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Net Worth:
$25 Million
Oct 18, 1927 - Sep 22, 1999 (71 years old)
6 ft (1.85 m)
Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Theatrical producer, Theatre Director, Soldier, Voice Actor
United States of America
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George C. Scott was an American actor, director, and producer who had a net worth of $25 million at the time of his death in 1999. That's the same as around $30 million in today's dollars. Over the course of his career, Scott won numerous awards for his performances, including an Academy Award for his role in "Patton" and four Emmy Awards for his work in television. Scott was known for his temper and his tendency to speak his mind, which sometimes got him into trouble. He famously turned down the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Patton," calling the ceremony "a two-hour meat parade."

Notable Salaries

George earned $10,000 per episode of "East Side/West Side" in 1963. The show aired 63 episodes, which translates to $630,000 in earnings. That's the same as $5.5 million in today's money.

In 1970 he was paid a base salary of $600,000 to appear in "Patton". He was also given 5% of the gross earnings. When the movie went on to make $45 million at the box office, George earned an additional $2.25 million. That's the same as $15 million today which proved to be by far George's biggest single career payday.

In 1973 he earned a base salary of $750,000 for "The Day of the Dolphin". He was also given 10% of the gross. Unfortunately the movie only went on to earn $8 million. That translated into an $800,000 bonus for George.

George earned $1 million for 1975's "The Hindenburg" plus a percent of profits. It's unclear how profitable the movie was after Hollywood accounting.

He earned $1 million for 1980's "The Changeling" and $1.25 million for 1980's "The Formula".

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Early Life and Military Service

George Campbell Scott was born on October 18, 1927, in Wise, Virginia. His father, George Dewey Scott, was a U.S. Army officer, and his mother, Helena Agnes Scott, was an artist. Scott grew up in a military family and attended several different schools as his family moved around the country. He eventually attended college at the University of Missouri, where he studied journalism.

After college, Scott joined the United States Marine Corps and served as an artillery observer during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1951 and decided to pursue a career in acting.

Early Acting Career

Scott began his acting career in New York City, where he performed on stage and on television. He appeared in several Off-Broadway productions before making his Broadway debut in "Comes a Day" in 1958. He continued to work in the theater throughout the 1960s, earning critical acclaim for his performances in plays such as "The Andersonville Trial" and "Uncle Vanya."

Film Career

Scott's film career began in the early 1960s, and he quickly established himself as a powerful and versatile actor. He earned his first Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Hustler" (1961), in which he played the ruthless pool shark Bert Gordon. He went on to appear in numerous films over the next several decades, including "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964), "The Bible: In the Beginning…" (1966), and "Patton" (1970), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Television Career

In addition to his work in film and theater, Scott also appeared in numerous television shows throughout his career. He won four Emmy Awards for his work in television, including for his role as the titular character in "The Price" (1971) and for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in a 1984 television adaptation of "A Christmas Carol."

Personal Life and Real Estate

George C. Scott was married five times including to Colleen Dewhurst twice and Trish Van Devere. He had seven children including actors Devon and Campbell Scott. George C. Scott passed away on September 22, 1999 at 71 years old.

In 2001, George's widow Trish put their 14.5-acre Greenwich, Connecticut estate on the market for $11.5 million. They bought the property in the 1970s for a little under $500,000. She ultimately reduced the asking price to around $9 million. She finally sold the property in 2005 for $8.725 million to a real estate developer. The new owner razed the previous home and built a 14,000 square-foot manner. In 2011 the developer flipped the property for an impressive $32.5 million.

The Scotts also had a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Westlake Village within a gated community.

Later Career and Legacy

Scott continued to act in films and television shows throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including in "The Exorcist III" (1990) and "Malice" (1993). He also continued to work on stage, earning critical acclaim for his performance in a 1994 revival of "Inherit the Wind."

Scott passed away on September 22, 1999, at the age of 71. He is remembered as one of the greatest actors of his generation/

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