DeVallon Scott

DeVallon Scott, a screenwriter of the 1940s and ’50s, died Nov. 24 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following a lengthy illness. He was 87.

Scott was born in New York City and graduated from UCLA in 1932. His screenwriting career spanned 30 years at such studios as MGM, Columbia, Warner Bros. and RKO.

He wrote numerous features, including “She Went to the Races” (1945), “A Letter for Evie” (1945), “Blackbeard the Pirate” (1952) and “The Maverick Queen” (1956).

During the 1950s and ’60s, Scott turned his attention toward television, writing for such shows as “Maverick,” “Captain Midnight,” “Hawaiian Eye” and “Adventures in Paradise.”

Scott is survived by his wife, a son, a granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.

The family suggests donations in Scott’s name be made to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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