Scott, Randolph, 1898-1987

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George Randolph Scott (1898-1987), was born in Orange County, Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He began his film career in 1928 with an uncredited role as a foreign serviceman in the comedy Sharpshooters. Scott continued to work as an actor in small roles on both stage and screen, eventually being signed to a seven year contract with Paramount Pictures in 1932. With Paramount, Scott made a series of "B" Westerns (Heritage of the desert, 1932, The thundering herd, 1933, and Man of the forest, 1933), non-westerns (Go west, young man, 1936), and horror films such as Supernatural (1933). Although a contract player with Paramount, Scott was permitted to work for other studios on occasion and made four films with RKO Radio Pictures during 1935-1936. These included two musicals which featured his close friend Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (Roberta, 1935; Follow the fleet, 1936). Scott began freelancing in 1938 and made numerous films with 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia Pictures, and Warner Brothers. In 1943-1944, Scott was a member of the Hollywood Victory Committee, entertaining troops stationed in the Solomon Islands in addition to making war-themed films such as Gung ho! (1943) and China sky (1945). Throughout the 1940s and the early '50s, Scott teamed up with producer Harry Joe Brown and made mostly westerns, including Coroner Creek (1948). Other films include Man in the saddle (1951), and Carson City (1951), both directed by Andre de Toth. Scott's final film appearance came in 1962 in the classic western, Ride the high country, co-starring Joel McCrea and directed by Sam Peckinpah. Randolph Scott was married in 1936 to Marion Du Pont, the daughter of William Du Pont, Sr., but the marriage ended just three years later. In 1944, Scott married Patricia Stillman with whom he adopted two children. Patricia had several uncredited acting roles in films from 1939-1941. The couple was married for 43 years, until Randolph Scott's death in 1987.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1890-1997. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 232614191

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George Randolph Scott (1898-1987), born in Orange County, Virginia and raised in North Carolina, began his film career in 1928 with an uncredited role as a foreign serviceman in the comedy Sharpshooters. Scott continued to work as an actor in small roles on both stage and screen, eventually being signed to a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures in 1932.

With Paramount, Scott made a series of "B" Westerns ( Heritage of the Desert, 1932, The Thundering Herd, 1933, and Man of the Forest, 1933), non-westerns ( Go West, Young Man, 1936), and horror films such as Supernatural (1933.) Although a contract player with Paramount, Scott was permitted to work for other studios on occasion and made four films with RKO Radio Pictures during 1935-1936. These included two musicals which featured his close friend Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ( Roberta, 1935; Follow the Fleet, 1936.)

Scott began freelancing in 1938 and made numerous films with 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia Pictures, and Warner Brothers. In 1943-1944, Scott was a member of the Hollywood Victory Committee, entertaining troops stationed in the Solomon Islands in addition to making war-themed films such as Gung Ho! (1943) and China Sky (1945). Throughout the 1940s through the early 1950s, Scott teamed up with producer Harry Joe Brown and made largely westerns, including Coroner Creek (1948). Other films include Man in the Saddle (1951), and Carson City (1951), both directed by Andre de Toth. Scott's final film appearance came in 1962 in the classic western, Ride the High Country, co-starring Joel McCrea and directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Randolph Scott was married in 1936 to Marion Du Pont, the daughter of William Du Pont, Sr., but the marriage ended just three years later. In 1944, Scott married Patricia Stillman with whom he adopted two children. Patricia was had several, uncredited acting roles in films from 1939-1941. The couple was married for 43 years, until Randolph Scott's death in 1987.

From the guide to the Randolph Scott Papers, ca. 1890s-1997, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Nix, Evett Dumas, 1861-1946. Heck Thomas collection, 1893-1960. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Rouben Mamoulian Papers, 1740-1987, (bulk 1906-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Randolph Scott Papers, ca. 1890s-1997 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
creatorOf Wayne, John, 1907-1979. The Spoilers [videorecording] / a Charles K. Feldman Group production ; screenplay by Lawrence Hazard and Tom Reed ; produced by Frank Lloyd ; directed by Ray Enright. University of Richmond, Boatwright Memorial Library
referencedIn "Inventing the West" Videotape 84-254., 1984 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Shackelford, Virginius Randolph, 1885-1949. Additional correspondence of Virginius Randolph Shackelford [manuscript], ca.1930-1948. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sandrich, Mark, 1900-1945. En suivant la flotte / Mark Sandrich, réal. ; Hubert Osborne, Allan Scott, aut. adaptés ; Dwight Taylor, scénario ; Irving Berling, comp. ; Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Morrill, Dan L. Survey and research report on the Randolph Scott House, 1988 Mar. 7. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
creatorOf Scott, Randolph, 1898-1987. Papers, ca. 1890-1997. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Sandrich, Mark, 1900-1945. En suivant la flotte / Mark Sandrich, réal. ; Hubert Osborne, Allan Scott, aut. adaptés ; Dwight Taylor, scénario ; Irving Berling, comp. ; Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Mamoulian, Rouben. Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987 (bulk 1906-1987). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Mamoulian, Rouben. person
associatedWith Shackelford, Virginius Randolph, 1885-1949. person
associatedWith Sturkey, Don. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
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Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
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Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources
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Birth 1898-01-23

Death 1987-03-02

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