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Also Known As: Emma Matzo Died:
Born: September 29, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, model

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An alluring blonde with a husky, come-hither voice, Lizabeth Scott was a leading lady of film noir during the genre's peak years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but scandal drove her from the public eye after only a few years on screen. Promoted by Paramount as a femme fatale in the Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake mold, her career never matched theirs in regard to role or project, but she proved herself to be a capable scene-stealer and eye-pleasing presence in thrillers like "The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers" (1947), "The Racket" (1951) and "Dark City" (1950). Tabloid allegations left her star tarnished in the mid-1950s, and she vanished from the screen for the next half-century, save for an appearance in 1972's "Pulp." Though largely forgotten by the general public, her steamy presence made her a favorite among armchair detectives and other fans of classic film noir. Her death on January 31, 2015 at the age of 92 was mourned by fans of the style around the world.

An alluring blonde with a husky, come-hither voice, Lizabeth Scott was a leading lady of film noir during the genre's peak years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but scandal drove her from the public eye after only a few years on screen. Promoted by Paramount as a femme fatale in the Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake mold, her career never matched theirs in regard to role or project, but she proved herself to be a capable scene-stealer and eye-pleasing presence in thrillers like "The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers" (1947), "The Racket" (1951) and "Dark City" (1950). Tabloid allegations left her star tarnished in the mid-1950s, and she vanished from the screen for the next half-century, save for an appearance in 1972's "Pulp." Though largely forgotten by the general public, her steamy presence made her a favorite among armchair detectives and other fans of classic film noir. Her death on January 31, 2015 at the age of 92 was mourned by fans of the style around the world.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pulp (1972) Betty Cippola
2.
 The Weapon (1957) Elsa Jenner
3.
 Loving You (1957) Glenda Markle
4.
 Bad for Each Other (1954) Helen Curtis
5.
 Silver Lode (1954) Rose Evans
6.
 Scared Stiff (1953) Mary Carroll
7.
 Red Mountain (1952) Chris
8.
 Stolen Face (1952) Alice Brent/Lily Colvert
9.
 The Company She Keeps (1951) Joan [Willburn]
10.
 The Racket (1951) Irene Hayes
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Began career acting in summer stock
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Worked as a fashion model in NYC
1942:
First break, understudied Tallulah Bankhead as Sabina in Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth"
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Spotted by producer Hal Wallis and brought to Hollywood, CA
1945:
Made screen debut in "You Came Along"
1946:
Co-starred with Barbara Stanwyck and Kirk Douglas in "The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers"
1947:
Appeared opposite Humphrey Bogart in "Dead Reckoning"
1949:
Landed one of best screen roles opposite Victor Mature in "Easy Living"
1955:
Successfully sued <i>Confidential</i> magazine over allegations about her sexual orientation
1957:
Last film for 15 years "Loving You," starring Elvis Presley
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Lent her seductive voice to off-screen narration of TV commercials
1960:
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
1972:
Made one-shot return to films in "Pulp," starring Michael Caine
1987:
Appeared on stage at American Film Institute tribute to Hal Wallis
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Education

Marywood College: Scranton , Pennsylvania -
Alvienne School: New York , New York -

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