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Date of Birth 20 April 1915Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 31 January 2002Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Began her career as Los Angeles' first female disc jockey on radio station KMPC. The actress became a regular on Peyton Place (1964) which was based on a Grace Metalious novel and 1957 movie of the same title. Considered scandalous for its time, the show depicted the extramarital affairs, dark secrets and skulduggery of residents of a small New England town called Peyton Place. Scott played Ada Jacks on the original TV series from 1965 to 1969, reprised the role on Return to Peyton Place (1972) from 1972 to 1974 and did it again for the 1985 TV movie _Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985)(TV)_. Born in Brockton, Mass., the blue-eyed, red-haired Scott came to Los Angeles for a career in show business. She started out as a disc jockey, the area's first woman in that role, spinning records for KMPC's early morning "Wake-Up" show and then became a singing DJ on KHJ's similar "Rise and Shine" morning program. Scott began acting in local companies, including the Stage Society, West Coast Theater, Civic Playhouse and Pasadena Playhouse. In the 1950s, she had small roles in a handful of motion pictures, including _Wicked Woman (1954)_, The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957) and I Want to Live! (1958) starring Susan Hayward. Scott also appeared in episodes of such popular TV series as "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke" and "Perry Mason". In her private life, Scott was involved for many years as a board member of Portals House Inc., a center to aid mentally troubled people. She also was a fund-raiser and major supporter of OPICA Adult Day Care, which aids senior citizens, and regularly recruited friends to help serve dinner to the homeless at Skid Row centers. Formerly married to blacklisted writer Gene Stone, Scott married importer Urban S. Hirsch Jr. in 1961. She is survived by Hirsch and three stepchildren, Urban III, Rita and Karen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Urban S. Hirsch Jr. (1961 - 31 January 2002) (her death)

Trivia (1)

Perhaps best remembered as saloon keeper Ada Jacks in the TV soap opera "Peyton Place" which was based on the 1957 film; Scott played the role from 1965 to 1969.

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