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Also Known As: Alan Scott Died: April 13, 1995
Born: May 23, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: screenwriter, producer

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Allan Scott brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. In 1932, he had his first play produced. In 1934, he made his feature screenwriting debut with "By Your Leave." Scott started his entertainment career writing for films, including "Roberta" (1935) with Irene Dunne, "In Person" (1935) and the Fred Astaire musical comedy "Top Hat" (1935). He also appeared in "Follow the Fleet" (1936) and the musical "Swing Time" (1936) with Fred Astaire. Scott was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "So Proudly We Hail" in 1943. In the latter half of his career, Scott wrote the Bing Crosby musical "Here Come the Waves" (1944), the musical "Let's Dance" (1950) with Betty Hutton and "The Four Poster" (1953) with Rex Harrison. He also appeared in "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" (1953). Scott more recently wrote the Ginger Rogers comedy "The Confession" (1964). Scott was married to Laura Straub and had two children. Scott passed away in April 1995 at the age of 89.

Allan Scott brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. In 1932, he had his first play produced. In 1934, he made his feature screenwriting debut with "By Your Leave." Scott started his entertainment career writing for films, including "Roberta" (1935) with Irene Dunne, "In Person" (1935) and the Fred Astaire musical comedy "Top Hat" (1935). He also appeared in "Follow the Fleet" (1936) and the musical "Swing Time" (1936) with Fred Astaire. Scott was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "So Proudly We Hail" in 1943. In the latter half of his career, Scott wrote the Bing Crosby musical "Here Come the Waves" (1944), the musical "Let's Dance" (1950) with Betty Hutton and "The Four Poster" (1953) with Rex Harrison. He also appeared in "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" (1953). Scott more recently wrote the Ginger Rogers comedy "The Confession" (1964). Scott was married to Laura Straub and had two children. Scott passed away in April 1995 at the age of 89.

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 Carefree (1938)
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1932:
Had his first play produced
1934:
Made his feature screenwriting debut with "By Your Leave"
1935:
First collaboration with producer Pandro Berman with the Astaire-Rogers musical, "Top Hat"
1959:
Last screenplay, "Imitation of Life"
1961:
Wrote for the TV series "Ben Casey"
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Education

Amherst College: Amherst , Massachusetts -
University of Oxford: Oxford , England -

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wife:
Laura Straub. Actor.

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brother:
Adrian Scott. Producer. One of the "Hollywood Ten" who were arrested and jailed for refusing to testify before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities.
daughter:
Pippa Scott. Actor. Born in 1935; survived him.

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