George C. Scott

scott1October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999

George Campbell Scott won a lot of awards over the course of his prolific career. He didn’t necessarily accept all of them, but he won them nonetheless.

A gifted actor on both stage and screen, Scott is best remembered for his iconic roles in both Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and, of course, Patton (with Westwood neighbor Karl Malden). For the latter, he was nominated – for the third time – for an Academy Award. He refused the nomination famously saying “The whole thing is a goddamn meat parade. I don’t want any part of it.” Naturally, he won anyway.  His stage accomplishments were just as decorated. He was nominated for the Tony Award three times for his performances in Uncle Vanya, Inherit the Wind and Death of a Salesman. Scott’s other credits are too lenghthy to list, so I’ll just skip to the end: due to various situations throughout his life, Scott developed a drinking problem.  And drinking problems take their toll. He died of an abdominal rupture of the aorta at the age of 71.

Yep, the guy who famously played “Old Blood and Guts” literally died of blood…in the gut.

I’ll let myself out.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Rose Garden (unmarked); Just south of the southern road in the park is a row of garden plots facing north, George’s plot is the 3rd one in from the eastern edge, just one plot to the east of Walter Matthau.

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