Marsha Mason

Born Apr 3, 1942

Marsha Mason is an American actress and television director. Mason received four Academy Award nominations as Best Actress for her performances in Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh. She is also known for starring in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge.… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on April 3, 1942.


1973 31 Years Old Marsha Mason has had a distinguished career in film and theater. Neil Simon cast her in his Broadway play The Good Doctor in 1973. … Read More
1977 35 Years Old In 1977, Mason's performance in Simon's smash hit film, The Goodbye Girl, won her a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination.
1979 37 Years Old In 1979, Simon successfully cast Mason as Jennie MacLaine in the screen adaptation of his hit play Chapter Two, which was based on Mason's relationship with Simon up to their marriage. … Read More
1981 39 Years Old In 1981, Mason starred, along with Kristy McNichol, James Coco, and Joan Hackett, in Only When I Laugh, Simon's film adaptation of his Broadway comedy-drama The Gingerbread Lady and another big box-office success. … Read More


1983 41 Years Old However, Mason's 1983 film written by Simon, Max Dugan Returns, was disappointing. … Read More
1986 44 Years Old However, she co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge, which was fairly well received and a commercial success. … Read More


1996 54 Years Old Mason starred on Broadway in "Night of the Iguana" in 1996, and the following year in Michael Cristofer's "Amazing Grace".
1999 57 Years Old Mason reunited with "Goodbye Girl" co-star Richard Dreyfuss and writer Neil Simon in Duncan Weldon and Emanuel Azenberg's production of "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" in 1999 which was performed at the L.A. Theatre Works shortly after a revival in London's West End and led to a Grammy nomination in comedy.


2005 63 Years Old She appeared in Charles L. Mee’' "Wintertime" at the Second Stage theatre in New York. In August 2005 Mason starred as Hecuba at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and on Broadway Steel Magnolias, with Delta Burke, Frances Sternhagen, Rebecca Gayheart, Lily Rabe and Christine Ebersole. … Read More
2010 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2010, she co-starred in California Suite at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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