James Mason

Born May 15, 1909

James Neville Mason was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Mason remained a powerful figure in the industry throughout his career and was nominated for three Academy Awards as well as three Golden Globes (winning once).… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about James Mason.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Mason.


1909 Birth Born on May 15, 1909.


1931 22 Years Old After Cambridge he made his stage debut in Aldershot in The Rascal in 1931. … Read More
1933 24 Years Old In 1933 Alexander Korda gave Mason a small role in The Private Life of Don Juan but sacked him three days into shooting.
1935 26 Years Old From 1935-38, he starred in many British quota quickies. … Read More


1944 35 Years Old After achieving much success in the United Kingdom, where he was the top box office attraction in 1944 and 1945, he made the transition to the United States and became one of Hollywood's biggest stars. … Read More
1946 37 Years Old They also thought he was the most popular international star in 1946; he dropped to second place the following year.
1948 39 Years Old He was the most popular male star in Canada in 1948. … Read More


1949 40 Years Old Mason was a devoted lover of animals, particularly cats. He and his wife, Pamela Mason, co-authored the book The Cats in Our Lives, which was published in 1949. … Read More
1952 43 Years Old In 1952, Mason purchased a house previously owned by Buster Keaton. … Read More


1959 50 Years Old Mason survived a severe heart attack in 1959.


1984 75 Years Old He died as result of another heart attack on 27 July 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was cremated. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.