Wise, Virginia, USA
Place of Death
Westlake Village, California, USA
Cause of Death
Burst abdominal aneurysm
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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winning American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, as well as for his flamboyant performance as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick`s Dr. Strangelove. His Emmy Award nominated performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in 1984`s A Christmas Carol was also notable. Scott was born in Wise, Virginia, the son of Helena Agnes (née Slemp; 1904-1935) and F. Scott (1896-1948). He was the only son and younger of their two children. His mother died just before his eighth birthday, and he was raised by his father, an executive at the Buick Motor Company. Scott`s great-uncle was Republican U.S. Representative C. Bascom Slemp of Virginia.
Scott was married five times. Scott died on September 22, 1999 at the age of 71 from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. He is buried next to Walter Matthau, in an unmarked grave.
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George Campbell Scott
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George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 film A Christmas Carol. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor (for Patton in 1970), having warned the Academy beforehand that he would refuse it on philosophical grounds.
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University of Missouri Journalism School for one year (1950)
(1998) TV commercial: HBO, (1995) Radio commercials: US Postal Service "Postal Notes", (1986) TV commercial: Renault Alliance automobile, (1988) TV commercial: Endorsing Republican Sen. Lowell Weicker's re-election
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