Actress Esther Scott – most notably “Boys in the Hood” and “Dreamgirls” – died Friday at UCLA for her role in motherhood in films and television shows. Los Angeles Medical Center. He is 66 years old.
Mr Scott had a heart attack and was found unconscious on February 7 at his Santa Monica, California home, his sister Shawn Scott said, confirming his death.
Esther Scott made a career as a well-known face of rearing but sometimes the hardest character in more than 70 movies and many TV shows.
“Boys in the Hood,” a movie about the challenges faced by young black men growing up in South Los Angeles in South America, played the protagonist of the love interest of the Scott hero. Leaving the meat, he chases the young man out of his granddaughter’s bedroom.
In 2006’s “Dreamgirls,” Mrs. Scott played Curtis Taylor Jr.’s aunt, Ethel. Mr. Taylor is a record executive at Jamie Foxx, and his aunt keeps an eye on her kids.
Mrs. Scott was a shelter nurse on “Craft” (1996) and a judge on “Austin Powers: The Gold Member” (2002). Other TV shows include “Martin,” “Sister, Sister” and “The Wayans Bros.” He too had a role.
Fans would usually recognize him on the street but never remember his name, his sister said.
Shawn Scott remembers seeing his sister play Bridget Turner’s role as Nat Turner, the servant who led the uprising in Virginia at the time of her sister’s “birth of a nation.”
Mr. Scott played the role of Mr. Turner’s paternal grandmother, who taught him to read and write.
Shawn Scott said, “He was really looking forward to that special role.” I think he was excited. He thought it was time to tell the story.
Esther Scott was born on April 5, 1863 in the flashing of Queens. Shortly afterwards, the family moved to Brooklyn. Ms Scott attended Bronx High School of Science, where her sister said she caught the acting bug.
“Sean Scott said,” I can remember every play they had. “” More than that, he was probably bitten by a bug. “
Mrs. Scott moved to California and graduated from San Francisco State University, where she earned a master’s degree in theater arts, her sister said.
Many more serious roles followed Mrs. Scott after filming “Boys in the Hood” – but there was one she simply couldn’t fill.
Shawn Scott laughs, “She tried to be a mother to me, but we raised her head.”
In addition to her sister Shawn, Esther Scott is survived by her mother, Sandra Grant. Another sister Valerie J. Love, 25, died.
After all, no matter how small or large the role is, Miss Scott was happy to do what she loved, her sister said.
“He enjoyed all his roles,” said Shawn Scott. “He was excited about the work.”