Marsha Mason
Actress
Marsha Mason
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.
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Jennifer Ashley Tepper Dazzles Again With 'The Untold Stories Of Broadway'
Huffington Post - 3 months
If the walls of Broadway's fabled theatres could talk, they'd tell amazing stories. And historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper shares them with flair. As she never tires of pointing out, the physical setting of a theatre--everything from modern sounds and lights to a creaking infrastructure dating back decades--can play as much of a role in shaping productions as the actors onstage. There may be no better example than the surreal opening night of "Once in a Lifetime," a comedy written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, which debuted at the Music Box Theatre in 1930. As the show began the cast realized that something was gravely wrong. Surefire laugh lines were falling flat and the audience was silent. It hadn't heard one word. In his memoir, "Act One," Hart remembered looking wildly toward Kaufman to see what was amiss, and the panic ended only when a voice in the balcony rang out: "It's the fans--turn off the fans!" In the excitement of opening night, an electrician forgot to shut them ...
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12 Times That Oscar Got Best Actress Wrong
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Sometimes the Academy Awards get it right. And sometimes the Oscar goes to actors for the wrong reason -- especially in the leading role categories. Let's face it, in its 88 years, there are instances where actors were awarded Oscars not because they were truly the category's strongest, but because they were the most popular, the most sentimental, played the studio politics game with the most savvy, played the most likable character, the actor whose character dies from the most horrible disease, etc. All wrong reasons. I have always loved the Academy Awards' Best Actress category, and this year's crop features the five strongest in years: Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan -- all worthy. I sincerely hope that the "best" performance wins, and I urge everyone to see all five before weighing in. If I could rewrite Best Actress history, I would tweak some of its more frustrating choices. So in chronological order, I'm calling out twelve ins ...
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Ralph Macchio's New Film, <em>Across Grace Alley</em>, Proves He's More Than an Actor
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Early in his acting career, Ralph Macchio worked with some of the world's great directors including Francis Ford Coppola (the Outsiders), John Avildsen (Karate Kid), Walter Hill (Crossroads) and Arthur Hiller (Teachers). In a sense, this experience was his film school. "I got to be the young guy hanging around the camera watching these masters at work," explains Macchio. "There was so much downtime as an actor, you'd either hang out in your hotel room or go into town and get into trouble. So I would visit the set and absorb all I could, not just from the directors, but also from the production designer, sound mixer and cinematographer." Learning the nuts and bolts of storytelling served Macchio well. In 2002, he wrote and directed Love Thy Brother, a 9-minute comedy which was shown at Sundance and distributed by HBO. "You write what you know," he explains about the film based on his relationship with his real life brother. And who can forget the hilarious FunnyOrDie.com video, W ...
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Miami Home Raises Its Asking Price
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
A Miami home raises its asking price by 28% to $40 million; a Montana ranch owned by Brock Candy heir asks $9.5 million; actress Marsha Mason asks more for a New Mexico farm.
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Miami Home Raises Its Asking Price
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
A Miami home raises its asking price by 28% to $40 million; a Montana ranch owned by Brock Candy heir asks $9.5 million; actress Marsha Mason asks more for a New Mexico farm.
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Miami Home Raises Its Asking Price
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
A Miami home raises its asking price by 28% to $40 million; a Montana ranch owned by Brock Candy heir asks $9.5 million; actress Marsha Mason asks more for a New Mexico farm.
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Miami Beach Home Re-Lists for $40 Million
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
The Brocks, the family behind Gummy Bears, have listed their Montana ranch for $9.5 million; a Miami Beach home formerly owned by Jennifer Lopez has re-listed with an $11 million price increase for $40 million; and actress Marsha Mason has listed her 247-acre Abiquiu, N.M., farm estate. Candace Jackson has details on The News Hub. Photo: Jon Small.
