Harold R. Scott, Jr., Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on July 16, 2006. Professor Emeritus Scott, Jr. was a member of the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard, Scott was head of the directing program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts for almost 20 years. He lectured at more than a dozen universities, including Harvard and Brandeis. Among his awards are an Obie, an Exxon Award, a Variety Critics' Poll, and a Special Award from the New England Theater Conference for his acting, directing, and teaching. Scott was trained as an actor by Elia Kazan, Harold Clurman, and Robert Lewis. He was a professional actor for more than 15 years, creating roles in such New York productions as Incident at Vichy, After the Fall, Les Blancs and the Death of Bessie Smith.
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