Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott was born on 1898-01-23 at Orange County, Virginia, U.S.. His net worth is $100 Million. He is American born Actor. He has been seen in movies Ride Lonesome, Ride the High Country, The Tall T, Abilene Town, Seven Men from Now, Comanche Station, Rage at Dawn, Decision at Sundown, Gunfighters, Buchanan Rides Alone, The Cariboo Trail, Man in the Saddle, My Favorite Wife, The Stranger Wore a Gun, Frontier Marshal, Westbound, Ten Wanted Men, Ha....

Facts of Randolph Scott

Full NameRandolph Scott
Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1898
Age122 years 10 months
Place Of BirthOrange County, Virginia, U.S.
Height1.9 m
EducationGeorgia Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
SpousePatricia Stillman (m. 1944–1987), Marion duPont Scott (m. 1936–1939)
ChildrenSandra Scott, Christopher Scott
ParentsGeorge Grant Scott, Lucille Crane Scott
SiblingsJoseph Scott, Katherine Scott, Virginia Scott, Margaret Scott, Barbara Scott
MoviesRide Lonesome, Ride the High Country, The Tall T, Abilene Town, Seven Men from Now, Comanche Station, Rage at Dawn, Decision at Sundown, Gunfighters, Buchanan Rides Alone, The Cariboo Trail, Man in the Saddle, My Favorite Wife, The Stranger Wore a Gun, Frontier Marshal, Westbound, Ten Wanted Men, Ha...
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Quotes of Randolph Scott

1[on his father] He went to see all my films--not because he had a son starring in them, but because he thought I looked like Wallace Reid, his favorite actor.
2[on his short marriage to heiress Marianna du Pont Somerville] Our separation is entirely friendly. It's merely a case of being separated too much, which did not prove compatible with marriage.
3[on his mother] She was an old-fashioned Southern lady who always contended movies were not here to stay, My five sisters took her to see me in a film and the first time she saw me on the screen, she said, "Oh, no! That can't be Randolph. This feller's older than Randy and not so good-looking".
4I had always been a fatalist about my career. What was to be was to be. At least it worked out that way in my case. My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly making pictures doesn't interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.
5Frankly, I don't like publicity. I always remember something that David Belasco said and had incorporated in the contracts of his stars. His theory was, "Never let yourself be seen in public unless they pay for it". To me, that makes sense. The most glamorous, the most fascinating star our business ever had was Garbo [Greta Garbo]. Why? Because she kept herself from the public. Each member of the audience had his own idea of what she was really like. But take the other stars of today. There is no mystery about them. The public knows what kind of toothpaste they use, whether they sleep in men's pajamas and every intimate fact of their lives. When I read publicity about them, I can tell just which press agent they employ.
6[in 1962] All the old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn't interest me too much any more.
7[about Westerns] They have been the mainstay of the industry ever since its beginning. And they have been good to me. Westerns are a type of picture which everybody can see and enjoy. Westerns always make money. And they always increase a star's fan following.

Quick Facts of Randolph Scott

1He and his second wife adopted two children in 1950.
2His face is rumored to be the model for the Oakland Raiders logo.
3Was Margaret Mitchell's choice to play Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939).
4According to his adopted son Chris Scott in his book about his father, Randolph Scott wore a hearing aid during the last years of his life.
5He was scheduled to co-star once again with friend Cary Grant in Spawn of the North (1938), but salacious rumors about the two caused Paramount to replace them with Henry Fonda and George Raft. Shortly after completing his Paramount contract Scott opted not to resign and instead moved to Fox.
6In 1965 Mike Connolly reported that Scott was one of the wealthiest actors in the world with real estate holdings in San Fernando and Palm Springs alone worth over $100 million.
7Lupe Velez claimed in 1932 that she was going to marry Scott but changed her mind. Scott denied this, saying he only saw her once at the Brown Derby.
8He was hired by Victor Fleming to coach Gary Cooper on speaking with a Virginia accent for The Virginian (1929).
9Playing golf with Howard Hughes got him his first movie job as an extra on a silent film with George O'Brien and Lois Moran.
10Scott served in France in World War I with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battalion, 19th Field Artillery.
11During the early 1950s he was a consistent box-office draw. In the annual Motion Picture Herald Top Ten Polls, he ranked tenth in 1950, eighth in 1951 and again tenth in 1952.
12Campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention.
13Retired from acting at the age of 64 after the Sam Peckinpah western Ride the High Country (1962), stating that movie acting no longer interested him.
14He was very ill in the final years of his life, and was hospitalized several times with pneumonia.
15From 1950-53 he was among Hollywood's Top 10 box-office draws.
16Due to his shrewd financial investments, he was reportedly worth around $100 million by the end of his life.
17He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood's biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California.
18Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 764-766. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
19His image from his Westerns as an upright, outstanding sheriff or cowboy was so strong that it was paid homage to in Mel Brooks' classic comedy Blazing Saddles (1974). When the African-American sheriff asks the reluctant townspeople for their help in fighting the bad guys, they unanimously reject him. However, when he says, "You'd do it for Randolph Scott!", a heavenly chorus in the background sings "Randolph Scott!", and the townspeople change their minds.
20Remained close friends with Cary Grant until the day he died. When he heard of his old friend's death, he reportedly put his head in his hands and wept. He himself would die a little over 2 months afterwards.
21Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1975.
22Was the inspiration for the popular 1973 song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?," a top-20 country hit for the The Statler Brothers.
23Interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, just four blocks from his boyhood home at 312 W. 10th Street.
24Best friends were Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Rev. Billy Graham.
25Rode a beautiful blond sorrel horse named Stardust in many of his westerns.
26From 1932-44 he was roommates with Cary Grant in a beach house known jocularly as Bachelor Hall. The close friendship between Scott and Grant and the steady stream of women into and out of Bachelor Hall have fed rumor mills for years. It was said by some that Grant and Scott were lovers, and the women were arranged by the film studios for public effect. A good number of women who knew both men stated unequivocally that the rumors were untrue, although it was said they were paid to say this by the studios.

Trademarks of Randolph Scott

1Cinched up chin strap
2Deep voice and unemotional demeanor
3Roles in westerns

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