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Scott, Pippa (I) Biography




biography of Scott, Pippa (I)

10 November 1935, New York City, New York, USA
Pippa Scott is the daughter of screenwriter 'Allan Scott (I)' (qv), responsible for the 'Ginger Rogers' (qv)-'Fred Astaire' (qv) films and is an actress-producer in her own right. She was educated at Radcliffe in Cambridge, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in California and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. Miss Scott's debut was as the lead in 'Jed Harris (I)' (qv)' final production on Broadway of "Child of Fortune", based upon 'Henry James (I)' (qv)' "Wings of the Dove", on her return to the United States, and she never looked back. Other Broadway appearances followed such as "Miss Lonelyhearts"; "The Apollo Of Bellac"; "Look Back In Anger"; and "Mary, Mary", which she also took on national tour in the United States. Miss Scott acted in such films as 'John Ford (I)' (qv)'s _The Searchers (1956)_ (qv); _Auntie Mame (1958)_ (qv); _Petulia (1968)_ (qv); _My Six Loves (1963)_ (qv); _Cold Turkey (1971)_ (qv); and was a consistent performer in regional and summer theaters such as 'John Houseman (I)' (qv)'s Theater Group in Los Angeles and the Williamstown Playhouse in Massachusetts. She performed in scores of episodic television productions in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s (see filmography). Miss Scott was a founding partner of "Lorimar Productions" which, as an Emmy-award winning television company, was the single largest provider of programming to the networks for two and a half decades and produced such classics as _"The Waltons" (1971)_ (qv); _"Dallas" (1978)_ (qv); _"Falcon Crest" (1981)_ (qv); _"Knots Landing" (1979)_ (qv); _"Eight Is Enough" (1977)_ (qv); _"The Blue Knight" (1975)_ (qv); _Sybil (1976) (TV)_ (qv); and _Being There (1979)_ (qv), among many others. Miss Scott also established "Linden Productions" in order to develop and produce a series of documentaries related to conflict and human rights violations. The company produced a 90-minute _"Frontline" (1983)_ (qv) documentary for PBS and Channel 4 in Great Britain about the hunt for the war criminal 'Radovan Karadzic' (qv), titled _The Most Dangerous Man in the World (1988)_ (qv), which took a special award at the Berlin Film Festival. Linden produced the ground-breaking introduction shorts for Human Rights Watch's annual fund-raising dinners in London, New York and Los Angeles; a UN-filmed tribute to Judge 'Richard Goldstone (I)' (qv), the Hague's first prosecutor for modern war crimes tribunals on Yugoslavia and Rwanda; the Hilton Foundation's filmed presentation of the International Rescue Committee and an information and promotional piece for reluctant signatories to the United Nation's International Criminal Court. Linden Productions is currently in production on a two-hour documentary based on 'Adam Hochschild' (qv)'s award-winning book, _King Leopold's Ghost (2006)_ (qv), about turn-of-the century Congo and the plunder which continues to haunt today's unstable African continent. Miss Scott also created the "International Monitor Institute". She was invited in 1992 to develop digital media archives for the war crimes tribunals on Yugoslavia and Rwanda and similar digital collections of other conflicts. The United Nation's Commission of Experts, needing professional help for the film and video collection relating to violations being investigated by the Tribunal, requested Miss Scott's assistance. The International Monitor Institute and its work on the development and collection of vast databases of video and filmed material for these tribunals is a center of film and video archives having to do with global hot spots, conflict and war crimes. They are used by public policy professionals, investigators, journalists, historians, students, forensic anthropologists, documentary filmmakers and others interested in the international political scene, human rights practices, non-proliferation, reconciliation and international law.
Christine Rho

This smart-looking, reddish-haired actress with the unusual first name seemed bound for a career in the arts from the very start. The daughter of playwright/screenwriter 'Allan Scott (I)' (qv) and niece of writer/producer 'Adrian Scott (I)' (qv), Pippa Scott attended Radcliffe and UCLA before traveling abroad to England and studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Back in the United States, she made an auspicious Broadway debut in "Child of Fortune" in 1956 for which she won the Theatre World Award. This attention led to live television drama and a contract with Warner Bros. She made her first screen appearance in a minor role in the 'John Ford (I)' (qv) classic _The Searchers (1956)_ (qv), had a co-lead in the little known melodrama _As Young as We Are (1958)_ (qv) as a high school teacher caught up in scandal, and was featured in the very last scenes as Pegeen in the madcap movie _Auntie Mame (1958)_ (qv) starring 'Rosalind Russell' (qv), but little else came about to further brighten her film star. Instead she alternated between Ttelevision and the stage over the years, tapping into a couple of series roles in the 1960s with the short-lived _"Mr. Lucky" (1959)_ (qv) (1959-1960) and a season on _"The Virginian" (1962)_ (qv) (1962-1963). As she matured she moved into sporadic character parts but little was seen of her by the late 1970s. She did play 'Dick Van Dyke' (qv)'s wife in the amusing film satire _Cold Turkey (1971)_ (qv) and found steady work for a time as 'Jack Warden' (qv)'s lady pal on the _"Jigsaw John" (1976)_ (qv) television series in the mid-1970s. In 1989, out of nowhere, she produced the film _Meet the Hollowheads (1989)_ (qv).
Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net



-   'Lee Rich' (qv) (16 December 1964 - 17 October 1983) (divorced); 2 children


-   Daughter of screenwriter 'Allan Scott (I)' (qv).

