Timothy Scott (actor, born 1937)

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Tom Harmon [1] (July 20, 1937 [2] – June 14, 1995), credited as Timothy Scott or Tim Scott, was an American actor.


Personal life

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]


Scott appeared in nearly two dozen 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 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Vanishing Point (1971), and The Electric Horseman (1979), and television, like 1966 series Batman and miniseries Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life . [4]


Scott was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in 1994. [1] He died of a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital at age 57 in June 1995 where he was receiving cancer treatment. [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]

Selected filmography

Sources: [1] [3] [4]

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  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. 1 2 3 4 5 "OBITUARY -- Timothy Scott". San Francisco Chronicle . July 3, 1995.
  4. 1 2 3 4 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.