Marsha Mason Biography (1942-)

Born April 3, 1942, in St. Louis, MO; daughter of James Joseph and JacquelinaHelena (maiden name, Rachowsky) Mason; married Gary Campbell (an actor), 1965 (divorced, 1970); married Neil Simon (a playwright), October 25, 1973 (divorced, 1983). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Michael Black Management, 5750 WilshireBlvd., Suite 640, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director
Birth Details
April 3, 1942
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Hot Rod Hullabaloo, Allied Artists, 1966
  • (As Marcia Mason) Marcia Stillwell, Beyond the Law, 1968
  • Arlene, Blume in Love, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Maggie Paul, Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Murder by Death, Columbia, 1976
  • Janice Templeton, Audrey Rose, United Artists, 1977
  • Paula McFadden, The Goodbye Girl (also known as Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl), Warner Bros., 1977
  • Georgia Merkle, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon'sThe Cheap Detective and Snacka om deckare, alltsaa!), Columbia, 1978
  • Jennie MacLaine, Chapter Two, Columbia, 1979
  • Dr. Alexandra Kendall, Promises in the Dark, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Georgia Hines, Only When I Laugh (also known as It Hurts Only When I Laugh and Neil Simon's Only When I Laugh), Columbia, 1981
  • Nora McPhee, Max Dugan Returns, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Aggie, Heartbreak Ridge, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Janice Morrison, Stella, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Polly, Drop Dead Fred, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Senator Gayle Robbins, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Governor Eleanor Grant, Nick of Time, Paramount, 1995
  • Self, Visions of a New World, 1995
  • Audrey Hopper, 2 Days in the Valley (also known as Two Days inthe Valley), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Mother, Bereft, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Vampire girl, Dark Shadows, NBC, 1969
  • Laura Blackburn, Where the Heart Is, CBS, 1971
  • Judith Cole, Love of Life, CBS, 1971-1972
  • Nurse Marsha Lord, Young Dr. Kildare, syndicated, 1972
  • Host, Shortstories, Arts and Entertainment, 1988-1989
  • Nora Ruscio, Sibs (also known as Grown-Ups), ABC, 1991-1992
  • Sherry Dempsey, a recurring role, Frasier, NBC, 1997-1998
  • Miniseries
  • Ethel Gumm, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, ABC, 2001
  • Movies
  • Title role, Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal, CBS, 1982
  • Lois, Surviving (also known as Surviving: A Family in Crisis and Tragedy), ABC, 1985
  • Jennifer Hubbell, Trapped in Silence (also known as Silent Rage), CBS, 1986
  • Millicent Jordan, Dinner at Eight, TNT, 1989
  • Jean Cromwell, The Image, HBO, 1990
  • Ruth Fraser, Broken Trust (also known as Court of Honor), TNT, 1995
  • Lydia, Dead Aviators (also known as Restless Spirits), Showtime, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Nancy, Wilder Days, ABC, 2000
  • Follow the Leeds, Lifetime, 2003
  • Specials
  • Roxanne, Cyrano de Bergerac, PBS, 1974
  • Herself, The Making of "The Goodbye Girl," 1977
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Henry Fonda, CBS, 1978
  • Host (with others), Oscar's Best Actors, ABC, 1978
  • Variety '77--The Year in Entertainment, CBS, 1978
  • The Good Doctor, PBS, 1979
  • The All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood, 1986
  • The Clinic, 1987
  • From the Heart ... The First International Very Special Arts Festival, NBC, 1989
  • "Neil Simon: Not Just for Laughs" (also known as "Simply Simon: A Neil Simon Retrospective" and "Neil Simon: Simply Simon"), American Masters,PBS, 1989
  • TGIF Comedy Preview, ABC, 1991
  • Narrator, "The Power of Water," National Geographic Specials, PBS,1993
  • "Clint Eastwood--The Man from Malpaso," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax, 1993
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason, Lifetime, 1998
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Interviewee, "Neil Simon: The People's Playwright," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Jane Alexander, Lifetime, 1999
  • Interviewee, Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Interviewee, Matthew Broderick, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Also appeared in Brewsie and Willie.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1986
  • The Golden Globe Awards, 1987
  • The Third Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989
  • Episodic
  • Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1980
  • Courtney Woods, Hothouse, ABC, 1988
  • Lilith Bigelow, "The Egg and I," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002
  • Suburban Sleuths, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Director, "Little Miss Perfect," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1987
  • Episodic
  • Director, Frasier, NBC, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • Botticelli's Springtime, Cactus Flower, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Bobby, The Deer Park, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1967
  • Joanna Dibble, It's Called the Sugar Plum, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • The Indian Wants the Bronx, 1968
  • Penelope Ryan, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Theatre de Lys, 1970
  • Private Lives, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1971
  • You Can't Take It with You, American Conservatory Theatre, 1972
  • The Merchant of Venice, American Conservatory Theatre, 1972
  • Lady Anne, Richard III, New York Shakespeare Festival, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, American Conservatory Theatre Company, 1972
  • The Crucible, American Conservatory Theatre Company, 1972
  • A Doll's House, American Conservatory Theatre Company, 1972
  • The Good Doctor, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • The Heiress, Los Angeles, CA, 1975
  • Title role, Mary Stuart, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1981
  • Viola, Twelfth Night, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1983
  • Kate, Old Times, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Florence Aadland, The Big Love, New York Theatre Workshop, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Petra, Lake No Bottom, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Escape from Happiness, Naked Angels, New York City, 1994
  • Selena Goodall, Amazing Grace, reading in Seattle, WA, produced atPittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995, later at Theatre Four, NewYork City, 1998, also produced in London
  • Maxine Faulk, The Night of the Iguana, Criterion Center, New YorkCity, then Roundabout Theatre, both 1996
  • House, Long Island, NY, 1998
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue, London, 1999
  • Wintertime, McCarter Theater, Princeton, New Jersey, 2003
  • Adam's Rib, Skirball Cultural Center, L.A. Theatre Works, Los Angeles, 2003
  • Also appeared in The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre (Downstairs), New York City.
  • Major Tours
  • Cactus Flower, U.S. cities, 1968
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Juno's Swans, Second Stage Theatre, 1987
  • Also directed a production of Heaven Can Wait.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Performer in radio plays with the Los Angeles Theatre Works, Los Angeles.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows--A Behind-the-Scenes Look (documentary), 2002
  • Taped Readings
  • (With others) The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon, L.A. Theatre Works, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Autobiography
  • Journey: A Personal Odyssey, Simon & Schuster, 2000, ThorndikePress, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, October 23, 2000, p. 57

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