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Randolph Scott
Birth: Jan. 23, 1898
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1987
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He was born George Randolph Scott in Orange County, Virginia while his parents were on a vacation. His father was a textile manufacturer in Charlotte, North Carolina where George spent his boyhood and had the privilege of attending private college-prep schools. At age twenty, he was conscripted into the army during World War I and saw service in Europe. Upon discharge, he attended Georgia Tech, transferred to the University of North Carolina coming away with a degree in engineering. George Crane had the intention of joining his father in business and did work for him, but fate directed him to Southern California where he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse and studied acting. While golfing, he met the then filmaker Howard Hughes who gave him a few bit parts. Assuming the movie name Randolph Scott, few actors are more identified with western movies. During his 27 year career, he appeared in 42 feature films. A few that were not westerns, notably "Roberta," "Follow the Fleet," "Murders In the Zoo," "She" and "Pittsburgh." He always played the honest upright character cowboy, and some of his many western films while riding his handsome Palomino horse, 'Stardust,' included "Abilene Town," "The Nevadan," "The Walking Hills" and "Santa Fe." He started his own company 'Ranown' which exclusively produced his own movies, among them, "Western Tough Guy," "Man Behind the Gun," "Ten Wanted Men" and "Comanche Station." His last movie "Ride the High Country" the story of an aged gunfighter and Randolph Scott fittingly retired. He enjoyed 26 years of post Hollywood life living in Bel Aire, California, managing his shrewd investments in oil wells, real estate and securities said to exceed $100 million dollars. He played golf daily while enjoying his family and avoiding the film industry. Randolph Scott died at age 89 at his Bel Aire residence. His remains were returned to his boyhood home and interred in the family plot beside his parents in Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte. The Statler Brothers wrote a popular song after his retirement, "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?" The song was poignant, it not only was a epitaph to the finish of Randolph Scott's career but every other Hollywood cowboy star as the era of the Western movie was over. A bit of legacy remains in Charlotte, the house constructed by his parents and where Randolph Scott spent his boyhood days growing up and made frequent visits back is still in excellent condition but privately owned. It is known as "The Randolph Scott House." (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Grant Scott (1869 - 1936)
  Lucille Lavinia Crane Scott (1871 - 1958)
 
 Spouses:
  Marion duPont Scott (1894 - 1983)
  Patricia Stillman Scott (1919 - 2004)
 
 Siblings:
  Randolph Scott (1898 - 1987)
  Joseph Crane Scott (1905 - 1966)*
  Barbara Scott von Handschuh (1916 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section R
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 07, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3037
Randolph Scott
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Randolph Scott
Added by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)
 
Randolph Scott
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- Chuck Garland
 Added: Sep. 12, 2014
Your westerm films were great! Miss you and Wayne very much!
- rps
 Added: Sep. 12, 2014

- LeeAnne
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
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