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
At age 22, she found fame on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman playing Mary’s sister Cathy Shumway. She appeared on the first season of the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter as Rosalie “Hotsy” Totsy, guest-starred in an episode of Gibbsville in 1976 and played Angie’s younger sister Marie Falco in the Donna Pescow situation comedy Angie.
Debralee Scott Cause of Death – Obituary, (April 2, 1953 – April 5, 2005)
Among her feature-film credits were the 1973 feature film American Graffiti, the 1974 film Earthquake, and the 1984 film Police Academy.
Scott was a fixture on the game-show circuit in the late 1970s and early 1980s, frequently serving as a celebrity guest on shows including Match Game, The $20,000 Pyramid, Riddlers, and Password Plus.
Scott also appeared on Celebrity Family Feud on November 4, 1979 with the cast of Angie. The cast of Angie took on the cast of The Ropers. In the Fast Money round, she got 176 points out of the 200 needed to win. Partner Robert Hays only needed 24 points as they won $10,000 for their charity. In the final Fast Money round of the special event, she scored 234 points all by herself, getting 4 of the 5 most popular answers and winning before Hays ever got a chance to play. Host Richard Dawson noted that she was the first celebrity player and the fourth player in the show’s history to win a Fast Money round single-handedly.
For a while, Scott continued to work in front of the camera, appearing in two Police Academy movies, but she later retired and chose a career behind the camera, becoming an agent for a company in New York City called Empowered Artists.
In 2000, Scott appeared on a panel with her former Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman castmates at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills.