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George Randolph Scott was born on 23rd January 1898, in Orange County, Virginia USA, and. was one of the iconic actors of Western films, appearing in more than 60 films of the genre during his career that lasted for more than 30 years, from 1928 until 1962. Some of his most popular appearances included films such as “Belle of the Yukon” (1944), “The Doolins of Oklahoma” (1949), “Colt .45” (1950), and “Ride the High Country” (1962), among many others. He passed away in 1987.

Have you ever wondered how rich Randolph Scott was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Randolph’s net worth was as high as $100 million. Part of the amount was earned during his acting career, but after retirement, Randolph became an investor, having interests in such holdings as real estate, oil wells, securities and gas, which certainly improved his wealth too.

Randolph Scott Net Worth $100 Million

Randolph was one of six children born to George Grant Scott and Lucille Crane Scott, of part Scottish ancestry, and although born in Orange County, Randolph grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before World War I broke out out, Randolph attended the private Woodberry Forest School. When he turned 19 he joined US Army in World War I, and spent time in France with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battalion, 19th Field Artillery as an artillery observer. After the end of the war, he stayed in France, and enrolled at artillery officers’ school there, but soon returned to the USA.

He then continued his education by enrolling at Georgia Tech, and aspired to become an American Football player, however he hurt his back and his career came to a stop before it even began. Because of the injury and inability to play football, Randolph transferred to the University of North Carolina to study textile engineering and manufacturing. However, he never graduated, and went to work in a textile firm as an accountant, alongside his father.

This didn’t last long, and he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and thanks to the friendship between his father and millionaire producer Howard Hughes, for Randolph doors to the industry were already open. He started his career with small roles in such films as “Sharp Shooters” (1928), and continued featuring in such films as “Weary River” (1929), “The Far Call” (1929), and “The Virginian”, also in 1929. Two years later he got his first lead role, in the film “Women Men Marry”, next to Natalie Moorhead and Sally Blane. His net worth was rising.

Randolph then teamed up again with Sally Blane in the film “Heritage of the Desert” (1932), “Wild Horse Mesa” the same year, and “Hello, Everybody” in 1933. He began to build his reputation with roles in such films as “The Thundering Herd” (1933), “Murders in the Zoo” (1933) with Lionel Atwill and Charles Ruggles, then “Sunset Pass” (1933), among others. By 1935 he had already reached the popularity of a star with such films as “To the Last Man” (1933), “Rocky Mountain Mystery” (1935), and “She” (1935), which greatly improved his wealth. From then on he became one of the best known western actors, showing his skills in such films as “The Last of the Mohicans” (1936) with Binnie Barnes and Henry Wilcoxon, “The Texans” (1938) starring Joan Bennett and May Robson, “Jesse James” (1939) with Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power, “Frontier Marshal” (1939), and “20,000 Men a Year” (1939), before the end of the decade. He began the ‘40s in the same rhythm, appearing in westerns such as “When the Daltons Rode” (1940), “Western Union” (1941), “Belle Starr” (1941) with Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, “Pittsburgh” (1942) with Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne, and “The Desperadoes” (1943), among others, all of which considerably increased his net worth.

His career then progressed further, securing lead roles in high profile films such as “Captain Kid” (1945) with Charles Laughton and Barbara Britton, “Gunfighters” (1947), “Return of the Bad Men” (1948), and “The Walking Hills” (1949). He started the ‘50s with even more popular films, such as “Colt. 45” (1950), “Fort Worth” (1951), “Man in the Saddle” (1951), with Joan Leslie and Ellen Drew, and “Carson City” (1952), next to Lucille Norman and Raymond Massey. He continued with roles in “Hangman’s Knot” (1952), “The Stranger Wore a Gun” (1953), “Riding Shotgun” (1954), “The Tall T” (1957) with Richard Boone and Maureen O’Sullivan, and “Ride Lonesome” (1959). His last screen role was in the BAFTA-nominated western “Ride the High Country” in 1962, after which he decided to retire.

Ten years after his death, Randolph was rewarded with the Golden Boot award, and earlier in 1960, he was given a Star on the Walk of Fame, for his contribution to motion pictures.

