|Randolph Scott Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2¼ in|
|Date of Birth||January 23, 1898|
|Date of Death||March 2, 1987|
Randolph Scott was an American actor whose acting career spanned over 34 years from 1928 to 1962. Scott appeared in a variety of film genres some of which included social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, adventure, war, horror, and fantasy films.
George Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott was born on January 23, 1898.
Randolph Scott died on March 2, 1987, at the age of 89, in Beverly Hills, California, United States due to heart and lung ailments.
Orange County, Virginia
Randolph studied at Woodberry Forest School. He also enrolled at the Officer Candidate School, Saumur. After the end of his journey in the army, Scott enrolled at The Georgia Institute of Technology and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.
Later, he transferred to the University of North Carolina, to pursue a major in textile engineering and manufacturing but decided to drop out and began working as an accountant in the textile firm where his father was employed.
Actor, War Veteran
- Father – George Grant Scott (Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina)
- Mother – Lucille Crane Scott
- Siblings – Randolph has an older sibling and four younger siblings.
- Others – Tarlton Woodson Scott, Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Sarah E. Councill (Paternal Grandmother), Joseph Minor Crane (Maternal Grandfather), Lavinia Lionberger (Maternal Grandmother)
Randolph Scott’s net worth was ‘$100,000,000’ according to ‘Celebrity Net Worth’.
6 ft 2¼ in or 188.5 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Randolph was married to –
- Marion duPont (1936-1939) – Randolph married heiress Marion duPont in 1936, who was the daughter of William du Pont Sr. He was her second husband. However, their marriage ended in 1939. Despite the end of their marriage, she continued to keep his name until she died in 1983.
- Patricia Stillman (1944-1987) – Actress Patricia Stillman and Randolph tied the knot in 1944. She was 21 years his junior. They were parents to two children Sandra and Christopher who were adopted in 1950. The couple remained together until Randolph’s death in 1987.
Race / Ethnicity
Randolph had English, part-German, and Scottish ancestry.
Scott’s lanky, muscular, and handsome appearance
Scott was an Episcopalian.
Randolph Scott Facts
- He was brought up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Scott’s mother was from Luray, Virginia, who came from a wealthy North Carolina family, and his father was born in Franklin, Virginia.
- Growing up, Scott was very much into sports which included excelling in football, baseball, swimming, and horse racing.
- Given his family’s wealthy status, he attended private schools.
- While attending Georgia Tech, he dreamt of becoming an all-American football player but a back injury prevented him from doing so.
- Randolph was a muse for directors Budd Boetticher, Henry Hathaway, Ray Enright, Edwin L. Marin, and Andre DeToth.
- Scott enlisted himself in the unit of the North Carolina National Guard during World War I. During that time, Scott trained as an artillery observer and was promoted to corporal in October 1917, before being made sergeant in February 1918.
- He has worked with some of the film industries leading women including Shirley Temple and Mae West.
- Randolph was considered to be an easygoing charming person who would also often help his fellow actors while offset.
- He moved to New York City on June 6, 1919, where he reported to Camp Albert L. Mills and on June 13, that year he received his honorable discharge.
- Scott’s film credits include Jesse James, Susannah of the Frontier Marshal, Mounties, My Favorite Wife, Virginia City, When the Daltons Rode, Western Union, Belle Starr, Bombardier, Belle of the Yukon, The Desperadoes, Gung Ho!, The Stranger Wore a Gun, The Doolins of Oklahoma, and Ride the High Country.
- Scott developed an interest in acting sometime in 1927 and relocated to Los Angeles to build his acting career.
- He was the owner of the Cresta Verde golf course in Corona, California.
- Randolph was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame located at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1975. He also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6243 Hollywood Blvd in the past.
- He was close friends with fellow actors Fred Astaire and Cary Grant.
- Randolph was interred at Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina. His wife Patricia passed away in 2004 and was buried next to Scott.
- He was an active Republican.
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