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James Mason

Born May 15, 1909

James Neville Mason was an English actor.After achieving much success in the United Kingdom (he was the top box office attraction there in 1944 and 1945), he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, starring in iconic films such as: The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict, Mandingo, Murder by Decree and Salem's Lot.He was nominated for three Academy Awards and three Golden Globes (winning the Golden Globe in 1955 for A Star is Born).… Read More

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1909 Birth Born on May 15, 1909.


1933 24 Years Old In 1933 Korda gave Mason a small role in The Private Life of Don Juan but fired him three days into shooting.
1935 26 Years Old From 1935 to 1948 he starred in many British quota quickies. … 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


1959 50 Years Old Mason survived a cardiac arrest in 1959 and died as result of another on 27 July 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland. … Read More


1975 66 Years Old …  In 1975 he played Falconhurst plantation owner in the controversial film Mandingo. … Read More
1981 72 Years Old Mason's autobiography, Before I Forget, was published in 1981.
1984 75 Years Old Died on July 27, 1984.
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