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Also Known As: Deborah Scott, Deborah Lynn Scott Died:
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Birth Place: Profession: costume designer

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Prior to beginning her career in film, costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott worked at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO and at the Pacific Conservancy, Santa Maria, CA. She received her first feature credit as costume designer on "Don't Answer the Phone!" (1979) and landed a choice plum for the resume as costumer for Steven Spielberg's "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). "Back to the Future" (1985) allowed her to move fluently from the nostalgia of the 1950s to the modern era, while "Coupe de Ville" (1990) and "Hoffa" (1992) showed off her facility with the designs of the 60s. Noted for the richness and detail of her research, Scott delved into the early 20th Century for "Legends of the Fall" (1994) and then got the chance of a lifetime to design the clothes for James Cameron's "Titanic" (1997), creating a 1912 wardrobe that ran the gamut from the very rich to the very poor, both European and American. For her efforts, Scott took home an Oscar for Best Costume Design.

Prior to beginning her career in film, costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott worked at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO and at the Pacific Conservancy, Santa Maria, CA. She received her first feature credit as costume designer on "Don't Answer the Phone!" (1979) and landed a choice plum for the resume as costumer for Steven Spielberg's "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). "Back to the Future" (1985) allowed her to move fluently from the nostalgia of the 1950s to the modern era, while "Coupe de Ville" (1990) and "Hoffa" (1992) showed off her facility with the designs of the 60s. Noted for the richness and detail of her research, Scott delved into the early 20th Century for "Legends of the Fall" (1994) and then got the chance of a lifetime to design the clothes for James Cameron's "Titanic" (1997), creating a 1912 wardrobe that ran the gamut from the very rich to the very poor, both European and American. For her efforts, Scott took home an Oscar for Best Costume Design.

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Worked at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO and then at the Pacific Conservancy, Santa Maria, CA
1979:
First feature credit as costume designer, "Don't Answer the Phone!"
1982:
Designed costumes for Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"
1984:
Costume supervisor on "Streets of Fire"
1985:
Designed costumes for Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future"
1986:
Initial collaboration with director Edward Zwick, "About Last Night"
1991:
First association with production designer Peter Lamont, "Eve of Destruction"
1992:
Designed costumes for Danny De Vito's "Hoffa"
1994:
Reteamed with Zwick for "Legends of the Fall"
1995:
Had a second chance to design clothes for actor De Vito, "Jack the Bear"
1995:
Worked with director Michael Mann on "Heat"
1995:
Designed costumes for Frank Oz's "The Indian in the Cupboard"
1997:
Reunited with Lamont on James Cameron's "Titanic"
1999:
Designed the costumes for "Wild Wild West"
2000:
Created the Colonial garb worn by Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger and others in "The Patriot"
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Education

California State University, Northridge: Northridge , California -
California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach , California -

Notes

"I think period films are what people focus on. But it's actually more difficult to do a contemporary movie. In a period film, you have certain rules. In contemporary design the concept can be really creative, because you have a billion choices." --Deborah Lynn Scott quoted in Daily News, March 17, 1998.

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daughter:
Tess.
daughter:
Hannah.

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