George Campbell Scott

George C. Scott was born in Wise, Virginia in 1927.

His mother died when he was 8 years old. In 1945 he joined the Marines and served for four years. After his service he attended University of Missouri Journalism School for one year. He achieved success as an actor first on Broadway and then in films. He was nominated for two academy awards and won a third for best actor for Patton which he refused, the first actor ever to do so. He produced and directed, and starred in many great films, including Dr. Strangelove.

He was married five times, twice to actress Colleen Dewhurst, and had six children. He died in 1999.