Hazel Scott Biography and Early Life
Hazel Scott was a Trinidadian jazz and classical singer, pianist and actress. She was born Hazel Dorothy Scott on June 11, 1920 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and she was raised in New York City, New York, United States. She was born to her parents named R. Thomas Scott (Father) and Alma Long Scott (Mother).
Hazel Scott Net Worth
Hazel Scott’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million. She earned over $1 million as salary annually. Her net worth and salary amassed due to the success in her career as a singer, pianist and actress.
Hazel Scott Career
Scott started her singing career at the age of 8 and this prompted her parents to enrol her at the Julliard School in New York. By the age of 16, she was already a regular and popular performer for the Mutual Broadcasting System. She appeared in musical theatres such as Cotton Club Revue of 1938, Sing Out the News and The Priorities of 1942. For most part of the 1930s and 1940s, she performed jazz, blues, ballads, broadways and boogie-woogie songs. As an actress, she starred in I Dood it in 1943, Something to shout about in 1943, Rhapsody in Blue in 1945 and many more.
Scott was the first ever African-American woman to have her own television show called The Hazel Scott Show and it premiered on the DuMont Television Network on July 3, 1950. She was the leader of various singing groups which included Decca, Columbia and Signature. Some of her discography include Swinging the Classics: Piano Solos in Swing Style with Drums in 1941, A Piano Recital in 1946, Two Toned Piano Recital in 1952, Relaxed Piano Moods in 1955, Round Midnight in 1957, Always in 1979, After Hours in 1983 and more.
Hazel Scott Wife
Hazel Scott didn’t have a wife, rather, she was married to her husband named Adam Clayton Powell, they were married from 1945 until 1960. She later married comedian Ezio Bedin on January 19, 1961.
Hazel Scott Husband
Hazel Scott was married twice. She was married to Adam Clayton Powell, from 1945 until 1960 when they divorced. She later got married to comedian Ezio Bedin on January 19, 1961.
Hazel Scott Kids
Hazel Scott had a son named Adam Clayton Powell III, a journalist, media executive and scholar and she had a daughter named Whitney Bedin.
Hazel Scott Parents
Hazel Scott was born to her parents named R. Thomas Scott (Father) and Alma Long Scott (Mother).
Hazel Scott Cause of Death
Hazel Scott died on October 2, 1981 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. She died of cancer. She was laid to rest at Flushing Cemetery in Queens, New York.
Hazel Scott Education (High School and College)
Hazel Scott studied at Julliard School. It was at the Julliard School that she perfected her singing and acting talents.
Hazel Scott Residence
Before her death, Hazel Scott resided in New York City, New York, United States.
Hazel Scott Height and Weight
Hazel Scott stood at a height of 5 ft 8 inches. She weighed 72 kg.
Hazel Scott Nationality and Ethnicity
Hazel Scott was of Trinidadian nationality. She was of African-American ethnicity and descent.
Social Media Presence
Scott was never active on social media when she was alive.
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Controversies, rumours and legal issues
When she was alive, Scott had a number of controversies around her neck. She refused to take roles in Hollywood which cast her as a singing maid and she refused to perform shows at arenas where blacks and whites were seated separately. In 1949, she filed a law suit against the owners of a Pasco, Washington Restaurant when a waitress refused to serve her and her companion because they were Negroes. She was also known for her many civil right activisms for the Negroes.
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Facts about Hazel Scott
|Net Worth||$14 million|
|Salary||Over $1 million annually|
|Income Source||Jazz and classical singer, pianist and actress|
|Birthday||June 11, 1920|
|Husband||Adam Clayton Powell (1945-1960) and Ezio Bedin (m. 1961)|
|Kids||Adam Clayton Powell III (Son) and Whitney Bedin (Daughter)|
|Parents||R. Thomas Scott (Father) and Alma Long Scott (Mother)|
|Cause of Death||Cancer|
|Height||5 ft 8 inches|
|Residence||New York City, New York, United States|