Timothy Scott (actor, born 1937)

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Tom Harmon[1] (1937[2] – June 14, 1995), credited as Timothy Scott or Tim Scott, was an American actor.

Personal life[edit]

Scott was born in Detroit, Michigan, lived in New Mexico,[1] and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1959 for his acting career.[3] He had a wife Donna Leigh Scott, one stepdaughter Marisa Scott-Windom, and two sons, Scott Harmon and Dean Swope.[3] Scott co-founded the Met Theatre with James Gammon in Los Angeles.[3] He lived in Woodland Hills where he was undergoing treatment for lung cancer.[4]

Career[edit]

Scott made numerous appearances in both films and television, including many westerns. He portrayed Texas Ranger turned cowboy Pea Eye Parker in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove and its 1993 sequel Return to Lonesome Dove. He was replaced by Sam Shepard as Pea Eye in Streets of Laredo (1995).[1] He also appeared in films, like The Ballad of Josie (1967), The Way West (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Party (1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Vanishing Point (1971), One More Train to Rob (1971), Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1972), Love Me Deadly (1973), Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973), The Farmer (1977), The Electric Horseman (1979), Eureka (1983), Footloose (1984), Inside Out (1986), Chattahoochee (1989) and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).

Death[edit]

He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles at age 57.[1] Scott was commemorated in Los Angeles[3] and Texas.[4] He was cremated, his ashes scattered at screenwriter Bill Wittliff's ranch, Plum Creek, located between two Texas cities, Luling and Gonzales.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Holloway, Diane (June 17, 1995). "Character actor Tim Scott dies at age 57 - Actor had starred as Pea-Eye in Lonesome Dove". Austin American-Statesman. p. B2.  Record no. AAS534649. The source claims that he died on June 15, 1995.
  2. ^ Chad Hammett, ed. (2013). Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. p. 351. ISBN 978-0-292-73582-8. LCCN 2013027664. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "OBITUARY -- Timothy Scott". San Francisco Chronicle. July 3, 1995. 
  4. ^ a b Sumner, Jane (June 16, 1995). "Longtime character actor Tim Scott dies at age 57 - Credits include `Lonesome Dove' miniseries". The Dallas Morning News. p. 43A.  Record no. DAL1495403.

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