- Category : 1931-births
- Type : MEG
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 1
American actress who appeared in several films and guest starred in more than 100 television programs. A TV Guide article once referred to her as "The Youngest Old-Timer in the Business" because she played opposite most of the leading men of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
At age three, as "Jackie Sue," she won a tap dancing contest, which led her to pursue a show business career. Her initial experience on stage came when she travelled with a tent show in Missouri. As training, she saw every movie she could, learning how to mouth the actors' lines. Eventually she moved to St. Louis, where she worked for a small theatre company, and soon afterwards left for New York City to begin her career. There she studied with Uta Hagen. On Broadway she portrayed Susan Dennison in The Wooden Dish (1955) and Rachel Brown in Inherit the Wind (1955).
Scott made her motion picture debut in William Castle's Macabre (1958). During production of Macabre in 1957, she met Gene Lesser, and they were married a few months later. She started her career in television by playing opposite such stars as Helen Hayes on live television.
She died at age 89 on 23 July 2020 at her home in Los Angeles after a battle with lung cancer.