Zachary Scott

Actor, Cabin boy
Handsome, slender, often mustachioed actor, who, after making his mark on the stage, made an auspicious film debut in the title role of "The Mask of Dimitrios" in 1944. Scott contributed a memorable turn as a ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1914 in Austin, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

It's Only Money 1961 (Movie)

Gregory DeWitt (Actor)

The Young One 1959 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Bandido 1956 (Movie)

Kennedy (Actor)

Flame of the Islands 1956 (Movie)

Wade Evans (Actor)

Shotgun 1955 (Movie)

Reb (Actor)

Appointment in Honduras 1953 (Movie)

Harry Sheppard (Actor)

Let's Make It Legal 1951 (Movie)

Victor Macfarland (Actor)

Born to Be Bad 1950 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Ruthless 1948 (Movie)

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Stallion Road 1947 (Movie)

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Mildred Pierce 1945 (Movie)

Monte Beragon (Actor)

The Mask of Dimitrios 1944 (Movie)

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Cass Timberlane (Movie)

Brad Criley (Actor)

Flaxy Martin (Movie)

Walter Colby (Actor)

Guilty Bystander (Movie)

Max Thursday (Actor)

Her Kind of Man (Movie)

Steve Maddux (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

Lightning Strikes Twice (Movie)

Harvey Turner (Actor)

One Last Fling (Movie)

Larry Pearce (Actor)

South of St. Louis (Movie)

Charlie Burns (Actor)

Stronghold (Movie)

Don Miguel Navarro (Actor)

The Secret of Convict Lake (Movie)

Greer (Actor)

The Southerner (Movie)

Sam Tucker (Actor)

The Unfaithful (Movie)

Bob Hunter (Actor)

Wings of Danger (Movie)

Van (Actor)

Biography

Handsome, slender, often mustachioed actor, who, after making his mark on the stage, made an auspicious film debut in the title role of "The Mask of Dimitrios" in 1944. Scott contributed a memorable turn as a sharecropper in Jean Renoir's finest American work, "The Southerner" (1945), and went on to play a variety of unctuous cads and scoundrels (with an occasional sympathetic variation) through the 1950s and early 60s. One of his best remembered performances was as the seductive, snaky socialite who marries the ultimate upwardly mobile mom, "Mildred Pierce" (1945). He was married to actress Ruth Ford.

Relationships

Elaine Anderson

Wife
married on February 24, 1935 divorced in 1949 later married novelist John Steinbeck in 1950

Ruth Ford

Wife
married in June 1952

Zachary Scott

Father
descendant of George Washington

Waverly Scott

Daughter
born in 1935 mother, Elaine Anderson

Wendy Scott

Daughter
Ford's daughter with Peter Van Eyck legally adopted by Scott

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas
originally enrolled in medicine; changed major to drama left after freshman year in 1931; returned to studies in 1935

Milestones

1965

In July, underwent brain surgery

1964

Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor

1963

Last stage appearance in "Rainy Night in Newark"

1962

Final film, "It's Only Money"

1961

Portrayed Rochester in a TV adaptation of "Jane Eyre" (CBS)

1960

Directed by Luis Bunuel in "The Young One/La Joven"

1959

Starred opposite wife Ruth Ford on Broadway in the short-lived "Requiem for a Nun"

1956

Played the King in the Broadway musical "The King and I"

1956

Co-starred with Gilbert Roland and Robert Mitchum in "Bandito"

1951

Arrested twice; once in New Orleans for drinking with blacks; and again in Hawaii for public drunkeness

1951

When Warner Bros. contract ended, worked free-lance

1950

Injured in a boating accident

1948

Played a remorseless villain in "Ruthless"

1944

Starred in what is generally considered his best role, "The Southerner"

1944

Co-starred with Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"

1943

Signed to severn-year contract by Warner Bros.

1943

Screen debut in "The Mask of Dimitrios"

1940

Moved to NYC to work with the Theater Guild

1935

Returned to the USA

1934

First prominent stage role in "The Outsider" performed in Bath, England

Dropped out of college and sailed to England to pursue a stage career

Toured with the English Repertory Company

Began appearing in TV shows like "Robert Montgomery Presents", "Lux Video Theater" and others

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