Movie Cowboy: He was born Randolph Crane in 1898 and he went off to WW1 at 14 when he lied about his age.
Scott eventually attended Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina where he got a degree in engineering.
He was Gary Cooper's dialogue coach in the 1929 film "The Virginian". His break came he starred as Hawkeye in "The Last of the Mohicans" in 1936 and he gained stardom in 1941 in the film "Western Union" after doing a number of WWII combat films.
Scott made 42 westerns in all; his last was "Ride the High Country" in 1962 with director Sam Peckinpah, staring as an over-the-hill former lawman.