Who is Pippa Scott?

Pippa is a retired American stage, television and film actress, perhaps best remembered as Lucy Edwards in the film “The Searchers” (1956), and as Pegeen Ryan in the film “Auntie Mame” (1958), in addition to numerous other roles she had during her acting career.

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What is Pippa Scott Doing Today?

Pippa Scott has been away from show business for around a decade. Her latest on-screen role was Helen in the psychological crime-thriller film “Automotive” (2013), written and directed by Tom Glynn, and starring Will Estes, Emily Baldoni, and Tessa Thompson.

Since then, Pippa has been living her life away from the media buzz, while focused on supporting many human-rights movements.

Pippa Scott Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Philippa Scott was born on 10 November 1935 in New York City, USA, the daughter of the famous stage actress Laura Straub and playwright/screenwriter Allan Scott. Her uncle was the legendary Adrian Scott, one of the Hollywood Ten of the Hollywood Blacklist.

After high school, Pippa enrolled at Radcliffe College, a women’s liberal arts college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, before she moved to England, where she studied acting at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

In the ‘70s, Pippa pursued a degree in landscape architecture at California State Polytechnic University, despite an ongoing acting career.

Career Beginnings and Immediate Success

Upon her return to the US from England, Pippa made her Broadway debut in the play “Child of Fortune” (1956), based on the novel by Henry James, “The Wings of the Dove” from 1902. This won her a Theatre World Award and a contract with Warner Bros.

Her on-screen debut was as Lucy Edwards, niece of Ethan Edwards, in the award-winning western “The Searchers”, directed by John Ford, with John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter and Vera Miles in the lead roles.

Two years later, Pippa starred in the drama film “As Young as We Are”, in which she portrayed a high school teacher who falls in love with a student of hers, co-starring Robert Harland and Majel Barrett.

The same year, she was Pegeen Ryan in the Academy Award-nominated romantic comedy-drama film “Auntie Mame”, about an orphan boy who is sent to live with his flamboyant and eccentric aunt until the execution of his father’s will, but there is a catch. Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, the film starred Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, and Coral Browne.

Next, from 1959 through 1960, she was Maggie in the TV thriller-comedy series “Mr. Lucky” and continued into the ’60 with a string of guest-starring roles in a number of television projects.

Continued Success

She was Laura Templeton in the critically acclaimed TV fantasy horror-drama series “The Twilight Zone”, created and starring Rod Serling alongside Robert McCord and Jay Overholts.

Next, she appeared in the Primetime Emmy-nominated TV western series “Have Gun – Will Travel”, while in 1962, she appeared in six episodes of the award-winning TV series “The Virginian” as Molly Wood, publisher, editor, and reporter of The Medicine Bow Banner.

Then in 1966, she was Dorothy in the TV series “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, and Diana Grayson in the TV series “Tarzan”, starring Ron Ely, Manuel Padilla Jr., and Virgil Richardson.

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In 1967, she was Bobbie in an episode of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV action adventure comedy series “I Spy”, with Robert Culp, Bill Cosby and Kenneth Tobey in the lead roles.

Pippa next featured in a 1968 episode of the TV series “Family Affair”, about Bill who becomes the host of a group of unexpected long-term guests. The same year she was May in the romantic drama film “Petulia”, based on the novel by John Haase about a socialite who finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor, while she is still married, though unhappily, starring Julie Christie, George C. Scott and Richard Chamberlain, directed by Richard Lester.

Before the ’60s ended, Pippa appeared in the film “Some Kind of a Nut”, and had a guest role in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV western series “The Outcasts”, which starred Don Murray, Otis Young and Tony Brubaker.

The ‘70s and Later Career

Pippa started the ‘70s with the role of Natalie Brooks, the co-lead character in Norman Lear’s comedy film “Cold Turkey”, with Dick van Dyke and Tom Poston. Then, she had a string of guest-starring roles in such TV series as “Medical Center”, “Cade’s County”, and “Arnie”, all in 1971.

She was Edith Thatcher in the TV series “Mission: Impossible”, while in 1973, she had a guest role in the multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “The Waltons”. In 1974 she appeared in two episodes of another Primetime Emmy Award-winning series – “Ironside” – about a detective Robert T. Ironside, who is in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop him from catching the bad guys, with Raymond Burr, Don Galloway and Don Mitchell as the main stars.

The same year, Pippa starred in the thriller horror-drama film “Bad Ronald”, based on the novel by John Holbrook Vance, with Scott Jacoby and John Larch as her co-stars.

Furthermore, Pippa starred in the TV series “Jigsaw John” in 1976, and the following year was Janet Musante in the TV series “The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries”.

After some years away from the screen, Pippa returned in mid- ‘80s with a one-time appearance in the TV series “Remington Steele”, and as Ilene Forbes in the thriller-drama film “The Sound of Murder”, co-starring Michael Moriarty.

Stage Credits

Although she is best known for her many on-screen roles, Pippa has appeared in a number of popular plays. Additionall to her Broadway debut in mid- ‘50s, she appeared in the plays “Miss Lonelyhearts”, “Look Back in Anger”, “Mary, Mary”, and “Isn’t It Romantic”, among others.

Net Worth

According to sources, Pippa Scott’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, as of late 2022.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

She was married to American film and television producer Lee Rich from 1964 until 1983. Although divorced, the two remained good friends until Lee died in 2012. They had two children, Jessica and Anthony Rich.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Pippa Scott is known for her short red hair, and she has green eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while she weighs approximately 135lbs (62kg). Her vital statistics are unknown, though she has an average figure.

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