Her death was reported by her son, Matthew Scott, to The New York Times.
Scott served under two mayoral administrations – Edward I. Koch and Rudolph Giulianni – in key leadership roles with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting. In the Koch years – 1983-89 – she was director of the office; she was commissioner of the office during the Giuliani years, 1994-2002.
Scott, who was married to actor George C. Scott from 1955-1960, began her career as an actress and singer, later moving to agency work and public relations, the latter including work for New York City’s Department of the Aging. She produced a PBS series on aging, Getting On, that won two Emmy