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GEORGE C. SCOTT Academy Award and Emmy Award winning actor George C. Scott is shown in this 1987 photo from files. Scott took ill and left the Royale Theatre stage, in New York in mid-performance of ''Inherit the Wind,'' but his understudy, Tony Randall, came onstage from a seat in the audience and the play continued. Scott broke off his performance during a speech early in the second act, telling the audience, ''Excuse me. I have to leave.'' Scott, 68, was given oxygen backstage andthen went home to rest, according to Gary Springer, a spokesman for the production
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GEORGE C. SCOTT Academy Award and Emmy Award winning actor George C. Scott is shown in this 1987 photo from files. Scott took ill and left the Royale Theatre stage, in New York in mid-performance of ''Inherit the Wind,'' but his understudy, Tony Randall, came onstage from a seat in the audience and the play continued. Scott broke off his performance during a speech early in the second act, telling the audience, ''Excuse me. I have to leave.'' Scott, 68, was given oxygen backstage andthen went home to rest, according to Gary Springer, a spokesman for the production

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