Conrad Scott-Forbes, popularly known as Scott Forbes, was a movie and television actor and screenwriter. In his later career as a screenwriter, he was credited as C. Scott Forbes.
Forbes was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. He attended Repton, a public school near Derby, England, and then studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked for the Ministry of Defence before settling on a performing career.
In the 1940s Forbes used the name Julian Dallas, appearing in Night Boat to London, Mrs. Fitzherbert, But Not in Vain, This Was a Woman and The Reluctant Widow. He also appeared on the stage as Julian Dallas, spending a year with the Liverpool Old Vic, and in London under the direction of John Gielgud in The Cradle Song, among other plays.
Following his few British productions, he moved to the U.S. and he quickly found film work. Consigned mainly to action roles in Warner Bros. films such as Rocky Mountain and Operation Pacific, Forbes played more in-depth characters on TV. He was Maxim de Winter in “Rebecca” in a live performance for the Broadway Television Theatre in 1952. He also played the Duke of Cornwall in Peter Brook’s 1953 television adaptation of King Lear with Orson Welles as Lear. One of his best known roles was on The Deep Six, which was a 1953 installment of NBC’s Robert Montgomery Presents. In the 1955-1956 season, he guest starred in NBC’s western anthology series Frontier.