Scott, George C.
|Birthname||Scott, George Campbell|
|born on||18 October 1927 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )|
|Place||Wise, Virginia, 36n59, 82w35|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°47' 13°24 Asc. 26°17'|
American actor and director of stage and film, whose most famous movie role was "Patton" in 1970, and who turned down the Best Actor Academy Award for it because he considered the Oscars a "meat parade." He had a total of four Oscar nominations and won three television Emmys. Other performances included roles in "Anatomy of a Murder," "The Hustler," and "Dr. Strangelove," 1964.
Scott grew up in Detroit, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945-1949. He attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, changed his major to English and drama and began appearing in student shows from 1949-1953. He went on to work in stock companies in Washington, D C and Ontario, Canada. His New York stage debut in the 1957 Shakespearean Festival earned him notice, and he was soon taking the lead roles in stage plays and movies.
Known for his portrayal of "angry men," he has also done comedy, and directed two movies, "Rage," 1972, and "The Savage is Loose," 1974. He has also appeared in numerous TV roles, including a portrayal of Benito Mussolini; the role of Scrooge in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," 1984; the male lead in "Jane Eyre," and "The Last Days of Patton," in which he reprised his Oscar-winning performance as General George Patton. He was also in the 1963 series "East Side/West Side," as a social worker in the slums of New York.
Scott has been married five times, twice to the late Colleen Dewhurst, by whom he has two sons, and to actress Trish Van Devere. He had one child by his first wife, and one illegitimate child whom he later adopted. Scott is known for his hot temper. A heavy drinker, he joined AA in 1967.
Scott died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at this home in Westlake Village, CA on 9/22/1999.
- has played role of Patton, George (born 11 November 1885)
- Work : New Job 1957 (First noted Shakespeare appearance)
- Social : Joined group 1967 (A.A.)
- Work : Prize 1970 (Best Actor Oscar for "Patton" declined)
Victoria Shaw quotes him 10/1980, "Oh no, not morning, about 11:30 at night, I believe." (PC had given 8:45 AM as "personal.")
EST is given as our reference work is the ACS American Atlas; however the following evidence may be considered: Lee Lehman sends the following information from Robert Williams,
"Time changes in the U.S.A. by Doris Chase Doane indicates that while most of VA adopted EST on Nov 18, 1883, there was a very small area (2%?) of the State that didn't where it juts over between KY and TN. The dividing line for CST was 82W46 at Big Stone Gap.
The geographic name server shows:
a.. Wise, VA (town)
Population (1990): 3193
Location: 36.97725 N, 82.58044 W
Zip Code(s): 24293
Lookup 1990 Census STF1A, STF3A tables.
b.. Wise County, VA (county)
Population (1990): 39573
Location: 36.97456 N, 82.62167 W
Which puts it within the CST category for 1927. In 1947, the entire State adopted EST. "
Jim Shawvan adds, "Up to a point, Robert Williams' research agrees with the ACS Atlas, which shows that towns located roughly in the western third of Wise County were using CST on the date of Scott's birth: Big Stone Gap, East Stone Gap, Appalachia, Andover, Stonega, Dunbar and Pardee. However, all the towns in the eastern two thirds of Wise County are shown as using EST on that date: Wise, Esserville, Dorchester, Glamorgan, Pound,
Tacoma, Toms Creek, Banner, Coeburn and St. Paul -- and likewise the Independent City of Norton, which is completely surrounded by Wise County. (As I write this, I have my Hammond World Atlas open in front of me to a very detailed map of Virginia.) Apparently the dividing line between EST and CST passed right through the middle of Wise County. If it is correct that the dividing line ran roughly through Big Stone Gap, then this makes perfect sense, since Wise, etc., are east of that point. The notation used by the census is confusing, since it gives longitude in decimal degrees, whereas Lois Rodden's database and the ACS Atlas give longitude in degrees, minutes and seconds. Even without looking at the map, if you convert the longitudes of Big Stone Gap and Wise to the same notation, it is obvious that Wise is farther east. Pardon my Scorpio Moon and Gemini Mercury, but I really do like to get things right."
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (George older)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Five)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : 12 step group (AA)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Secondary)
- Vocation : Military : Military service
- Notable : Awards : Oscar (1971)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book