant no offense. It was a figure of speech.
Bert Gordon: That's right, Miss Packard.
Sarah Packard: And a fact is a fact.
Bert Gordon: Smart girl, Eddie.

Bert Gordon: [to Eddie] You owe me MONEY.

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Was nominated for a 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor for "Inherit the Wind," but he lost to George Grizzard in "A Delicate Balance." Scott's first Tony nomination was in 1959 as Best Featured Actor in a Play in "Comes a Day." His competition that year was Grizzard, who was nominated in the same category for "The Disenchanted." They were both beaten by Charles Ruggles in "The Pleasure Of His Company."

He accepted the role of Sheriff Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967), according to producer Walter Mirisch's memoir "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History." Scott backed out when wife Colleen Dewhurst wanted him to direct her in a play on Broadway. Mirisch then offered the role to Rod Steiger, who accepted and won an Oscar. Steiger later turned down the lead in Patton (1970) that went to Scott, which brought him an Oscar.

Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award five times: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic),in 1959 for "Comes a Day;" as Best Actor (Dramatic), in 1960 for "The Andersonville Trial" and in 1974 for "Uncle Vanya;" and, as Best Actor (Play), in 1976 for a revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and in 1996 for a revival of "Inherit the Wind." Despite these five nominations, he never won a Tony Award.

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