Adrian Scott

Adrian Scott

Birth
Arlington, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Dec 1973 (aged 61)
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 13576748 · View Source
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Writer/producer. Born Robert Adrian Scott. One of the "Hollywood Ten" - ten writers, producers and directors who went before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 and refused to answer the question, "Were you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?" The ten - Scott, Alvah Bessie, Dalton Trumbo, John Howard Lawson, Ring Lardner, Jr., Samuel Ornitz, Herbert Biberman, Albert Maltz, Lester Cole and Edward Dmytryk - based their refusal to answer questions regarding their politics on the basis of the protection of the First Amendment. The courts disagreed and they were eventually found guilty of contempt of Congress, fined $1,000 each, and sentenced to various federal prisons with terms ranging from a few months to a year. Scott, who was among the first ten people to testify before the HUAC after fellow producer Edward Dmytryk supplied his name to the committee, served a year at Ashland Prison. After his release, his name was put on a blacklist and he was unable to work in Hollywood. Before the blacklist, he was a successful writer and producer, writing the screenplays for "Keeping Company," "The Parson of Panamint," "We Go Fast," and "Mr. Lucky," among others. He also produced "Murder, My Sweet," "Deadline at Dawn," "So Well Remembered," and "Crossfire." During the blacklist, he continued writing under pseudonyms, writing episodes for shows such as "Ironwide," "The Bold Ones," and "Lassie" but he never worked in films again.

Cause of death: Lung cancer

Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo


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  • Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
  • Added: 9 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13576748
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adrian Scott (6 Feb 1912–25 Dec 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13576748, ; Maintained by Donna Di Giacomo (contributor 16208410) Unknown.