Nov. 10th, 1935
New York City, New York, USA
Pippa Scott's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1971 - Cold Turkey
1968 - Petulia
1958 - Auntie Mame
1956 - The Searchers
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Marianne Scott
Marcia Elizabeth Hunter
Pippa Scott is the daughter of a screenwriter responsible for the Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire 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' final production on Broadway of "Child of Fortune," based upon Henry James (I)' "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)'s The Searchers (1956); Auntie Mame (1958); Petulia (1968); My Six Loves (1963); Cold Turkey (1971); and was a consistent performer in regional and summer theaters such as John Houseman (I)'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" (1972); "Dallas" (1978); "Falcon Crest" (1981); "Knots Landing" (1979); "Eight Is Enough" (1977); "The Blue Knight" (1975); Sybil (1976) (TV); and Being There (1979), 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) documentary for PBS and Channel 4 in Great Britain about the hunt for the war criminal Radovan Karadzic, titled The Most Dangerous Man in the World (1988), 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), 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's award winning book, "King Leopold's Ghost," 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 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.
- Niece of writer and producer 'Adrian Scott (I)' (qv).
- Daughter of screenwriter 'Allan Scott (I)' (qv).
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