Regarding his personal life, Randolph was married to Patricia Stillman from 1944 until his death in 1987; the couple had two children. He was previously married to Mariana DuPont Somerville, from 1936 until 1939. He passed away on 2nd March 1987 from heart and lung disease.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 23, 1898
Birth place: Orange County, Virginia, U.S.
Death date: March 2, 1987, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height:1.9 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Georgia Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality:American
Spouse:Patricia Stillman (m. 1944–1987), Marion duPont Scott (m. 1936–1939)
Children:Sandra Scott, Christopher Scott
Parents:George Grant Scott, Lucille Crane Scott
Siblings:Joseph Scott, Katherine Scott, Virginia Scott, Margaret Scott, Barbara Scott
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Scott's face is the model for the Oakland Raiders logo.
2Was Margaret Mitchell's choice to play Ashley Wilkes in the movie version of her novel Gone with the Winbd.
3According to Chris Scott - Randy Scott's son - in the book about this father, Randolph Scott wore a hearing aid during the last years of his life.
4Scott was scheduled to co-star once again with friend Cary Grant in "Spawn of the North," but salacious rumors about the two caused Paramount to replace them with Henry Fonda and George Raft. Shortly after completing his Paramount contract Scott opted not to resign and instead moved to Fox.
5In 1965 Mike Connolly reported that Scott was one of the wealthiest actors in the world with real estate holdings in San Fernando and Palm Springs alone worth over 100 million.
6Lupe Velez claimed in 1932 that she was going to marry Scott but changed her mind. Scott denied this, saying he only saw her once at the Brown Derby.
7Scott was hired by Victor Fleming to coach Gary Cooper on speaking with a Virginia accent for "The Virginian.".
8Playing golf with Howard Hughes got Scott his first movie job as an extra on a silent film with George O'Brien and Lois Moran.
9The back injury that ended Scott's college gridiron career also prevented him from being accepted for military duty during World War One.
10During the early 1950s, Scott was a consistent box-office draw. In the annual Motion Picture Herald Top Ten Polls, he ranked tenth in 1950, eighth in 1951, and again tenth in 1952.
11Campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention.
12At the time of his retirement from acting he had been seriously considered for the role played by Chuck Connors in the Doris Day comedy Move Over, Darling (1963). It was to have been a reprise of the role he played in My Favorite Wife (1940).
13Retired from acting at the age of 64 because he knew he could never hope to surpass his performance in the Sam Peckinpah western Ride the High Country (1962).
14He was very ill in the final years of his life, and was hospitalized several times with pneumonia.
15From 1950 to 1953, Scott was among Hollywood's Top 10 box office draws.
16Due to his shrewd financial investments, Scott was reportedly worth around $100 million by the end of his life.
17He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood's biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California.
18Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 764-766. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
19His image from his westerns as an upright, outstanding sheriff or cowboy was so strong, it was paid homage to in Mel Brooks's classic comedy Blazing Saddles (1974). When the African-American sheriff chides the reluctant townspeople that they would have helped Randolph Scott, the great western star's name is intoned by a chorus on the soundtrack and the townspeople are won over.
20Remained close friends with Cary Grant until the day he died. When he heard of his old friend's death, he reportedly put his head in his hands and wept.
21Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1975.
22Was the inspiration for the popular 1973 song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?," a top-20 country hit for the The Statler Brothers.
23Interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, just four blocks from his boyhood home at 312 W. 10th Street.
24Formed Ranown Productions with producer Harry Joe Brown and produced several films.
25Best friends were Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Reverend Billy Graham.
26Rode a beautiful blond sorrel horse named Stardust in many of his westerns.
27From 1932 to 1944 he was roommates with Cary Grant in a beach house known jocularly as Bachelor Hall. The close friendship between Scott and Grant and the steady stream of women into and out of Bachelor Hall have fed rumor mills for years.
28Scott was scheduled to co-star once again with friend Cary Grant in "Spawn of the North," but salacious rumors about the two caused Paramount to replace them with Henry Fonda and George Raft. Shortly after completing his Paramount contract Scott opted not to resign and instead moved to Fox.
29In 1965 Mike Connolly reported that Scott was one of the wealthiest actors in the world with real estate holdings in San Fernando and Palm Springs alone worth over 100 million.
30Lupe Velez claimed in 1932 that she was going to marry Scott but changed her mind. Scott said he only saw her once at the Brown Derby.
31Scott was hired by Victor Fleming to coach Gary Cooper on speaking with a Virginia accent for "The Virginian.".
32Playing golf with Howard Hughes got Scott his first movie job as an extra on a silent film with George O'Brien and Lois Moran.
33The back injury that ended Scott's college gridiron career also prevented him from being accepted for military duty during WWII.
34During the early 1950s, Scott was a consistent box-office draw. In the annual Motion Picture Herald Top Ten Polls, he ranked tenth in 1950, eighth in 1951, and again tenth in 1952.
35Campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention.
36At the time of his retirement from acting he had been seriously considered for the role played by Chuck Connors in the Doris Day comedy Move Over, Darling (1963). It was to have been a reprise of the role he played in My Favorite Wife (1940).
37Retired from acting at the age of 64 because he knew he could never hope to surpass his performance in the Sam Peckinpah western Ride the High Country (1962).
38He was very ill in the final years of his life, and was hospitalized several times with pneumonia.
39From 1950 to 1953, Scott was among Hollywood's Top 10 box office draws.
40Due to his shrewd financial investments, Scott was reportedly worth around $100 million by the end of his life.
41He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood's biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California.
42Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 764-766. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
43His image from his westerns as an upright, outstanding sheriff or cowboy was so strong, it was paid homage to in Mel Brooks's classic comedy Blazing Saddles (1974). When the African-American sheriff chides the reluctant townspeople that they would have helped Randolph Scott, the great western star's name is intoned by a chorus on the soundtrack and the townspeople are won over.
44Remained close friends with Cary Grant until the day he died. When he heard of his old friend's death, he reportedly put his head in his hands and wept.
45Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1975.
46Was the inspiration for the popular 1973 song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?," a top-20 country hit for the The Statler Brothers.
47Interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, just four blocks from his boyhood home at 312 W. 10th Street.
48Formed Ranown Productions with producer Harry Joe Brown and produced several films.
49Best friends were Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Reverend Billy Graham.
50Rode a beautiful blond sorrel horse named Stardust in many of his westerns.
51During the '30s, was roommates with Cary Grant in a beach house known jocularly as Bachelor Hall. The close friendship between Scott and Grant and the steady stream of women into and out of Bachelor Hall have fed rumor mills for years.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Cinched up chin strap
2Often cast as a sheriff hunting a group of outlaws
3Deep voice and unemotional demeanor
4Nearly always played the good guy
5Roles in westerns
6Cinched up chin strap
7Often cast as a sheriff hunting a group of outlaws
8Deep voice and unemotional demeanor
9Nearly always played the good guy
10Roles in westerns


