Film noir icon Lizabeth Scott has passed away at the age of 92.
Scott was born in Pennsylvania on September 29, 1922. She died nearly a week ago, on January 31st. She had retired from films and TV in the mid '60s, excepting a 1972 role in PULP.
TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949) with Dan Duryea, which I included on my list of Favorite Discoveries of 2014.
I also especially enjoyed her as a homewrecker in PITFALL (1948). Alan K. Rode interviewed Scott prior to the screening and reported that she described her experience making the film as "delicious," and he said she had the highest regard for Dick Powell.
Karen wrote a lovely tribute to Scott at The Dark Pages on the occasion of Scott's birthday last fall.
Obituaries have been published by The Guardian, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Lizabeth Scott movies previously reviewed here: VARIETY GIRL (1947), PITFALL (1948), EASY LIVING (1949), TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949), THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS (1951), TWO OF A KIND (1951), THE RACKET (1951), and SILVER LODE (1954).
Other notable Scott films include THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (1946), DEAD RECKONING (1947), I WALK ALONE (1948), DARK CITY (1950), BAD FOR EACH OTHER (1953), and LOVING YOUNG (1957). (Update: DEAD RECKONING has now been reviewed here and THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS is reviewed here.)
Lizabeth Scott's work will be remembered and appreciated for as long as there are fans of film noir.
Update: TCM Remembers Lizabeth Scott.