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Also Known As: Randolph Crane Died: March 2, 1987
Born: January 23, 1898 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Orange County, Virginia, USA Profession: actor

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Ruggedly handsome star who entered film as a bit player in 1929 as a result of a chance meeting with Howard Hughes. Scott proved himself a versatile lead in the mid-1930s and played several military heroes during and after the war years, before settling into a popular niche as a weathered, quiet-talking cowboy. Some of Scott's best work came in the late 1950s, when he formed the Ranown production company with Harry Joe Brown and starred in a series of adult-oriented westerns directed by Budd Boetticher. He turned in an engagingly self-effacing swan song as the aging gunslinger in Sam Peckinpah's valentine to the genre, "Ride the High Country" (1962).

Ruggedly handsome star who entered film as a bit player in 1929 as a result of a chance meeting with Howard Hughes. Scott proved himself a versatile lead in the mid-1930s and played several military heroes during and after the war years, before settling into a popular niche as a weathered, quiet-talking cowboy. Some of Scott's best work came in the late 1950s, when he formed the Ranown production company with Harry Joe Brown and starred in a series of adult-oriented westerns directed by Budd Boetticher. He turned in an engagingly self-effacing swan song as the aging gunslinger in Sam Peckinpah's valentine to the genre, "Ride the High Country" (1962).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Ride the High Country (1962) Gil Westrum
2.
 Comanche Station (1960) Jefferson Cody
3.
 Ride Lonesome (1959) Ben Brigade
4.
 Westbound (1959) John Hayes
5.
 Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) Tom Buchanan
6.
 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) Capt. Buff Devlin
7.
 Decision at Sundown (1957) Bart Allison
8.
 The Tall T (1957) Pat Brennan
9.
 7th Cavalry (1956) Captain Tom Benson
10.
 Seven Men from Now (1956) Ben Stride
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Education

University of North Carolina: Wilmington , North Carolina -
Pasadena Playhouse: Pasadena , California -
Georgia Institute of Technology: -

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companion:
Cary Grant. Actor. Shared living quarters for many years as struggling actors.
wife:
Maraianna du Pont Somerville. Heiress. Married in 1936; did not live together.
wife:
Marie Patricia Stillman. Married in 1944 until Scott's death.

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"Last of the Cowboy Heroes: The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy" McFarland

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