George Campbell Scott was born on 18th October 1927 in the Wise city of Virginia, USA. He was also known by the nickname, G.C. G.C. had a height of 6 feet. He is the son of Helena Agnes Scott and George Dewey Scott, who was an executive at the Buick Motor Division, USA. The actor got married five times. At first, he married the actress Carolyn Hughes in 1951 and separated from her in 1955. His second marriage was to Patricia Reed (actress) in 1955. Later in 1960, the two got separated. He tied the knot with the American actress
in 1960 and divorced her after five years in 1965.
The couple again tried to work things out in 1967 and stayed together for five more years, but eventually both of them ended their marriage in 1972. George then married his fifth and the last wife, Trish Van Devere (actress) in 1972. He is the father of seven children (3 daughters and four sons), Michelle, Victoria, Campbell, Devon, Alexander, George, and Mathew. Scott did his schooling from the Redford High School of the Detroit city of Michigan. He then joined the Marine Corps of the United States of America in 1945. He served US Navy for four years as a Sergeant.
At the Marine Corps, he was posted in the 8th and I Barracks of the Washington DC and also got an opportunity to be a teacher of radio speaking and English Literature at the Institute of Marine Corps. He did his Majors in Journalism from the University of Missouri. It was here at Missouri that he got interested in dramatics and did his first professional performance in the play, The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan. He played the role of a barrister. George made his first TV appearance in the show, The DuPont Show of the Month, in 1958.
He acted in just one episode, titled ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, which was based on the famous novel of the same name, written by
. He played the role of the character, Jacques. He is best known for his performance in the movie, The Hospital, of 1971. This was a satirical film made by Paddy Chayefsky. In this film, George was in the lead role and played Dr. Herbert Herb Bock. The movie was a massive hit and received nominations in all the major award shows and also won an Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay. Scott was nominated for the Oscars Award and BAFTA Award under the category of the Best Actor.
Campbell has also directed three movies and produced one. The actor-director died at the age of 71, due to an abdominal rupture on 22nd September 1999 in Westlake Village of California.