What Kind of Scandals Has Randolph Scott Been Involved In?


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1950s Hollywood star Randolph Scott figured in scandals concerning his sexual orientation. According to rumors, he was leading man Cary Grant's long-term lover, with both of them living together on and off for 10 years, sharing a beach house in Santa Monica and an apartment in Los Angeles.

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Scott and Grant met on the set of the 1932 film "Hot Saturday" where they shared only one scene. However, the two soon became friends and began living together to "save on living expenses," a living arrangement that continued throughout their marriages and divorces with women. They became lifelong friends. Fan magazines of the day published photos of the two male stars in a variety of activities that fueled speculation the two were a gay couple. After Scott passed away in 1987, his adoptive son Christopher published the biography "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?" which rebuts his father's rumored homosexuality.

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