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Girl Power! Find A Muse in Taos as the Town of Taos and Marsha Mason Launch Remarkable Women of Taos–A Yearlong Celebration of Creative, Exceptional Women
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
Remarkable Women of Taos Yearlong Celebration of Creative, Independent Women Includes Numerous Museum Exhibitions, Gallery Openings, and Self-Guided Tours. Famed for drawing creative people to the high-desert of New Mexico, Taos continues to inspires many visitors seeking the arts, culture and great outdoor experiences. http://taos.org/womenTaos, New Mexico (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 <a class="fplink fp-187415" href="/Marsha+Mason+1">Marsha Mason</a> has it, and she’ll be there. Millicent Rogers had it. Agnes Martin had it. Beatrice Mandleman, Maria Martinez, and oh boy did Mable Dodge Luhan have it. ...
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Play reveals importance of beauty-salon culture - Ahwatukee Foothills News
Google News - over 5 years
Later, a 2005 Broadway revival was introduced with Delta Burke, Marsha Mason and Christine Ebersole. But most are familiar with the 1989 movie that starred Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Shirley MacLaine
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Ask the Incredible Inman | Depp has the job - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
The cast also includes Courtney Chase, Christopher Walken, Marsha Mason and Peter Strauss. Freelance writer David Inman&#39;s column appears daily. Email him at incredibleinman@yahoo.com. Please include your hometown. Questions of general interest will be
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SEARCH: Past 14 days Archives - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
... which a man must kill the governor or his little girl will be killed? A. That&#39;s the 1995 film “Nick of Time,” in which Johnny Depp plays the unfortunate fellow. The cast also includes Courtney Chase, Christopher Walken, Marsha Mason and Peter Strauss
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The Gingerbread Lady presented by Richardson Theatre Centre review - TheaterJones Performing Arts News in North Texas
Google News - over 5 years
It had 193 performances on Broadway, but found more success as a 1981 movie, Only When I Laugh, starring Marsha Mason, who by then was Mrs. Simon. Despite the box office successes of Simon&#39;s plays, he was often criticized for letting his knack for
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Neil Simon meets Chekhov -- for laughs - Ventura County Star
Google News - over 5 years
I met my wife (Marsha Mason, who was cast in one of the scenes) doing this one.” The actors are all well-known on the Ojai ACT stage and beyond; they are Tom Eubanks, Holly Ferguson, John Hankins, Gai Jones, Phil Nemy, Cecil Sutton, Tracey Williams
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The Middle: Molly Shannon spielt Frankies Schwester - serienjunkies.de
Google News - over 5 years
Ob es in diesem Zusammenhang auch ein Wiedersehen mit Frankies Eltern gespielt von Marsha Mason und Jerry Van Dyke geben wird, steht noch nicht fest. Die 1964 geborene Molly Shannon war ab 1995 Mitglied der NBC-Sketch-Comedy „Saturday Night Live“ und
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The Middle Exclusive: Molly Shannon to Play Patricia Heaton's TV Sis! - TVLine
Google News - over 5 years
Viewers have already been introduced to Frankie&#39;s parents, played by Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke, but this will be our first time meeting the oft-referenced Janet. Shannon&#39;s hiring follows news that Heaton&#39;s Everybody Loves Raymond hubby Ray Romano
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La fama, el arte de la improvisación y la sobreactuación, según Al Pacino - CanalTCM (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
En La chica del adiós, con Dreyfuss y Marsha Mason, uno de los personajes le dice al otro: &quot;Nadie sabía quién era Al Pacino antes de El Padrino&quot;. Y grité hacia la pantalla: &quot;Eres una mentirosa, Marsha. ¡Antes de El Padrino ya habías estado conmigo en
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Local sports - My West Texas
Google News - over 5 years
Marsha Mason, Odessa, 678; 177. Debra Cummings, Midland, 674; 182. Jane Brown, Midland, 673 Division 5 Singles: 9. Eunice Rice, Odessa, 763; 46. Jennifer Blackburn, Midland, 722; 73. Debra Hostas, Midland, 710; 95. Connie Butler, Midland, 702; 98
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Melvin Warren Mason - Wellington Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary of the home; son&#39;s Max Mason, Tulsa, OK and Marlin Mason, wife Sharon of South Haven, KS; daughter Marsha Mason, Wichita, KS; Grandchildren, Susanne Ishee, husband John; Paula Farrell, husband Andy,
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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Marsha Mason and My Malted Milk Balls - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
A week in the life of actor, radio host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky. Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone had a great barbeque while blasting 1776 (not the movie!). 1776 suffers from preconceived notions
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marsha Mason
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 67
    In April 2010, Mason co-starred with Keir Dullea and Matt Servitto in an Off-Broadway production of I Never Sang for My Father.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance as Margaret Garrison, Mason received good reviews. Marsha Mason has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Mason was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jacqueline Helena (Rakowski) and James Joseph Mason, a printer. She and her younger sister, Linda (b. 1943), were raised Catholic and grew up in Crestwood. Mason is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School and Webster University, both in Webster Groves. She raced a Mazda RX-3 in SCCA events. A resident of New Mexico, she had a farm in Abiquiu that grew certified organic herbs. In the late 1990s, Mason sold herbs wholesale to companies both locally and regionally before starting a line of wellness and bath and body products called "Resting in the River". Mason is a staunch Democrat who has donated over $4,000 to Democratic candidates.
