Appeared in "Uncle Vanya" on Broadway. Drama (revival).
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George Campbell Scott
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on psychoanalysis] Four visits. I kept laughing. I couldn't get serious. If it helps you, it helps you. If standing on your head on the roof helps you, it helps you - if you think so.
He accepted the role of Sheriff Bill Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night
(1967), according to producer Walter Mirisch
's memoir "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History". Scott backed out when wife Colleen Dewhurst
wanted him to direct her in a play on Broadway. Mirisch then offered the role to Rod Steiger
, who accepted and won an Oscar. Steiger later turned down the lead in Patton
Distinctive raspy voice