Pamela Mason Biography (1918-1996)
Born March 10, 1918 (one source says 1916), in Westgate, England (another source says Southend-on-Sea, England); naturalized U.S. citizen in 1959; died resulting from heart failure, June 29, 1996, in Beverly Hills, CA. Actor, talk-show host, author. Mason gained prominence as an actor in several motion pictures, including I Met a Murderer, a film for which she wrote the screenplay with her husband, actor James Mason. Her first novel, This Little Hand, was published in the early 1940s. In 1946, the Masons moved to Hollywood, California. She appeared in several films and television shows, including Accused, TheJames Mason Show, and My Wicked, Wicked, Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn. She hosted two talk shows: the Pamela Mason Show and The Weaker Sex, both of which aired in the 1960s. Her written works include Marriage Is the First StepToward Divorce, Del Palma, The Blinds Are Down, and The Female Pleasure Hunt.
- English, American
- actor, author
- Birth Details
- March 10, 1918
- Westgate, England
- Death Details
- June 29, 1996
- Beverly Hills, California, United States
- International Motion Picture Almanac, Quigley Publishing Co., 1995.
- Chicago Tribune, July 1, 1996, section 4, p. 7; July 7, 1996, section 4,p. 4.
- Los Angeles Times, July 1, 1996, p. A16.
- New York Times, July 2, 1996, p. A12.
- Times (London), July 6, 1996, p. 25.
- Washington Post, July 2, 1996, p. B4.