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Gordon Scott

Gordon ScottAKA Gordon M. Werschkul

Born: 3-Aug-1926
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Died: 30-Apr-2007
Location of death: Baltimore, MD
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Buried, Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Played Tarzan, 1955-60

Military service: US Army (drill instructor and MP, discharged 1947)

Gordon Scott worked as a fireman, a cowboy, a tractor salesman, and a lifeguard before being 'discovered' by a Hollywood talent scout. The title role in Tarzan's Hidden Jungle was his first job as an actor, and he promptly married his Jane, Vera Miles. In addition to his six turns as Tarzan, he starred in numerous European action movies, most memorably fighting zombies in Maciste contro il vampiro (Goliath and the Vampires).

Father: Stanley Werschkul
Mother: Alice
Brother: Rayfield Werschkul
Wife: Vera Miles (actress, m. 1954, div. 1959, one son)
Son: Michael Scott (b. 1957)

    University: University of Oregon (one term)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Death Ray (28-Jan-1967)
    The Tramplers (31-Dec-1965)
    Hero of Rome (25-Jun-1964)
    Conquest of Mycene (21-Dec-1963)
    Duel of the Titans (6-Dec-1961)
    Tarzan the Magnificent (20-Jul-1960)
    Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (8-Jul-1959) · Tarzan
    Tarzan's Fight for Life (15-Aug-1958)
    Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) · Tarzan
    Tarzan and the Lost Safari (12-Apr-1957) · Tarzan
    Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (17-Oct-1955)


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