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Overview (1)

Born in New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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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