-   Niece of writer and producer 'Adrian Scott (I)' (qv).

-   Ex-niece-in-law of 'Anne Shirley' (qv).


-   (1961) Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for an adventure series called "Beach Front" featuring 'Keefe Brasselle' (qv) as a man hired to frighten away Miami's crooks and scoundrels.

-   (1957) Stage: Appeared (as "Betty") in "Miss Lonelyhearts" on Broadway. Written by 'Howard Teichmann (I)' (qv), from the novel by 'Nathanael West' (qv). Directed by Alan Schneider. Music Box Theatre: 3 Oct 1957-12 Oct 1957 (12 performances).

-   (1956) Stage: Appeared in "Child of Fortune" on Broadway.

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Acting in movies

  1. Automotive (2013)
  2. Footprints (2009)
  3. "American Masters" (1985) {John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend (#20.1)}
  4. A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and the Searchers (1998)
  5. "Remington Steele" (1982) {Molten Steele (#2.18)}
  6. The Sound of Murder (1982)
  7. "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1977) {A Haunting We Will Go (#1.8)}
  8. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Death at the Party (#1.8)}
  9. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Dry Ice (#1.5)}
  10. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Eclipse (#1.9)}
  11. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Follow the Yellow Brick Road (#1.6)}
  12. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Homicide 96403 (#1.15)}
  13. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Homicide Is a Fine Art (#1.13)}
  14. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Ole-Ole an Free (#1.14)}
  15. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Plastique (#1.12)}
  16. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Promise to Kill (#1.1)}
  17. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Runaway (#1.11)}
  18. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Sand Trap (#1.2)}
  19. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {The Executioner (#1.10)}
  20. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {The Mourning Line (#1.7)}
  21. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Thicker Than Blood (#1.4)}
  22. "Jigsaw John" (1976) {Too Much, Too Soon (#1.3)}
  23. "Popi" (1975) {Man's Best Amigo (#1.1)}
  24. "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (1974) {Legacy of Terror (#1.17)}
  25. "Mannix" (1967) {Quartet for a Blunt Instrument (#8.19)}
  26. "Matt Helm" (1975) {Double Jeopardy (#1.9)}
  27. Bad Ronald (1974) (TV)
  28. Terror on the 40th Floor (1974) (TV)
  29. "Cannon" (1971) {Bobby Loved Me (#3.22)}
  30. "Ironside" (1967) {Amy Prentiss: Part 1 (#7.23)}
  31. "Ironside" (1967) {Amy Prentiss: Part 2 (#7.24)}
  32. "The Cowboys" (1974) {A Matter of Honor (#1.7)}
  33. "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972) {One Chance to Live (#3.6)}
  34. "Barnaby Jones" (1973) {Fatal Flight (#2.12)}
  35. "Columbo" (1971) {Requiem for a Falling Star (#2.5)}
  36. "The Waltons" (1971) {The Actress (#1.15)}
  37. My Sister Hank (1972) (TV)
  38. "Mission: Impossible" (1966) {Leona (#7.4)}
  39. "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1971) {The Color of Respect (#1.20)}
  40. "The Rookies" (1972) {A Very Special Piece of Ground (#1.13)}
  41. Cold Turkey (1971)
  42. "Cade's County" (1971) {Company Town (#1.2)}
  43. "Gunsmoke" (1955) {My Brother's Keeper (#17.10)}
  44. "Longstreet" (1971) {There Was a Crooked Man (#1.12)}
  45. "Love, American Style" (1969) {Love and the Accidental Passion/Love and the Black Limousine/Love and the Eskimo's Wife/Love and the Tuba (#3.11)}
  46. "Mannix" (1967) {Murder Times Three (#5.12)}
  47. "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) {Didn't You Used to Be... Wait... Don't Tell Me (#2.7)}
  48. "Medical Center" (1969) {The Corrupted (#3.2)}
  49. "Sarge" (1971) {Identity Crisis (#1.4)}
  50. "Storefront Lawyers" (1970) {Let the Dier Beware (#1.19)}
  51. "Lancer" (1968) {Lamp in the Wilderness (#2.20)}
  52. Some Kind of a Nut (1969)
  53. "The Outcasts" (1968) {The Town That Wouldn't (#1.22)}
  54. "The Outsider" (1968) {The Secret of Mareno Bay (#1.15)}
