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George C Scott

George C Scott



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Also Known As: Died: September 22, 1999
Born: October 18, 1927 Cause of Death: ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Birth Place: Wise, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...


At the time of his death, Scott was working on his memoirs.

"You've got to be three different people. You have to be a human being. Then you have to be the character you're playing. And on top of that you've got to be the guy sitting out there in Row 10, watching yourself and judging yourself." --George C Scott, quoted in "The Great Movie Stars", Volume 2, by David Shipman

"I became an actor to escape my own personality. Acting is the most therapeutic thing in the world. I think all the courage that I may lack personally I have as an actor." --George C. Scott, quoted in "Earl Blackwell's Celebrity Register", 1991

Scott continued his long association (since 1958) with the Circle in the Square theater: in 1982 he starred in and directed a highly praised production of Noel Coward's "Present Laughter", in 1984 he directed Coward's "Design for Living", in 1986 he played an adult Huck Finn to John Cullum's aging Tom Sawyer in "Boys in Autumn", and in 1991 he directed and starred as the grandfather in Paul Osborn's 1938 fantasy-comedy "On Borrowed Time".

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