Quotes

#Quote
1[on his father] He went to see all my films, not because he had a son starring in them, but because he thought I looked like Wallace Reid, his favorite actor.
2[on his short marriage to heiress Marianna du Pont Somerville] Our separation is entirely friendly. It's merely a case of being separated too much, which did not prove compatible with marriage.
3[on his mother] She was an old-fashioned Southern lady who always contended movies were not here to stay, My five sisters took her to see me in a film and the first time she saw me on the screen, she said, 'Oh, no! That can't be Randolph. This feller's older than Randy and not so good-looking.'
4I had always been a fatalist about my career. What was to be was to be. At least it worked out that way in my case. My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly making pictures doesn't interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.
5Frankly, I don't like publicity. I always remember something that David Belasco said and had incorporated in the contracts of his stars. His theory was, "Never let yourself be seen in public unless they pay for it". To me, that makes sense. The most glamorous, the most fascinating star our business ever had was Garbo [Greta Garbo]. Why? Because she kept herself from the public. Each member of the audience had his own idea of what she was really like. But take the other stars of today. There is no mystery about them. The public knows what kind of toothpaste they use, whether they sleep in men's pajamas and every intimate fact of their lives. When I read publicity about them, I can tell just which press agent they employ.
6[in 1962] All the old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn't interest me too much any more.
7They have been the mainstay of the industry ever since its beginning. And they have been good to me. Westerns are a type of picture which everybody can see and enjoy. Westerns always make money. And they always increase a star's fan following.
8[on his father] He went to see all my films, not because he had a son starring in them, but because he thought I looked like Wallace Reid, his favorite actor.
9[on his short marriage to heiress Marianna du Pont Somerville] Our separation is entirely friendly. It's merely a case of being separated too much, which did not prove compatible with marriage.
10[on his mother] She was an old-fashioned Southern lady who always contended movies were not here to stay, My five sisters took her to see me in a film and the first time she saw me on the screen, she said, 'Oh, no! That can't be Randolph. This feller's older than Randy and not so good-looking.'
11I had always been a fatalist about my career. What was to be was to be. At least it worked out that way in my case. My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly making pictures doesn't interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.
12Frankly, I don't like publicity. I always remember something that David Belasco said and had incorporated in the contracts of his stars. His theory was, "Never let yourself be seen in public unless they pay for it". To me, that makes sense. The most glamorous, the most fascinating star our business ever had was Garbo [Greta Garbo]. Why? Because she kept herself from the public. Each member of the audience had his own idea of what she was really like. But take the other stars of today. There is no mystery about them. The public knows what kind of toothpaste they use, whether they sleep in men's pajamas and every intimate fact of their lives. When I read publicity about them, I can tell just which press agent they employ.
13[in 1962] All the old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn't interest me too much any more.
14They have been the mainstay of the industry ever since its beginning. And they have been good to me. Westerns are a type of picture which everybody can see and enjoy. Westerns always make money. And they always increase a star's fan following.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997In Memoriam AwardGolden Boot Awards
