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Lizabeth Scott, Early Film Noir Star, Dead at 92

Costar of Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster died of heart failure

Lizabeth Scott, one of the original femme fatales of cinema, is dead at 92.

With star-making turns in the film-noir classics of the 1940s and ’50s, Scott suffered heart failure at Cedars Sinai Medical Center on January 31, according to media reports.

In 1947, Scott starred in “I Walk Alone” with Burt Lancaster, and opposite Charlton Heston in 1950’s “Dark City.”

Scott often drew comparisons to Lauren Bacall, thanks to her smoky voice, film fans note. Her last credited role was in 1972’s “Pulp,” a sort of parody of the noir genre, alongside Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney.

1953 saw a rare comedic turn in Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis’ “Scared Stiff.”  She also played a publicist who discovers a budding country talent in Elvis Presley, in 1957’s “Loving You.”

Scott, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was born in Pennsylvania and had roots in the theater. In the 1940’s, she served as understudy Tallulah Bankhead in the Thornton Wilder play “The Skin of Our Teeth.”

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