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Pippa Scott
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Scott in The Twilight Zone (1960)
Philippa Scott

(1935-11-10) November 10, 1935 (age 85)
Years active1956–1984, 2009–present
(m. 1964;div. 1983)
Relatives Adrian Scott (uncle)

Philippa Scott (born November 10, 1935) is an American actress who has appeared in film and television since the 1950s.


Personal life

Scott was born in Los Angeles, California. [1] She is the daughter of actress Laura Straub and screenwriter Allan Scott; an uncle was the blacklisted screenwriter Adrian Scott. Scott married Lee Rich, a founding partner of Lorimar Productions, in 1964. [2] They had two children together before they divorced in 1983, though they maintained a friendship until his death in 2012. [3]

In the 1970s, along with steady work acting in television productions, Scott was a student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she pursued a degree in landscape architecture. [4]

By the 1990s, Scott had become active in human rights work, such as supporting the Commission of Experts formed under United Nations Security Council Resolution 780 in its research of the "widespread violations of international humanitarian law" committed during the Bosnian genocide. [2]

Acting career

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Chuck Connors and Scott in 1960

Scott attended Radcliffe and UCLA before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in England. Shortly after her return to the United States, she won a Theatre World Award for her 1956 Broadway debut in Child of Fortune.[ citation needed ] Scott then quickly signed a contract with Warner Bros. and made her movie debut that same year as Lucy, a niece of John Wayne's character in John Ford's epic The Searchers .

Scott was cast in the 1958 film As Young as We Are in the role of a new high-school teacher who falls in love with the character Hank Moore, played by Robert Harland, who turns out to be a student. [5] She appeared as Pegeen in the 1958 Warner Bros. film, Auntie Mame .

She appeared as Abigail in the 1959 episode of Maverick titled "Easy Mark" starring Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick. In the 1959–1960 CBS Television series Mr. Lucky , starring John Vivyan and Ross Martin, she had a recurring role as Maggie Shank-Rutherford. [6] :701 Around this time, she also appeared on the ABC-TV Western series, The Alaskans , starring Roger Moore.[ citation needed ]

Scott guest-starred on such series as The DuPont Show with June Allyson , The Twilight Zone in "The Trouble with Templeton" starring Brian Aherne and Sydney Pollack (in which she performed a bravura 1920s dance sequence), Thriller , F Troop , Have Gun - Will Travel with Richard Boone, Redigo , The Tall Man with Clu Gulager, The Dick Van Dyke Show , The Rat Patrol , Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. , and Gunsmoke .[ citation needed ]

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Pippa Scott in 2006

In 1962–1963, she appeared in the first season of NBC's The Virginian in the recurring role of Molly Wood, publisher, editor, and reporter of The Medicine Bow Banner. [6] :1143–1144 [7] She made two guest appearances on Perry Mason , starring Raymond Burr. In 1963, she played defendant Gwynn Elston in "The Case of the Bigamous Spouse"; in 1966, she played defendant Ethel Andrews in "The Case of the Fanciful Frail".

In 1964, she guest-starred with Eddie Albert and Claude Rains in the episode "A Time to Be Silent" of The Reporter . She guest-starred in "The Garden House", an episode of ABC's The Fugitive , starring David Janssen. Her last notable film roles were the wife of Dick Van Dyke's character in the comedy Cold Turkey (1971), and as Dabney Coleman's wife in the TV movie Bad Ronald (1974), although she sporadically played minor characters throughout the 1970s and '80s, including a 1971 guest spot in the episode "Didn't You Used to Be ... Wait ... Don't Tell Me" of The Mary Tyler Moore Show .[ citation needed ]

She played an actress stranded in Virginia due to money problems in a 1973 episode of The Waltons . In 1973, she played a murder victim in Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star. Her last regular TV role was as nursery-school teacher Maggie Hearn in the 15-episode 1976 NBC police drama Jigsaw John starring Jack Warden. [6]

She returned to the big screen in 2011's Footprints , for which she was nominated for the Stockholm Krystal Award for Best Supporting Actress at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival. [8]

Off-screen work in film

Scott produced, wrote the screenplay for, and directed King Leopold's Ghost (2006), a film based on the book of the same name by Adam Hochschild. [9]


1956 The Searchers Lucy Edwards
1958 As Young as We Are Kim Hutchins
1958 Auntie Mame Pegeen Ryan
1960Have Gun, Will Travel – The Uneasy GraveKathy Rousseau[ citation needed ]
1960 The Twilight Zone – The Trouble with Templeton Laura Templeton
1963 My Six Loves Dianne Soper
1964The ConfessionGina
1964 Quick, Let's Get Married
1966For Pete's SakeAttendant's Wife
1968 Petulia May
1969 Some Kind of a Nut Doctor Sara
1971 Cold Turkey Natalie Brooks
1974 Bad Ronald Mrs. WoodTV movie
1982The Sound of MurderIlene Forbes
2011 Footprints Genevieve
2013AutomotiveHelen(final film role)

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