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Birthdate :February 21, 1914
Country :United States
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Zachary Scott Timeline
1936Daughter, Waverly Scott (b.1936)
1936His daughter, Waverly Elaine Scott, was born January 24, 1936. Although Hollyood publicists wrote that she had been named after the novel, she was in fact named after her maternal grandfather. If she had been a boy, Scott had planned on naming him Zachary Thomson Scott III.
1941His daughter, Shelley, was born in 1941. He adopted her when he married her mother, Ruth Ford.
1949First wife actress Elaine Anderson filed for divorce citing mental cruelty in November of 1949, but it was widely suggested she had fallen in love with author John Steinbeck. She and Steinbeck married in December of 1950, only months after the divorce was final.
1951In 1951 he was arrested at a bar in Louisiana for violating segregation laws. He was in a black establishment drinking alcohol with African-Americans. he protested in court that he was invited to the bar by black men in uniform and that he was proud to drink with US soldiers.
1953He filed papers to adopt his daughter, Shelley, on Feb. 9, 1953. The adoption was finalized later that year.
1957His grandson, David Melville Skinner, was born on January 6, 1957.
1961He was arrested in the summer of 1961 in Hawaii for public intoxication. He was doing a hula dance outside a bar when he was arrested.
1968The oldest continuously operating theatre in Texas, also one of ten original resident theatre companies in America, was renamed the Zachary Scott Theatre in 1968 in honor of the Austin-born actor. In the early 1990's, the theatre moved to professional status with Actor's Equity Association and was selected for a National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Grant.
1983His mother, Sally Lee Scott, died November 1983 at 95. She left everything to be divided by her 3 children. Zachary Scott's two daughters split their late father's share. his widow, Ruth, tried to sue for a share of it for herself, but didn't have enough money for a lawyer.