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    Unhappy 'Tarzan' Gordon Scott Passes Away

    American actor Gordon Scott who is renowned for his portrayal of Tarzan in five films has passed away at the age of 80.


    According to a spokesman for St Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the actor died of post-heart surgery complications.

    Actress and director Betty Thomas, in whose house the 'Tarzan' star spent his last years, visited Scott before the death and revealed the actor's fighting spirit against his ailment.

    "He opened one eye for a moment and gave me a wink," BBC quoted Thomas, as saying.

    She insisted that her husband Roger and she were a big fan of Scott and invited him to stay with the couple.

    "My husband has been a fan of his since he was a child. When we were in Hollywood about eight years ago, we looked him up. We invited him for a visit. He came and never left," she said

    Danton Burroughs, grandson of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice claimed that Scott played the role of the vine-swinging king of the jungle just as Rice had dreamt of.

    "He was an absolutely wonderful Tarzan, who played the character as an intelligent and nice man who carried himself well, much as my grandfather had originally written it," Burroughs said.

    Scott was a lifeguard at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas when he was discovered by Hollywood producer Sol Lesser.

    He worked in 24 movies including 'Tarzan's Hidden Jungle' (1955), 'Tarzan and the Lost Safari' (1957), the first Tarzan film which was released in colour, 'Tarzan's Fight For Life' 1958 , 'Tarzan's Greatest Adventure' (1959), 'Tarzan the Magnificent' (1960) in which Scott's successor in the Tarzan role, Jock Mahoney, played the villain.

    After the Tarzan movies, he came in Westerns and gladiator films.

    Scott fell in love with co-star Vera Miles during the production of his first film and the two married in 1954 but separated after four years.


    BALTIMORE - Gordon Scott, a handsome, muscular actor who portrayed an "intelligent and nice" Tarzan in 1950s movies, has died. He was 80.

    Scott, who had been living in a working class section of south Baltimore, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of post-heart surgery complications, a hospital spokesman said.

    Scott made 24 movies including "Tarzan and the Lost Safari" (1957), "Tarzan's Fight for Life" 1958, "Tarzan and the Trappers" 1958, "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" (1959) and "Tarzan the Magnificent" (1960).

    The cast in the 1959 movie included Sean Connery and Anthony Quayle.

    Scott was among a long line of actors, including Johnny Weissmuller, Elmo Lincoln and Larry "Buster" Crabbe, who portrayed Tarzan, the vine-swinging jungle hero created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    "He was an absolutely wonderful Tarzan who played the character as an intelligent and nice man who carried himself well, much as my grandfather had originally written it," Danton Burroughs told The Baltimore Sun.

    Scott was a lifeguard at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas when he was discovered by Hollywood producer Sol Lesser, said Scott's brother Rayfield Werschkull of Portland, Ore.

    He was signed to a seven-year-contract after he outperformed 200 other international candidates.

    During the 1954 production of his first film, "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle," he fell in love with co-star Vera Miles. The couple married that year and divorced four years later.

    Scott later appeared in Westerns and gladiator films.

    Scott's later years were spent in Baltimore, in the row house of Roger and Betty Thomas, who had befriended him.

    "My husband has been a fan of his since he was a child. When we were in Hollywood about eight years ago, we looked him up," said Betty Thomas. "We invited him for a visit. He came and never left."

    Although some sources said Scott was born in 1927, his brother told The Sun he was born a year earlier.





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    گوردون اسكات، بازيگر نقش تارزان طي دهه 50، روز گذشته در سن 80 سالگي درگذشت.

    به گزارش خبرگزاري فارس به نقل از پايگاه خبري بي*بي*سي، گوردون اسكات كه در سال 1954 با بازي در نقش تارزان به اوج شهرت رسيد، روز گذشته در پي يك عمل جراجي قلب ناموفق در بيمارستان جانز هاپكينز بالتيمور انگلستان در سن 80 سالگي درگذشت.

    اسكات، قبل از آنكه وارد عرصه بازيگري شود، بادي*گارد بود ولي به*طور اتفاقي توسط يك تهيه*كننده هاليوودي انتخاب شده و پس از آن توسط اين تهيه*كننده در 24 فيلم بازي كرد.

    گوردون اسكات اولين بار در سال 1954 در اولين فيلم خود با نام جنگل پنهان تارزان بازي كرده و همانجا به ورا ميلز، همتاي زن خود علاقمند شد و آن دو كمي بعد با يكديگر ازدواج كردند ولي 4 سال بعد از هم جدا شدند.

    اسكات پس از بازي در سري فيلم*هاي تارزان در فيلم*هاي وسترن و گلادياتوري ظاهر شد.





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