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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:39 AM
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RIP Hotsy Totzi



She was introduced to television as the memorable Rosalie "Hotzi" Totzi on Welcome Back, Kotter. She was Cathy Shumway, the younger sister of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Angie.
Actress Debralee Scott, who was a frequent face as a game show celebrity in the late 1970s and early '80s, died Tuesday night at her new home in Amelia Island, Fl.
Scott, who had recently moved to the resort area near Jacksonville, turned 52 last Saturday.
Scott turns up frequently on GSN's Match Game reruns, which she populated from 1976-80. Among her other game show credits: The $20,000 Pyramid (with Soupy Sales and Peter Lawford, among others), Chain Reaction and Password Plus.
Herman said Scott moved to north Florida to help care for her sister. "I talked to her Saturday on her birthday," said Herman. "A week before, she mysteriously went into a coma for three days. She woke from it joking with the nurses. She told me the nurse kept asking her, 'Do you know where you are?' She replied, 'Obviously, I'm in the hopsital.'"
Doctors apparently could not determine a reason for the coma. She returned home on her birthday to unpack belongings shipped from Brooklyn.
Scott, who was one of several favorites of the many supporting comedy actresses who populated the lower tier of Match Game, encountered a tragedy during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Her fiance, New York Port Authority officer J.D. Levi was killed. Scott worked tirelessly to help Levi's mother obtain money from the national relief fund for 9/11 victims' families.
According to Herman, Scott dated former Beatle Ringo Starr in the 1970s. "On one of her many appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, (Merv) introduced her by saying she was dating Ringo," remembered Herman. "Having just split up from Ringo, she yelled to Merv while standing in the wings, 'Not anymore!' It got a huge laugh."


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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:41 AM
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1. I remember her very well... such a sad existence as of late...
Rest in Peace, Ms Scott...
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:46 AM
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5. I looked for info on her a couple
of years ago, she was always my favorite chacter on Welcome back kotter. I read about her fiancee being killed on 11 September, I wonder if that had something to do with her untimely demise. One more, damn this year is sucking. RIP Deborah.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:44 AM
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2. I wonder what was the cause of her death. n/t
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:45 AM
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3. I remember her from Kotter & Match Game
Sad. Too young. :(
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:46 AM
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4. I always wondered what
happened to her after Mary Hartman. I loved her in that show. Sad, she was so young.

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 09:49 AM
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6. Very funny on MH,MH.
R.I.P. Debralee.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 10:06 AM
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7. awwwwwwwww.....I used to watch her when I was little on game shows.
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 10:13 AM
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8. VERY sad
In addition to the roles mentioned, she appeared in American Grafitti and had an uncredited spot in Dirty Harry. RIP Debralee
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-05 10:15 AM
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9. She was the nude corpse on the hill in 'DH'.
She once joked she'd only do a nude scene "over her dead body".
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