Lizabeth Scott, who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster and Charlton Heston, carving out a career as a femme fatale in film noir, has died. Reuters reports that she died of congestive heart failure Jan. 31 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. She was 92.
“Scott excelled in playing beautiful but duplicitous women who ensnare the disillusioned men who populated film noir,” the piece reports, noting that the actress was often compared to Lauren Bacall.
“Scott physically resembled Bacall and even appeared opposite Bacall’s husband Bogart in the 1947 film noir entry ‘Dead Reckoning’ about a military veteran who encounters her in his quest to solve his war buddy’s murder,” Reuters reports.
Among Scott’s other movies were “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” (1946), in which she starred with Barbara Stanwyck and Kirk Douglas; “I Walk Alone” (1948), with Lancaster and Douglas; “Dark City” (1950), with Heston; and “The Racket” (1951), with Robert Mitchum.
Reuters adds: “She appeared in more than 20 movies but her career never recovered after her unsuccessful $2.5 million lawsuit in 1955 against a gossip magazine called Confidential that published allegations she was a lesbian.”
Here’s a rare singing appearance by Scott from 1958 on live TV: