Lizabeth Scott

Born Sep 29, 1922

Lizabeth Scott is an American actress and singer widely known for her film noir roles. She is one of few surviving actresses from Hollywood's "golden age".

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1922 Birth Born on September 29, 1922.


1939 16 Years Old In 1939, with her father's help, the 17-year-old Scott moved to New York City, where she stayed at the Ferguson Residence for Women. … Read More
1940 17 Years Old In late 1940, an 18-year-old Scott auditioned for Hellzapoppin (1938). … Read More
1942 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Scott returned to New York in the spring of 1942, where she joined a summer stock company at the 52nd Street Theatre on the subway circuit, the then equivalent of off-Broadway. … Read More


On August 30, 1943, Scott once again played Sabina when George was ill. … Read More
1944 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  But she spent several months in New York before Feldman telegraphed her in August 1944—Wallis wanted to sign her to a contract. … Read More
Almost four months before the release of Scott's first film, Thomas's March 16, 1945 column was the first to make an unfavorable comparison between Lauren Bacall and Scott, thus beginning a critical trend of marginalizing Scott in favor of Bacall. … Read More
Early in February 1946, Scott was dating a then unknown actor named Burt Lancaster, with whom she did a screen test. … Read More
In January 1948, the 26-year-old Scott played her third and last ingénue in the second favorite among her own films—Pitfall (1948) with Dick Powell and Jane Wyatt as a middle-aged couple growing apart. … Read More
On Tuesday, January 25, 1949, Scott collapsed and went into hysterics on the RKO set of The Big Steal (1949). … Read More


1953 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1953, the 30-year-old Scott made her last film as a Paramount contractee. … Read More
Eight months later in February 1954, Hal Wallis and Scott parted ways. … Read More
In early 1955, several months after the Army–McCarthy hearings and the premiere of Silver Lode, Rushmore wrote an exposé on Lizabeth Scott, a second-generation Republican and Catholic host of Family Theater. … Read More


In May 1969, the future wedding of Scott to oil executive William Dugger of San Antonio, Texas was announced after a two-year engagement.


1987 64 Years Old …  She appeared on stage at an American Film Institute tribute to Wallis in 1987 and fondly recalled her time with him.
2003 80 Years Old In 2003, film historian Bernard F. Dick interviewed Scott for his biography of Wallis. … Read More
2015 92 Years Old Scott died of congestive heart failure at the age of 92 on January 31, 2015. … Read More
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