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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.
Cast (Feature Film)
First prominent stage role in "The Outsider" performed in Bath, England
Returned to the USA
Moved to NYC to work with the Theater Guild
Signed to severn-year contract by Warner Bros.
Screen debut in "The Mask of Dimitrios"
Co-starred with Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"
Starred in what is generally considered his best role, "The Southerner"
Played a remorseless villain in "Ruthless"
Injured in a boating accident
When Warner Bros. contract ended, worked free-lance
Arrested twice; once in New Orleans for drinking with blacks; and again in Hawaii for public drunkeness
Co-starred with Gilbert Roland and Robert Mitchum in "Bandito"
Played the King in the Broadway musical "The King and I"
Starred opposite wife Ruth Ford on Broadway in the short-lived "Requiem for a Nun"
Directed by Luis Bunuel in "The Young One/La Joven"
Portrayed Rochester in a TV adaptation of "Jane Eyre" (CBS)
Final film, "It's Only Money"
Last stage appearance in "Rainy Night in Newark"
Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor
In July, underwent brain surgery