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Zachary Scott
Birth: Feb. 21, 1914
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1965
Texas, USA

Actor. Distantly related to George Washington and Bat Masterson, he originally intended to be a surgeon like his father, and studied medicine at the University of Texas. After deciding he preferred the theater, he dropped out of college and signed on as a cabin boy on a freighter bound for England. He and his first wife, Elaine Anderson (who later married John Steinbeck), were active in local Austin theater when they were spotted by Alfred Lund, who recommended them to producers in New York. While performing on Broadway, he was signed to a movie contract by Jack Warner; his first film appearance was 1944's "The Mask of Dimitrios." Although he was well received for his role in this film as well as others such as "Mildred Pierce" and "The Southerner," he wasn't promoted much by Warners, and his film career declined. He married his second wife Ruth Ford in 1952 and began to concentrate more on stage and television work. He also did some further film work, but never regained the level of fame he had enjoyed in the 1940's. In early 1965 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and despite surgery, died that October. (bio by: Jennifer M.) 
 
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  Ruth Ford (1911 - 2009)*
 
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Cause of death: Malignant brain tumor
 
Burial:
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 4, Lot 187A, Space 12
 
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Record added: Jan 14, 1999
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- JMW
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
Still remembered still missed. RIP.
- AJF
 Added: May. 27, 2014

- Trisha W.
 Added: May. 14, 2014
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