Famous People Named Scott
Take a look at famous people named Scott, such as Scott Sullivan, Scott Baio, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Songwriter, Pianist / 1868 - 1917
Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer."
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profile name: Scott Disick profile occupation: Reality Television Star
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profile name: Scott Joplin profile occupation: Songwriter, Pianist
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profile name: Scott Baio profile occupation: Television Actor, Television Producer
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profile name: Scott Peterson profile occupation: Murderer
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profile name: Scott Brown profile occupation: Lawyer, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Scott Hamilton profile occupation: Ice Skater, Television Personality
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