  55. Petulia (1968)
  56. "Family Affair" (1966) {Family Portrait (#2.30)}
  57. "Judd for the Defense" (1967) {The Worst of Both Worlds (#1.25)}
  58. "F Troop" (1965) {The Sergeant and the Kid (#2.19)}
  59. "I Spy" (1965) {Apollo (#3.10)}
  60. "T.H.E. Cat" (1966) {If Once You Fail (#1.19)}
  61. "Tarzan" (1966) {Track of the Dinosaur (#1.17)}
  62. "The Rat Patrol" (1966) {The Death Do Us Part Raid (#2.7)}
  63. For Pete's Sake (1966)
  64. "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (1963) {Guilty or Not Guilty (#3.15)}
  65. "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (1963) {Wind Fever (#3.14)}
  66. "Felony Squad" (1966) {Flame Out (#1.6)}
  67. "Insight" (1960) {Trial by Fire}
  68. "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Fanciful Frail (#9.24)}
  69. "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) {Buddy Sorrell Man and Boy (#5.22)}
  70. "Ben Casey" (1961) {A Slave Is on the Throne (#4.26)}
  71. "Kraft Suspense Theatre" (1963) {Nobody Will Ever Know (#2.19)}
  72. "The Rogues" (1964) {The Golden Ocean (#1.19)}
  73. The Confession (1964)
  74. "Ben Casey" (1961) {A Thousand Words Are Mute (#4.8)}
  75. "Gomer Pyle: USMC" (1964) {Captain Ironpants (#1.4)}
  76. "The Fugitive" (1963) {The Garden House (#1.16)}
  77. "The Reporter" (1964) {A Time to Be Silent (#1.11)}
  78. "Wagon Train" (1957) {The Link Cheney Story (#7.30)}
  79. My Six Loves (1963)
  80. "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Bigamous Spouse (#7.7)}
  81. "Redigo" (1963) {The Crooked Circle (#1.5)}
  82. "Adventures in Paradise" (1959) {The Quest of Ambrose Feather (#3.19)}
  83. "Bus Stop" (1961) {Door Without a Key (#1.23)}
  84. "Dr. Kildare" (1961) {The Search (#1.18)}
  85. "Follow the Sun" (1961) {Run, Clown, Run (#1.29)}
  86. "The Tall Man" (1960) {The Girl from Paradise (#2.19)}
  87. "The United States Steel Hour" (1953) {Far from the Shade Tree (#9.10)}
  88. "The United States Steel Hour" (1953) {Marriage Marks the Spot (#10.6)}
  89. "The Virginian" (1962) {It Tolls for Thee (#1.9)}
  90. "The Virginian" (1962) {Riff-Raff (#1.7)}
  91. "The Virginian" (1962) {The Big Deal (#1.4)}
  92. "The Virginian" (1962) {The Brazen Bell (#1.5)}
  93. "The Virginian" (1962) {The Executioners (#1.1)}
  94. "The Virginian" (1962) {The Man from the Sea (#1.14)}
  95. "Adventures in Paradise" (1959) {Survival (#3.13)}
  96. "Adventures in Paradise" (1959) {The Feathered Cloak (#2.20)}
  97. "Gunsmoke" (1955) {Indian Ford (#7.10)}
  98. "Have Gun - Will Travel" (1957) {The Uneasy Grave (#4.37)}
  99. "Outlaws" (1960) {The Verdict (#2.12)}
  100. "Stagecoach West" (1960) {Object: Patrimony (#1.13)}
  101. "Thriller" (1960) {Parasite Mansion (#1.30)}
  102. "Hong Kong" (1960) {When Strangers Meet (#1.13)}
  103. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {Aces Back to Back (#1.11)}
  104. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {Hair of the Dog (#1.25)}
  105. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {Maggie the Witness (#1.12)}
  106. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {The Last Laugh (#1.17)}
  107. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {The Tax Man (#1.19)}
  108. "Outlaws" (1960) {Starfall: Part 1 (#1.7)}
  109. "Outlaws" (1960) {Starfall: Part 2 (#1.8)}
  110. "The Alaskans" (1959) {Sign of the Kodiak (#1.34)}
  111. "The Aquanauts" (1960) {The Stowaway (#1.6)}
  112. "The DuPont Show with June Allyson" (1959) {Trial by Fear (#1.20)}
  113. "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {The Trouble with Templeton (#2.9)}
  114. "Adventures in Paradise" (1959) {Peril at Pitcairn (#1.9)}
  115. "General Electric Theater" (1953) {Robbie and His Mary (#7.29)}
  116. "Maverick" (1957) {Easy Mark (#3.10)}
  117. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {That Stands for Pool (#1.5)}
  118. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {The Gordon Caper (#1.7)}
  119. "Mr. Lucky" (1959) {They Shall Not Pass (#1.2)}
  120. As Young as We Are (1958)
  121. Auntie Mame (1958)
  122. "Producers' Showcase" (1954) {Mayerling (#3.6)}
  123. The Searchers (1956)
  124. "Your Play Time" (1955) {Speaking to Hannah}

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