Debralee Scott (April 2, 1953 – April 5, 2005) was a comedic American actress best known for her roles on the sitcoms Welcome Back Kotter, Angie, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Forever Fernwood. Scott was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and later lived in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where she was a cheerleader.
|Born||April 2, 1953|
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 5, 2005 (aged 52)|
Amelia Island, Florida, U.S.
Film and TV rolesEdit
At age 22, she found fame on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman playing Mary's sister Cathy Shumway. She appeared on the first season of the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter as Rosalie "Hotsy" Totsy, guest-starred in an episode of Gibbsville in 1976 and played Angie's younger sister Marie Falco in the Donna Pescow situation comedy Angie.
Among her feature film credits were the 1973 feature film American Graffiti, the 1974 film Earthquake, and the 1984 film Police Academy. She played the corpse of a dead girl, Ann Mary Deacon, killed by "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) in the 1971 Clint Eastwood film Dirty Harry.
For a while, Scott continued to work in front of the camera, appearing in two Police Academy movies (including the first), but she later retired and chose a career behind the camera, becoming an agent for a company in New York City called Empowered Artists.
In 2000, Scott appeared on a panel with her former Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman castmates at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills.
In 2005, Scott moved to Florida to live with her sister. Shortly after her arrival, Scott collapsed into a coma. She soon recovered and was released from the hospital on her birthday. Three days later, on April 5, 2005, she took a nap and apparently died in her sleep. Scott's body was cremated.
- Sons and Daughters (1974) - Evie Martinson / Evie Mortenson
- Movin' On (1975) - Amy Smith
- The Secrets of Isis (1975) (1 episode) - Jenny Nelson
- Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–78) - Rosalie 'Hotsy' Totsy
- Match Game (1975–81) - Herself
- Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1977) - Cathy Shumway
- The $20,000 Pyramid (1976-1980) - Herself
- Forever Fernwood (1977-1978) - Cathy Shumway
- Shoot for the Stars (1977) - Herself
- The Love Boat (1978) - Jane Cole
- Angie (1979-1980) - Marie Falco
- Family Feud (1979) - Herself
- Password Plus (1979-1981) - Herself / Herself - Celebrity Contestant
- The Donna Summer Special (1980) - Bad Girl
- The Merv Griffin Show
- Dirty Harry (1971) - Ann Mary Deacon (uncredited)
- The Candidate (1972) - Girl in Opening Credits (uncredited)
- American Graffiti (1973) - Falfa's Girl
- Our Time (1974) - Ann Alden
- The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974) - Sister
- Earthquake (1974, TV edit) - Kathie (TV version) (uncredited)
- The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) - Suzy
- Just Tell Me You Love Me (1978) - Rebecca
- Hot T-Shirts (1980) - Towngirl Dancer
- Pandemonium (1982) - Sandy
- Police Academy (1984) - Mrs. Fackler
- Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) - Cadet Fackler
- Misplaced (1989) - School Teacher (final film role)
- Bittan, Dave (November 30, 1984). "Debralee Scott". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved December 28, 2007.
- Debralee Scott Filmography (including TV work) Accessed September 26, 2016 via Internet
- Raines, Howell; Scott, Janny (August 1, 2003). Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times. Henry Holt and Company. p. 336-337. ISBN 9780805073607. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
- Associated Press (April 10, 2005). "DEBRALEE SCOTT, 52". The Boston Globe. NY Times Co. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2007.
Scott died April 5 at her home in Amelia Island of natural causes, said her sister, Jeri Scott, a talent manager in Beverly Hills.Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Williams, Steven (April 22, 2005). "Debralee Scott Drank Herself To Death Following 9/11". Contactmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013.