Tracy Scott, Script Supervisor on Megan Ellison Films, Dies at 46

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Tracy Scott (left), cinematographer Linus Sandgren and director David O. Russell on 'American Hustle.'

She managed continuity on the sets of such movies as 'Up in the Air,' 'American Hustle,' 'Whiplash,' 'Black Mass,' 'Her,' 'Foxcatcher' and 'Joy.'

Tracy Scott, a top-notch script supervisor who worked for producer Megan Ellison on American Hustle, Her, Foxcatcher and Joy, has died. She was 46.

Scott died Saturday at her parents' home in Lady Lake, Fla., her brother, Michael, told The Hollywood Reporter. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015 and, after treatment and surgeries, was told in April that she had contracted liver cancer.

Scott had to leave the production of the Nash Edgerton film American Express, which was shooting in Mexico.

On Twitter, Ellison called Scott "a stunning soul and talent."

Scott also recently served on the crews for Whiplash (2014), Veronica Mars (2014), The Gambler (2014), Black Mass (2015) and Concussion (2015).

Scott was born in Charleston, S.C., and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Miami (Ohio) University and then Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, where she landed a gig as an intern on The Green Mile.

On that Frank Darabont film, Scott impressed script supervisor Susan Malerstein-Watkins, who encouraged her to come to Hollywood, and Scott moved west in 1999. She later worked on such films as Garden State (2004), Crossing Over (2009), The Proposal (2009), Up in the Air (2009) and Unthinkable (2010).

Scott's résumé also included the TV series Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Wilfred and Happy Endings.

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