    As of 2010 Mason plays Patricia Heaton's mother in ABC comedy series The Middle.
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    In February 2010, she co-starred in California Suite at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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  • 2005
    Age 62
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in A Feminine Ending at Playwrights Horizons, and in the Shakespeare Theater Company's performance of "All's Well That Ends Well" in Washington, D.C. Mason's recent television work includes guest roles on Seinfeld, Lipstick Jungle, and Army Wives. Mason starred in her own series, Sibs, which ran from 1991-92. In 1997 and 1998, she had a recurring role on the TV show Frasier as Sherry Dempsey.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 56
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She earned a Grammy nomination in comedy.
    She starred in a 1999 revival of The Prisoner of Second Avenue in London, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for the 2000 recording.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, she starred in the American premier production of Hecuba at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Her other Broadway credits include The Night of the Iguana (1996), Steel Magnolias (2005), and Impressionism (2009).
  • 1996
    Age 53
    Mason starred on Broadway in a revival of Night of the Iguana in 1996, and the following year in Michael Cristofer's Amazing Grace.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 43
    She co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge, which was fairly well received and a commercial success.
    More Details Hide Details Mason played in a New York production of Harold Pinter's Old Times. She next directed the play Juno's Swans (1986), by E. Katherine Kerr, at the Second Stage Theatre in Los Angeles. Her stage credits include Norman Mailer's The Deer Park, Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx, Neil Simon's The Good Doctor and King Richard III at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 38
    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; it was another box-office success.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance as Georgia Hines, Mason was highly praised and earned a fourth Best Actress Oscar nomination. Mason's Max Dugan Returns (1983), also written by Simon, grossed a modest $17.6 million at the box office. Despite a stellar cast led by Mason, Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards and Matthew Broderick, the film was a slow starter, becoming more popular after premiering on cable TV and VHS. By this time, Mason and Simon had divorced, and her film career lost momentum.
  • 1979
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film proved to be another big hit, garnering her a third Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
  • 1977
    Age 34
    In 1977, Mason's performance in Simon's smash hit film, The Goodbye Girl, won her a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination.
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  • 1973
    Age 30
    Marsha Mason has had a distinguished career in film and theater. Neil Simon cast her in his Broadway play The Good Doctor in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly afterwards, Mason and Simon, a widower, fell in love and got married. That same year, Mason co-starred opposite James Caan in the 20th Century Fox film Cinderella Liberty, which netted her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 25
    She has also had an extensive career on stage, making her Broadway debut as a replacement in the comedy Cactus Flower in 1968.
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  • 1966
    Age 23
    Mason's film debut was in the 1966 film Hot Rod Hullabaloo.
    More Details Hide Details Her other films include, Blume in Love (1973), The Cheap Detective (1978), Max Dugan Returns (1983) Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Stella (1990) and Drop Dead Fred (1991). On television, she appeared in the soap opera Love of Life (1971-72) and received an Emmy Award nomination for her recurring role in the sitcom Frasier (1997-98).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on April 3, 1942.
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