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Born Randolph Crane in Orange County, Va., on Jan. 23, 1898, the ruggedly handsome Randolph Scott didn't think of becoming an actor until he was randomly discovered by Howard Hughes in the late 1920s and played a bit part in a silent picture.

Taking on various roles throughout the 1930s and '40s, he eventually found his niche as the quintessential American cowboy admired by audiences and critics alike in Westerns such as Virginia City (1940), Western Union (1941), Seven Men from Now (1956), The Tall T (1957), Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) and his final film, Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1962).

His fistfight with John Wayne in The Spoilers (1942) is often cited as one of the most memorable ever filmed. Scott died on March 2, 1987.

Randolph Scott in My Favorite Wife

My Favorite Wife

1940 NR

After a man's wife has gone seven years missing at sea (and is long believed dead), she suddenly shows up on the very day he's about to marry again! Cary Grant stars as the beleaguered husband, and Irene Dunne is hilarious as his returning wife. She -- on top of everything else -- must adjust to a hectic life far removed from the island where she was marooned. Garson Kanin directs this comedy, which received three Oscar nods.

  • Randolph Scott in Seven Men from Now Seven Men from Now
  • Randolph Scott in Ten Wanted Men Ten Wanted Men
  • Randolph Scott in Ride Lonesome Ride Lonesome
  • Randolph Scott in Buchanan Rides Alone Buchanan Rides Alone
  • Randolph Scott in Hot Saturday / Torch Singer Hot Saturday / Torch Singer
  • Randolph Scott in The Spoilers The Spoilers
  • Randolph Scott in Decision at Sundown Decision at Sundown
  • Randolph Scott in Ride the High Country Ride the High Country
  • Randolph Scott in Roberta Roberta
  • Randolph Scott in She She
  • Randolph Scott in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Randolph Scott in Jesse James Jesse James
  • Randolph Scott in The Man Behind the Gun The Man Behind the Gun
  • Randolph Scott in Comanche Station Comanche Station
  • Randolph Scott in Mae West: The Glamour Collection Mae West: The Glamour Collection
  • Randolph Scott in Susannah of the Mounties Susannah of the Mounties
  • Randolph Scott in To the Shores of Tripoli To the Shores of Tripoli
  • Randolph Scott in Gung Ho! Gung Ho!
  • Randolph Scott in The Desperadoes The Desperadoes
  • Randolph Scott in Santa Fe Santa Fe
  • Randolph Scott in Man in the Saddle Man in the Saddle
  • Randolph Scott in A Lawless Street A Lawless Street
  • Randolph Scott in Pittsburgh / The Conqueror Pittsburgh / The Conqueror
  • Randolph Scott in Battles of Reverence: World War II Battles of Reverence: World War II
  • Randolph Scott in Belle of the Yukon Belle of the Yukon
  • Randolph Scott in The Tall T The Tall T