Debralee Scott

Debralee Scott

Debralee Scott

Debralee Scott

Debralee Scott is a non-profit executive and communications professional from Atlanta, GA. She's worked internationally, including the Caribbean and Africa, where she learned to harness the power of multilingual platforms and communication models. In her spare time, she's a tippy-tap champion and a certified yoga teacher.


Debralee Scott (April 2, 1953 – April 5, 2005) was an American comedic 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.

Debralee Scott was born in 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the youngest child of William Henry Scott, Jr. (March 1, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania - September 17, 1993, Scranton, Pennsylvania) and Marion Jones (February 11, 1916, Scranton, Pennsylvania - October 1993, Pittston, Pennsylvania); Debralee's older sisters were producer Carol Ann Scott (later known as Scott Bushnell) and Beverly Hills talent manager Jeri Scott. When Scott's sisters were young adults, they relocated from Elizabeth, New Jersey to San Francisco, California. (Source: www.imdb.com)


In the mid-1970s, Scott relocated to Los Angeles, California, and got an agent. Scott played semi-recurring character Rosalie 'Hotsy' Totsy on "Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)". At the age of 22, Scott starred in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976), as the titular character's younger sister Cathy, and reprised the role for the show's sequel Forever Fernwood (1977). After "Forever Fernwood" ended, Scott became a host for celebrity quiz game shows, including "The $10,000 Pyramid (1973)", "Super Password (1984)", and "Match Game 73 (1973)". Scott also acted in "Pandemonium (1982)" and "Police Academy (1984)". Scott was in relationships with Desi Arnaz Jr., Micky Dolenz, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Frakes, Peter P. Lucia Jr., Neal Schon, and Ringo Starr.

Among her feature film credits was the 1973 feature film American Graffiti, the 1974 film Earthquake and the 1984 film Police Academy. She played a corpse of a dead girl named Ann Mary Deacon who was killed by "Scorpio" (played by Andy Robinson) in the 1971 Clint Eastwood film Dirty Harry. (Source: markgoodson.fandom.com)


She relocated to Florida from New York City in 2005 to help and live with her ailing sister. While in Florida, she collapsed into a coma. She recovered after spending several days in the hospital. She was discharged on her birthday, soon after she recovered from coma. However, 3 days later, on April 5, 2005, she died in her sleep. Although an autopsy was done, the cause of her death could not be ascertained. Her body was then cremated.

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. On April 5, 2005, three days after her 52nd birthday and being released from the hospital, she took a nap and apparently died in her sleep. Scott's body was cremated. Her fiance's mother stated that Scott had a drinking problem that led to her developing cirrhosis, which led to her death. Her sister Jerri said, "She never did get over Dennis' death." (Source: www.celebsagewiki.com)



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