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Scotty Beckett (Scott Hastings Beckett)

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Biography

Oakland, California, USA
Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories.

Born Scott Hastings Beckett on September 30, 1929 in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to Los Angeles when Scotty was 3 years old. Shortly after arriving in LA, Beckett's father was hospitalized and Scotty would frequently entertain his dad by singing songs. Read more...

Actor

Character: Boy Auditioning for Miss Adams

Stand Up and Cheer! 1934

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Character: Anthony's Son

Anthony Adverse 1936

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Character: Alexandre Walewska

Conquest 1937

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Character: Young Nick Pryor

Wells Fargo 1937

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Character: Billie Wingate

Listen, Darling 1938

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Character: Mike O'Mara as a Child

The Devil's Party 1938

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Character: Buster Samuels

Days of Jesse James 1939

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Character: Oliver as a Child

My Son, My Son! 1940

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Character: Tanoa, as a child

Aloma of the South Seas 1941

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Character: Parris Mitchell - as a Boy

Kings Row 1942

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Character: Joel Yancey

The Vanishing Virginian 1942

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Character: Henry Van Cleve, Age 9

Heaven Can Wait 1943

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Character: Junior Lyons

The Youngest Profession 1943

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Character: Ali Baba as a Child

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1944

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Character: Asa Yoelson / Al Jolson, as a boy

The Jolson Story 1946

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Character: Kim Drummond

My Reputation 1946

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Character: Ogden 'Oogie' Pringle

A Date with Judy 1948

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Character: William J. Hooper

Battleground 1949

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Character: Coast Guard Navigator

The High and the Mighty 1954

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Character: Pickals

Telephone Time 1956

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Character: Actor unidentified 'Our Gang' film

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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