Four-time daytime Emmy award-winning TV producer-director Carol Scott Caramadre died June 24 of cancer in Studio City, Calif. She was 56.
Scott was one of a handful of females breaking new ground in the television industry during the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as an associate director, a tape and film director and, later, as a hands-on producer.
As an associate director, Carol Scott was a director in the early days of three-camera videotape sitcoms, working on “Day by Day” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and “Champs” starring Timothy Busfield, “Night Court” starring John Larroquette and “The Stockard Channing Show” and on “True Colors” starring Claude Brooks and Nancy Walker. She worked with Norman Lear on “All in the Family” and on the “Visions” series for PBS.
In 1982, with her then-husband TV reporter David Sheehan, Scott produced the videotape restaging of Bob Fosse’s “Pippin” for TV.
For 12 years, she worked on “General Hospital” as camera director, line producer, co-producer, editorial supervisor and producer, winning four daytime Emmys for her work on the show.
Born in Ebensburg, Penn., she was first hired by Roone Arledge at ABC in New York in 1971 as a production assistant, and then moved into the control room of soap “A World Apart.”
Scott is survived by her husband Brian; daughter Kelly Sheehan, a singer-songwriter and recording studio engineer; her mother; a brother and two sisters.
Donations may be made to the Premiere Oncology Foundation, attn: Lee Rosen, M.D., 2020 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 510, Santa Monica, CA 90404.