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6243 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star15th place.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go West Young Man1936Bud Norton
The Last of the Mohicans1936Hawkeye
And Sudden Death1936Police Lt. James Knox
Follow the Fleet1936Bilge Smith
She1935Leo Vincey
Village Tale1935T.N. 'Slaughter' Somerville
So Red the Rose1935Duncan Bedford
Roberta1935John Kent
Rocky Mountain Mystery1935Larry Sutton
Home on the Range1935Tom Hatfield
Wagon Wheels1934Clint Belmet
The Last Round-Up1934Jim Cleve
Lone Cowboy1933
Broken Dreams1933Dr. Robert Morley
To the Last Man1933Lynn Hayden
Man of the Forest1933Brett Dale
Cocktail Hour1933Randolph Morgan
Sunset Pass1933Ash Preston
Supernatural1933Grant Wilson
Murders in the Zoo1933Dr. Jack Woodford
The Thundering Herd1933Tom Doan
Hello, Everybody!1933Hunt Blake
Wild Horse Mesa1932Chane Weymer
Hot Saturday1932Bill Fadden
Heritage of the Desert1932Jack Hare
A Successful Calamity1932Larry Rivers, the Polo Coach
Sky Bride1932Captain Frank Robertson
Women Men Marry1931Steve Bradley
Born Reckless1930Dick Milburn (uncredited)
Dynamite1929Coal Miner (unconfirmed, uncredited)
The Virginian1929Rider (uncredited)
Half Marriage1929Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Illusion1929Party Guest (uncredited)
Sailor's Holiday1929uncredited
The Black Watch192942nd Highlander (uncredited)
The Far Call1929Helms
Weary River1929Man in Audience (0:56) (uncredited)
Sharp Shooters1928Foreign Serviceman in Moroccan Cafe (uncredited)
Ride the High Country1962Gil Westrum
Comanche Station1960Jefferson Cody
Ride Lonesome1959Ben Brigade
Westbound1959Capt. John Hayes
Buchanan Rides Alone1958Tom Buchanan
Decision at Sundown1957Bart Allison
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend1957Capt. Buck Devlin
The Tall T1957Pat Brennan
7th Cavalry1956Capt. Tom Benson
Seven Men from Now1956Ben Stride
A Lawless Street1955Marshal Calem Ware
Tall Man Riding1955Larry Madden
Rage at Dawn1955James Barlow
Ten Wanted Men1955John Stewart
The Bounty Hunter1954Jim Kipp
Riding Shotgun1954Larry Delong
Thunder Over the Plains1953Captain David Porter
The Stranger Wore a Gun1953Jeff Travis
The Man Behind the Gun1953Major Ransome Callicut
Three Lives1953ShortCommentator
Hangman's Knot1952Major Matt Stewart
Carson City1952Silent Jeff Kincaid
Starlift1951Randolph Scott
Man in the Saddle1951Owen Merritt
Fort Worth1951Ned Britt
Santa Fe1951Britt Canfield
Sugarfoot1951Jackson 'Sugarfoot' Redan
The Cariboo Trail1950Jim Redfern
Colt .451950Steve Farrell
The Nevadan1950Andrew Barclay
Fighting Man of the Plains1949Jim Dancer
The Doolins of Oklahoma1949Bill Doolin Bill Daley
Canadian Pacific1949Tom Andrews
The Walking Hills1949Jim Carey
Return of the Bad Men1948Vance
Coroner Creek1948Chris Danning
Albuquerque1948Cole Armin
Christmas Eve1947Jonathan 'Johnny'
Gunfighters1947Brazos Kane
Trail Street1947Bat
Home, Sweet Homicide1946Lt. Bill Smith
Badman's Territory1946Mark Rowley
Abilene Town1946Dan Mitchell
Captain Kidd1945Adam Mercy Adam Blayne
China Sky1945Dr. Gray Thompson
Belle of the Yukon1944Honest John Calhoun
Follow the Boys1944Randolph Scott (uncredited)
'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders1943Col. Thorwald
Corvette K-2251943Lieut. Commander MacClain
The Desperadoes1943Sheriff Steve Upton
Bombardier1943Capt. Buck Oliver
Pittsburgh1942Cash Evans
The Spoilers1942Alex McNamara
To the Shores of Tripoli1942Sgt. Dixie Smith
Paris Calling1941Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Jordan
Belle Starr1941Sam Starr
Western Union1941Vance Shaw
When the Daltons Rode1940Tod Jackson
My Favorite Wife1940Stephen Burkett
Virginia City1940Vance Irby
20,000 Men a Year1939Brad Reynolds
Coast Guard1939Lt. Thomas 'Speed' Bradshaw
Frontier Marshal1939Wyatt Earp
Susannah of the Mounties1939Monty - Inspector Angus Montague
Jesse James1939Will Wright
The Road to Reno1938Steve Fortness
The Texans1938Kirk Jordan
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm1938Anthony Kent
High, Wide, and Handsome1937Peter Cortlandt

