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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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ride the High Country 1962 Gil Westrum
Comanche Station 1960 Jefferson Cody
Ride Lonesome 1959 Ben Brigade
Westbound 1959 Capt. John Hayes
Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 Tom Buchanan
Decision at Sundown 1957 Bart Allison
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend 1957 Capt. Buck Devlin
The Tall T 1957 Pat Brennan
7th Cavalry 1956 Capt. Tom Benson
Seven Men from Now 1956 Ben Stride
A Lawless Street 1955 Marshal Calem Ware
Tall Man Riding 1955 Larry Madden
Rage at Dawn 1955 James Barlow
Ten Wanted Men 1955 John Stewart
The Bounty Hunter 1954 Jim Kipp
Riding Shotgun 1954 Larry Delong
Thunder Over the Plains 1953 Captain David Porter
The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953 Jeff Travis
The Man Behind the Gun 1953 Major Ransome Callicut
Three Lives 1953 Short Commentator
Hangman's Knot 1952 Major Matt Stewart
Carson City 1952 Silent Jeff Kincaid
Starlift 1951 Randolph Scott
Man in the Saddle 1951 Owen Merritt
Fort Worth 1951 Ned Britt
Santa Fe 1951 Britt Canfield
Sugarfoot 1951 Jackson 'Sugarfoot' Redan
The Cariboo Trail 1950 Jim Redfern
Colt .45 1950 Steve Farrell
The Nevadan 1950 Andrew Barclay
Fighting Man of the Plains 1949 Jim Dancer
The Doolins of Oklahoma 1949 Bill Doolin / Bill Daley
Canadian Pacific 1949 Tom Andrews
The Walking Hills 1949 Jim Carey
Return of the Bad Men 1948 Vance
Coroner Creek 1948 Chris Danning
Albuquerque 1948 Cole Armin
Christmas Eve 1947 Jonathan 'Johnny'
Gunfighters 1947 Brazos Kane
Trail Street 1947 Marshal William Bartley 'Bat' Masterson
Home, Sweet Homicide 1946 Lt. Bill Smith
Badman's Territory 1946 Mark Rowley
Abilene Town 1946 Dan Mitchell
Captain Kidd 1945 Adam Mercy / Adam Blayne
China Sky 1945 Dr. Gray Thompson
Belle of the Yukon 1944 Honest John Calhoun aka Gentleman Jack
Follow the Boys 1944 Randolph Scott (uncredited)
'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders 1943 Col. Thorwald
Corvette K-225 1943 Lieut. Commander MacClain
The Desperadoes 1943 The Sheriff
Bombardier 1943 Capt. Buck Oliver
Pittsburgh 1942 Cash Evans
The Spoilers 1942 Alex McNamara
To the Shores of Tripoli 1942 Sgt. Dixie Smith
Paris Calling 1941 Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Jordan
Belle Starr 1941 Sam Starr
Western Union 1941 Vance Shaw
When the Daltons Rode 1940 Tod Jackson
My Favorite Wife 1940 Burkett
Virginia City 1940 Vance Irby
20,000 Men a Year 1939 Brad Reynolds
Coast Guard 1939 Lt. Thomas 'Speed' Bradshaw
Frontier Marshal 1939 Wyatt Earp
Susannah of the Mounties 1939 Monty - Inspector Angus Montague
Jesse James 1939 Will Wright
The Road to Reno 1938 Steve Fortness
The Texans 1938 Kirk Jordan
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 1938 Anthony Kent
High, Wide, and Handsome 1937 Peter Cortlandt
Go West Young Man 1936 Bud Norton
The Last of the Mohicans 1936 Hawkeye
And Sudden Death 1936 Police Lt. James Knox
Follow the Fleet 1936 Bilge Smith
She 1935 Leo Vincey
Village Tale 1935 T.N. 'Slaughter' Somerville
So Red the Rose 1935 Duncan Bedford
Roberta 1935 John
Rocky Mountain Mystery 1935 Larry Sutton
Home on the Range 1935 Tom Hatfield
Wagon Wheels 1934 Clint Belmet
The Last Round-Up 1934 Jim Cleve
Broken Dreams 1933 Dr. Robert Morley
To the Last Man 1933 Lynn Hayden
Man of the Forest 1933 Brett Dale
Cocktail Hour 1933 Randolph Morgan
Sunset Pass 1933 Ash Preston
Supernatural 1933 Grant Wilson
Murders in the Zoo 1933 Dr. Jack Woodford
The Thundering Herd 1933 Tom Doan
Hello, Everybody! 1933 Hunt Blake
Wild Horse Mesa 1932 Chane Weymer
Hot Saturday 1932 Bill Fadden
Heritage of the Desert 1932 Jack Hare
A Successful Calamity 1932 Larry Rivers, the Polo Coach
Sky Bride 1932 Captain Frank Robertson
Women Men Marry 1931 Steve Bradley
Born Reckless 1930 Dick - Joan's Rejected Suitor (uncredited)
Dynamite 1929 Coal Miner (unconfirmed, uncredited)
The Virginian 1929 Rider (uncredited)
Half Marriage 1929 Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Sailor's Holiday 1929 uncredited
The Black Watch 1929 42nd Highlander (uncredited)
The Far Call 1929 Helms
Weary River 1929 Man in Audience (0:56) (uncredited)
Sharp Shooters 1928 Foreign Serviceman in Moroccan Cafe (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comanche Station 1960 producer - uncredited
Ride Lonesome 1959 producer - uncredited
Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 associate producer
Decision at Sundown 1957 associate producer
The Tall T 1957 associate producer
7th Cavalry 1956 associate producer
A Lawless Street 1955 associate producer
Ten Wanted Men 1955 associate producer
The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953 associate producer
Hangman's Knot 1952 associate producer
Man in the Saddle 1951 associate producer
The Nevadan 1950 producer - uncredited
The Doolins of Oklahoma 1949 associate producer - uncredited
The Walking Hills 1949 producer - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Virginian 1929 dialect coach - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Golf 1960 TV Series Himself
It Happened in Hollywood 1960 TV Series documentary Himself
Bing Crosby and His Friends 1958 TV Special Himself
Screen Snapshots: Men of the West 1953 Short Himself - Ralph Staub's Guest
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes Western 1951 Documentary short Himself
Rough But Hopeful 1946 Short Himself
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play 1941 Documentary short Himself
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle 1935 Short Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-6 1934 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Naked Archaeologist 2008 TV Series Adam
Amérique, notre histoire 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet 2005 Video short
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Masters 1999-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1993-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs 2000 TV Movie documentary
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender 1997 Documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary actor 'The Tall T' (uncredited)
La classe américaine 1993 TV Movie Joel Hammond
Gunfighters of the Old West 1992 Video documentary Townsman (uncredited)
Legends of the West 1992 Documentary Actor in 'Frontier Marshal' (uncredited)
The West That Never Was 1987 TV Movie documentary
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Gil Westrom
Hooray for Hollywood 1975 Documentary Himself
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... 1965 TV Series documentary
Wagon Wheels 1953 Short Clint Belnet
Land of Liberty 1939

