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LOS ANGELES Actress Jean Bruce Scott, the co-founder of Native Voices Theatre at the Autry, is making a return to NBC's "Days of Our Lives" in a role she first played 32 years ago.
Actress Jean Bruce Scott
Back in 1980, Scott originated the role of Jessica Blake Fallon and played her in 326 episodes to one of television's longest-running soap operas. She likely sets a record in "Days of Our Lives" history for having 30 years in between appearances when the first of four new episodes she filmed this summer will air on August 31, according to a press release.
Native Voices is the country's only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to producing new works by American Indian playwrights. Native Voices is widely respected in both the American Indian and theatre communities for its breakthrough plays and diverse programming showcasing unique points of view within the more than 500 American Indian nations in North America. Native Voices was founded in 1993 and has been housed at the Autry since 1999.
Scott had ongoing roles in many favorite television programs ranging from Magnum P.I., Airwolf, St. Elsewhere, Newhart, and Port Charles. Perhaps, her best known role was Caitlin O'Shannessy in Airwolf, which ran from 1984-1986 on CBS.
She left her screen acting career many years ago to co-found Native Voices with her husband, Randy Reinholz, Choctaw, who serves as the theatre's producing artistic director. Scott serves as the producing executive director.
posted August 29, 2012 7:20 am edt