Randolph Scott

Born Jan 23, 1898

Randolph Scott was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals (albeit in non-singing and non-dancing roles), adventure tales, war films, and even a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero.… Read More

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1898 Birth Born on January 23, 1898.


1917 19 Years Old In April 1917, the United States entered World War I and shortly afterwards, Scott, then 19 years old, joined the United States Army. … Read More


1919 21 Years Old After the Armistice brought World War I to an end, Scott stayed in France and enrolled in an artillery officers' school. Although he eventually received a commission, Scott decided to return to America and thus journeyed home around 1919. … Read More
1927 29 Years Old Around 1927, Scott developed an interest in acting and decided to make his way to Los Angeles and seek a career in the motion picture industry. … Read More


1931 - 1932 2 More Events
1933 35 Years Old …  For the 1933 films The Thundering Herd and Man of the Forest, Scott's hair was darkened and he sported a trim moustache so that he could easily be matched to footage of Jack Holt, the star of the silent versions. … Read More
1935 37 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1935 Scott was firmly established as a popular movie star and, thus, following the release of Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935), Paramount moved him up from his "B" Western status to a star of "A" features, many on loan out.
1936 38 Years Old In 1936, Scott, on loan to independent producer Edward Small, starred in another adventure classic, The Last of the Mohicans, adapted from the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper. … Read More


1938 - 1939 2 More Events
1941 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1941 Scott returned to Zane Grey country by co-starring with Robert Young in the Technicolor production Western Union, directed by Fritz Lang. … Read More
1942 44 Years Old In 1942 and 1943, Scott appeared in several war films, notably To the Shores of Tripoli, Bombardier, the Canadian warship drama Corvette K-225, Gung Ho! and China Sky. … Read More
1944 46 Years Old In 1944, Scott married the actress Patricia Stillman, who was 21 years his junior. … Read More


1950 52 Years Old Scott's pictures from this period include the 1950 Colt .45, the 1951 films Fort Worth, Man in the Saddle and Carson City, and the 1952 films Hangman's Knot (which Scott produced), The Man Behind the Gun, The Stranger Wore a Gun (filmed in 3-D), and Thunder Over the Plains.
1953 55 Years Old Also in 1953, Scott appeared in Riding Shotgun, an unusual Western that presents (probably unintentionally) some McCarthyistic overtones.
1954 56 Years Old In 1954, Scott played a laconic good guy in The Bounty Hunter. … Read More
1955 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Scott also made Rage at Dawn in 1955 for Nat Holt, which was released by RKO starring Scott and Forrest Tucker, and featuring Denver Pyle, Edgar Buchanan, and J. … Read More
By 1956, Scott turned 58, an age where the careers of most leading men would be winding down. … Read More


1963 65 Years Old Scott's face supposedly was used as the model for the football helmet-wearing pirate on the American Football League's (now NFL) Oakland Raiders redesigned logo in 1963. … Read More
1975 77 Years Old In 1975, Scott was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. … Read More
1983 85 Years Old Though divorced, she kept his last name nearly five decades, until her death in 1983.
1987 89 Years Old Scott died of heart and lung ailments in 1987 at the age of 89 in Beverly Hills, California. … Read More
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