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|Jacqueline Sue Scott|
January 1, 1932 |
Sikeston, Scott County
|Occupation||Stage, film, and television actress|
|Spouse(s)||Gene Lesser (married 1958-present, 2 children)|
Jacqueline Sue Scott (born January 1, 1932) is an American actress who has appeared in several films and guest starred in more than one hundred 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.
Scott was born in Sikeston in Scott County in southeastern Missouri. She spent a good part of her childhood moving from town to town following her father, who worked for the state purchasing right-of-way for roads. She attended 15 grade schools before settling down in Neosho, Missouri, to attend high school there.
At age three, she won a tap dancing contest, which led her to pursue a show business career. 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 in earnest. There she studied with Uta Hagen. Her first major role on Broadway was as the ingenue lead in The Wooden Dish, which starred Louis Calhern. This was followed by the ingenue lead in Inherit the Wind, which starred Paul Muni. She started her career in television by playing opposite such stars as Helen Hayes on live television. Between 1958-1960 Scott made three guest appearances on Perry Mason: Amelia Armitage in "The Case of the Daring Decoy" (1958), Sally Wilson in "The Case of the Glittering Goldfish" (1959), and Kathi Beecher in "The Case of the Violent Village" (1960).
In the television series The Fugitive, Scott played the sister of Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) in five episodes telecast between 1964 and 1967, including the two-part finale that at the time became the highest-rated program in television history.
In July 2007, Scott was among celebrities at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina. Others in attendance were Lynn Borden, Brett Halsey, Rick Lenz, Betty Lynn, Joyce Meadows, and Lana Wood.
- Macabre (1958)
- Firecreek (1968)
- Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
- Duel (1971)
- Charley Varrick (1973)
- Empire of the Ants (1977)
- Telefon (1977)
- Jinxed! (1982)
- The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
- Starsky & Hutch as Evelyn Rankin in "Losing Streak" (1975)
- Sheriff of Cochise
- State Trooper
- Johnny Midnight (1960)
- Dante (1961)
- The Eleventh Hour as Florence Green in "Fear Begins at Forty" (1962)
- The Twilight Zone episode "The Parallel" (1963)
- Bonanza, episode "The Hostage" (1964)
- Temple Houston (1963)
- Stoney Burke as Leora Dawson in "The Wanderer" (1962)
- Cold Case
- Gunsmoke (9 episodes, several as the Widow Abelia)
- Marcus Welby, M.D.
- Mission: Impossible
- Perry Mason
- Planet of the Apes
- The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
- The Fugitive (Five episodes as Donna Kimble Taft)
- The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
- Walt Disney Presents
- Outer Limits "The Galaxy Being", "Counterweight".
- Have Gun - Will Travel
- Richard Diamond, Private Detective
- The Untouchables
- Bat Masterson (The Black Pearls)