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Marsha Mason ACTOR




MARSHA MASON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Marsha Mason was born on April 3rd, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri as the oldest of two other sisters to James Joseph Mason and Jacqueline Helena Mason.  After she graduated from Nerinx Hall High School she went on to study at Webster University and earned a college degree.
 
Mason then chose to relocate to New York and began to study acting and also found some small roles on a number of commercials.  In 1965 she married actor, Gary Campbell and was cast in the film, "Hot Rod Hullabaloo" (1966).  With this film not reaching the level of success she had hoped for, she returned back to pursuing a career as a stage actress appearing in such productions as, "The Deer Park" and "Cactus Flower".
 
Marsha then found work with the San Francisco American Conservatory Theater and began appearing in the plays, "Private Lives", "Merchant of Venice", "You Can't Take It With You", "A Doll's House" and "The Crucible".
 
Along with working as a stage actress, Mason was also making appearances on such television Soap Opera's as, "Love of Life" (1951) "Dark Shadows" (1966) and "Where the Heart Is" (1969).
 
After her marriage to Campbell came to an end she became acquainted with Neil Simon and after knowing each other only three weeks the couple married.  It was Simon who helped get her career to head in the right direction.  She began appearing on the big screen in more prominent feature films such as, "Blume in Love" (1973), "Cinderella Liberty" (1973) and "The Heiress" (1975) for which she earned her first Oscar nomination.  
 
Other film roles she added to her resume were roles in, "The Goodbye Girl" (1977), "Chapter Two" (1979) and "Only When I Laugh" (1981) for which she received another Academy Award nomination.  In 1983, Mason and Simon divorced and she could not keep her popularity at the same level due to most of her film work being a result of her husband's influence.
 
Mason still fought on to remain as a highly desired actress in films and continued to add to her resume roles in, "Heartbreak Ridge" (1986), "Stella" (1990), "Drop Dead Fred" (1991), "I Love Trouble" (1994), "Nick of Time" (1995) and "2 Days in the Valley" (1996), however none of her films ever reached the level of success she had become accustomed too.
 
Later in her career she returned back to working as a stage actress appearing in the plays, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue", "Wintertime", "Steel Magnolias", "I Never Sang for My Father" and "The Night of the Iguana".
 
Along with films and stage work she also appeared in a couple television series such as, "Frasier", "Seinfeld", "Lipstick Jungle", "Army Wives" and "The Middle".
 
Marsha Mason never had any children and has not chosen to re-marry.  In addition to her career as an actress she was also involved in growing certified organic herbs and also started a wellness and bath and body products company called, Resting in the River.    

 
Filmography

2010-2011  The Middle

2008   Army Wives

2008   Lipstick Jungle 

2006   Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

2004   Bereft

2004   Bride & Prejudice

2004   The Long Shot

2002   The Education of Max Bickford

2001   Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

1999   Restless Spirits

1997-1998  Frasier

1996   2 Days in the Valley 

1995   Nick of Time

1995   Broken Trust 

1994   I Love Trouble

1993   One Life to Live 

1991-1992  Sibs 

1992   Seinfeld 

1991   Drop Dead Fred

1990   Stella 

1990   The Image 

1989   Dinner at Eight

1988   Hothouse 

1986   Heartbreak Ridge 

1986   Trapped in Silence 

1985   Survivin

1983   Max Dugan Returns 

1982   Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal 

1981   Only When I Laugh 

1979   Chapter Two 

1979   Promises in the Dark

1974-1978  Great Performances 

1978   The Cheap Detective 

1977   The Goodbye Girl 

1977   Audrey Rose 

1973   Cinderella Liberty

1973   Blume in Love 

1972   Young Dr. Kildare 

1969   Where the Heart Is 

1971-1972  Love of Life 

1969   Dark Shadows

1968   Beyond the Law 

1966   Hot Rod Hullabaloo 







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