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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 10 November 1935New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (2)

Pippa Scott, a smart-looking, reddish-haired actress with an unusual first name, seemed bound for a career in the arts from the very start. She was born Philippa Scott in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actress Laura Straub and playwright/screenwriter Allan Scott, who was responsible for the Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire films. She is the niece of writer/producer Adrian Scott. Pippa 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. Scott's debut was as the lead in Jed Harris' final production on Broadway of "Child of Fortune", based upon Henry James' "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. Scott acted in such films as John Ford's The Searchers (1956); Auntie Mame (1958); Petulia (1968); and My Six Loves (1963). As she matured, she moved into sporadic character parts but little was seen of her by the late 1970s. She played Dick Van Dyke's wife in the amusing film satire Cold Turkey (1971) and found steady work for a time as Jack Warden's lady pal on the Jigsaw John (1976) television series in the mid-1970s. In 1989, out of nowhere, she produced the film Meet the Hollowheads (1989). Scott was a consistent performer in regional and summer theaters such as John Houseman'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). 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); Dallas (1978); Falcon Crest (1981); Knots Landing (1979); Eight Is Enough (1977); The Blue Knight (1975); Sybil (1976); and Being There (1979), among many others. 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, 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. 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 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christine Rho

Pippa Scott seemed bound for a career in the arts as the daughter of noted stage actress Laura Straub and playwright/screenwriter Allan Scott, who wrote the Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire films as well as the Academy Award nominated So Proudly We Hail. She is also the niece of writer/producer Adrian Scott (Murder My Sweet) who was one of the legendary Hollywood Ten of the Hollywood Blacklist 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, Scott debuted as the lead in Jed Harris' Broadway production of Child of Fortune, based upon Henry James' Wings of the Dove. Her next role was Lucy in John Ford's iconic film The Searchers. The following years had Ms. Scott showcased in movies such as Auntie Mame; Petulia and My Six Loves and on Broadway in Miss Lonelyhearts; The Apollo Of Bellac; Look Back In Anger and Mary, Mary, which she also took on national tour in the United States. Ms. Scott collaborated with John Houseman at UCLA in preparation for the creation of the Center Theater Group and performed in scores and scores of episodic television productions in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Along with her husband Lee Rich, Ms. 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. They produced such classics as The Waltons; Dallas; Falcon Crest; Knots Landing; Eight Is Enough; The Blue Knight. Lorimar produced many films as well including Moonstruck, Sybil; and Being There. A long-standing concern turned Ms. Scott to focus on humanitarian issues in the 80's. She founded the International Monitor Institute, (IMI), a non-profit foundation dealing with the prosecution of war crimes worldwide. IMI was requested by the War Crimes Tribunals to locate, collect and provide visual evidence for prosecutors to use in trials for the conviction of war criminals. IMI concentrated on The Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Congo, Cambodia, Iraq and Child Soldiers. IMI assisted many organizations both nationally and internationally, in the investigation of human rights violations and in documenting the circumstances that produced such conditions. The work of the Institute was intended to help nations understand and remove the impediments, which block respect for individual rights, civil society and development. The International Monitor continues to be in use. Concurrently Ms. Scott began Linden Productions to develop and produce documentaries and videos related to international conflict and human rights violations. Linden made numerous Short films for various organizations such as the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, The International Rescue Committee and Hilton Foundation. A feature documentary, King Leopold's Ghost about colonial greed and its ravages past and present in the Congo won Best Documentary at seven film festivals. Another documentary, Frontline's The Most Wanted Man, the Hunt for Radovan Karadzic (a Serbian War Criminal) won at the Berlin Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alison Smythson

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (3)

Daughter of screenwriter Allan Scott.
Niece of writer and producer Adrian Scott.
Ex-niece-in-law of Anne Shirley.

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