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 In Memoriam Award Golden Boot Awards
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6243 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 15th place.


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#Fact
1 Scott's face is the model for the Oakland Raiders logo.
2 Was Margaret Mitchell's choice to play Ashley Wilkes in the movie version of her novel Gone with the Winbd.
3 According 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.
4 Scott 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.
5 In 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.
6 Lupe 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.
7 Scott was hired by Victor Fleming to coach Gary Cooper on speaking with a Virginia accent for "The Virginian.".
8 Playing golf with Howard Hughes got Scott his first movie job as an extra on a silent film with George O'Brien and Lois Moran.
9 The back injury that ended Scott's college gridiron career also prevented him from being accepted for military duty during World War One.
10 During 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.
11 Campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention.
12 At 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).
13 Retired 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).
14 He was very ill in the final years of his life, and was hospitalized several times with pneumonia.
15 From 1950 to 1953, Scott was among Hollywood's Top 10 box office draws.
16 Due to his shrewd financial investments, Scott was reportedly worth around $100 million by the end of his life.
17 He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood's biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California.
18 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 764-766. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
19 His 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.
20 Remained 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.
21 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1975.
22 Was the inspiration for the popular 1973 song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?," a top-20 country hit for the The Statler Brothers.
23 Interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, just four blocks from his boyhood home at 312 W. 10th Street.
24 Formed Ranown Productions with producer Harry Joe Brown and produced several films.
25 Best friends were Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Reverend Billy Graham.
26 Rode a beautiful blond sorrel horse named Stardust in many of his westerns.
27 From 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.
28 Scott 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.
29 In 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.
30 Lupe 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.
31 Scott was hired by Victor Fleming to coach Gary Cooper on speaking with a Virginia accent for "The Virginian.".
32 Playing golf with Howard Hughes got Scott his first movie job as an extra on a silent film with George O'Brien and Lois Moran.
33 The back injury that ended Scott's college gridiron career also prevented him from being accepted for military duty during WWII.
34 During 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.
35 Campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, and attended the Republican National Convention.
36 At 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).
37 Retired 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).
38 He was very ill in the final years of his life, and was hospitalized several times with pneumonia.
39 From 1950 to 1953, Scott was among Hollywood's Top 10 box office draws.
40 Due to his shrewd financial investments, Scott was reportedly worth around $100 million by the end of his life.
41 He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood's biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California.
42 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 764-766. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
43 His 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.
44 Remained 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.
45 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1975.
46 Was the inspiration for the popular 1973 song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?," a top-20 country hit for the The Statler Brothers.
47 Interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, just four blocks from his boyhood home at 312 W. 10th Street.
48 Formed Ranown Productions with producer Harry Joe Brown and produced several films.
49 Best friends were Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Reverend Billy Graham.
50 Rode a beautiful blond sorrel horse named Stardust in many of his westerns.
51 During 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.

#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.'
4 I 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.
5 Frankly, 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.
7 They 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.'
11 I 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.
12 Frankly, 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.
14 They 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.

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