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comanche Station1960producer - uncredited
Ride Lonesome1959producer - uncredited
Buchanan Rides Alone1958associate producer
Decision at Sundown1957associate producer
The Tall T1957associate producer
7th Cavalry1956associate producer
A Lawless Street1955associate producer
Ten Wanted Men1955associate producer
The Stranger Wore a Gun1953associate producer
Hangman's Knot1952associate producer
Man in the Saddle1951associate producer
The Nevadan1950producer - uncredited
The Doolins of Oklahoma1949associate producer - uncredited
The Walking Hills1949producer - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Albuquerque1948performer: "De Camptown Races"
Pittsburgh1942performer: "Oh My Darling Clementine"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Virginian1929dialect coach - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Golf1960TV SeriesHimself
It Happened in Hollywood1960TV Series documentaryHimself
Bing Crosby and His Friends1958TV SpecialHimself
Screen Snapshots: Men of the West1953ShortHimself - Ralph Staub's Guest
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes Western1951Documentary shortHimself
Rough But Hopeful1946ShortHimself
Three of a Kind1941ShortHimself
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play1941Documentary shortHimself
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle1935ShortHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-61934ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Svengoolie2016TV SeriesDr. Jack Woodford
The Naked Archaeologist2008TV Series documentaryAdam
Amérique, notre histoire2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet2005Video short
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1993-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond2000TV Short documentaryHimself
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs2000TV Movie documentary
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender1997DocumentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryPat Brennan, 'The Tall T' (uncredited)
La classe américaine1993TV MovieJoel Hammond
Gunfighters of the Old West1992Video documentaryTownsman (uncredited)
Legends of the West1992DocumentaryActor in 'Frontier Marshal' (uncredited)
The West That Never Was1987TV Movie documentary
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryGil Westrom
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHimself
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...1965TV Series documentary
Wagon Wheels1953ShortClint Belnet
Land of Liberty1939

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