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Zachary Scott Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography

Zachary Scott Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11¾ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth February 21, 1914
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death October 3, 1965

Zachary Scott was an American actor who is mostly remembered for playing villainous roles in popular films like Mildred Pierce (1945), The Southerner (1945), Shadow on the Wall (1950), Flamingo Road (1949), Appointment in Honduras (1953), Let’s Make it Legal (1951), Born to be Bad (1950), Bandido (1956), The Secret of Convict Lake (1951), Lightning Strikes Twice (1951), etc.

Born Name

Zachary Scott

Nick Name


The American actor Zachary Scott
The American actor Zachary Scott (Blondecrazydame / Instagram)


He was born on February 21, 1914.


On October 3, 1965, he passed away from a malignant brain tumor at the age of 51 years at his mother’s home in Austin, Texas.

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Born Place

Austin, Texas, United States





Scott got enrolled at the University of Texas to study medicine but dropped out before graduation in order to focus on acting.




  • Father – Dr. Zachary Thomson Scott (Surgeon)
  • Mother – Sallie Lee Masterson (Died in 1983)
  • Siblings – He had 2 siblings.




5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Zachary Scott had dated –

  1. Elaine Anderson (1933-1950) – He began dating the actress and stage manager Elaine Anderson in 1933. The couple wed on February 21, 1935, and became parents to a daughter named Waverly Scott (b. January 24, 1936) a year later. They got divorced after 15 years together on December 21, 1950. Lastly, just a week after their divorce was finalized, Elaine married the author John Steinbeck.
  2. Alfred Lunt
  3. Ruth Ford (1952-1965) – On July 6, 1952, Scott tied the knot with actress and model Ruth Ford. He adopted her daughter Shelly, from her previous marriage to Peter van Eyck. The couple stayed married until his death in October 1965.
Zachary Scott as seen in the trailer for the film Mildred Pierce (1945)
Zachary Scott as seen in the trailer for the film Mildred Pierce (1945) (Trailer Screenshot / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

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Distinctive Features

  • Chin dimple
  • Long eyelashes
  • One pierced ear
Zachary Scott as seen in a 1948 issue of New York Sunday News
Zachary Scott as seen in a 1948 issue of New York Sunday News (New York Sunday News / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Zachary Scott Facts

  1. His ancestry can be directly traced back to Betty Washington Lewis, who was the only surviving sister of the first American President George Washington.
  2. Among Scott’s many hobbies were horse riding, golfing, swimming, gourmet cooking, classical music, antique collecting, and gardening.
  3. In spite of growing up fairly wealthy, he sadly died penniless with only a $100,000 insurance policy that he left for his widow.
  4. Scott was promptly arrested in the summer of 1961 for public intoxication and doing a hula dance in front of a bar in Hawaii.
  5. He was awarded a star at 6349 Hollywood Boulevard in the Motion Pictures section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960.
  6. He once went river rafting with actor John Emery in the Topanga Canyon area when a riptide capsized his boat. Scott was flung out of the boat and knocked unconscious after hitting his head on a rock. Fortunately, Emery rescued him and carried him to shore safely. However, this near-fatal incident left a mark on him and he battled with depression for several years following this incident.
  7. In 1968, his home state’s oldest continuously operating theater (which also happened to be one of the country’s 10 original resident theater companies) was dedicated to him and renamed the Zachary Scott Theatre.

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