Clarissa Kaye

Clarissa Kaye

Born 1931

Clarissa Kaye was an Australian stage, film and television actress. She was the second wife (1971–84) of British actor James Mason. After her marriage, she was often known as Clarissa Kaye-Mason.

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1931 Birth Clarissa Kaye was born as Clarissa Knipe in Sydney around 1931.


1958 27 Years Old In 1958 she became one of a class of informal students of Hayes Gordon, who taught "The Method" (the group included Reg Livermore and Jon Ewing). … Read More


1971 40 Years Old James Mason and Clarissa Kaye married on 8 August 1971 in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, and remained together until his death in 1984. (It has been reported that it was her second marriage.) Kaye reportedly was willing to put her career on hold, but Mason regularly insisted that she be given roles in his films. … Read More


1984 53 Years Old James Mason died in 1984, and Clarissa Kaye died on 21 July 1994 from cancer. … Read More


1994 63 Years Old Died in 1994.
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