George C. Scott Overview:

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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: [Viciously to Sarah] You're here on a rain check, and I know it! You're hanging on by your nails. Let that glory whistle ring out loud and clear, and you're a wreck on a railroad track! You're a horse that finished last! Now, don't make trouble, Miss Lady Bug! Live and let live while you can!


Paolo Maltese: And this is the girl, my fidanzata, that I am bringing home to meet my folks. Of all the women in the whole world that I can choose from to be my wife, who do I choose? An ignorant slob of a hatcheck girl who thinks Pisa - Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Joey - is a stopping-off place between hamburger joints.


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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 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."

Suffered several heart attacks in his last years.

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