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British actor

James Mason is ...

Dead
Born 15 May 1909 in Huddersfield
Died 27 Jul 1984 in Lausanne
Age75 years, 2 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Correction?
James Mason
James Mason
Publicity photo of James Mason for The Fall of the Roman Empire

About James Mason

James Neville Mason (; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. After achieving much success in the United Kingdom, where he was the top box office attraction in 1944 and 1945, he made the transition to the United States and became one of Hollywood's biggest stars. His iconic films included Odd Man Out, The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, Prisoner of Zenda, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A Touch of Larceny, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, Age of Consent, Heaven Can Wait, 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).

Death

Mason survived a severe heart attack in 1959. He died as result of another heart attack on 27 July 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was cremated.

Mason left his entire estate to his second wife, Clarissa Kaye, but his will was challenged by his two children and the lawsuit had not been settled when she died on 21 July 1994 from cancer. Clarissa Kaye Mason left her holdings to the religious guru Sathya Sai Baba, including the actor's ashes which she had retained in their shared home. Mason's children sued Sai Baba, and subsequently had Mason's ashes interred in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. The remains of Mason's old friend Charlie Chaplin are in a tomb a few steps away. Mason's children specified that his headstone read: "Never say in grief you are sorry he's gone. Rather, say in thankfulness you are grateful he was here," words that were spoken to Morgan Mason by Teddy Kennedy after the actor's death.

Films

James Mason has worked on the following films:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
adventure film from Richard Fleischer (1954)
1954
The Fall of the Roman Empire
1964 film by Anthony Mann
1964
Julius Caesar
1953 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1953
The Boys from Brazil
1978 film by Franklin J. Schaffner
1978
Journey to the Center of the Earth
1959 film by Henry Levin
1959
The Mackintosh Man
1973 film by John Huston
1973
Mandingo
1975 film by Richard Fleischer
1975
The Verdict
1982 film by Sidney Lumet
1982
Cross of Iron
British-German 1977 war film
1977
Heaven Can Wait
1978 film by Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
1978
The Man in Grey
1943 film by Leslie Arliss
1943
The Desert Rats
1953 film by Robert Wise
1953
Age of Consent
1969 film by Michael Powell
1969
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
1951 film by Albert Lewin
1951
The Last of Sheila
1973 film by Herbert Ross
1973
Evil Under the Sun
1982 film by Guy Hamilton
1982
Voyage of the Damned
1976 film by Stuart Rosenberg
1976
Yellowbeard
1983 film by Mel Damski
1983
Inside Out
1975 British action thriller film
1975
Thunder Rock
1942 British drama film
1942
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
1951 film by Henry Hathaway
1951
Odd Man Out
1947 film by Carol Reed
1947
Prince Valiant
1954 film by Henry Hathaway
1954
Frankenstein: The True Story
1973 film by Jack Smight
1973
Madame Bovary
1950 film by Vincente Minnelli
1950
North Sea Hijack
1979 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1979
The Decks Ran Red
1958 film by Andrew L. Stone
1958
The Pumpkin Eater
1964 film by Jack Clayton
1964
Lord Jim
1965 film by Richard Brooks
1965
The Prisoner of Zenda
1952 film by Richard Thorpe
1952
Georgy Girl
1966 British film
1966
The Wicked Lady
1945 film by Leslie Arliss
1945
Island in the Sun
1957 drama film
1957
The Upturned Glass
1947 film by Lawrence Huntington
1947
Fire Over England
1937 British film
1937
The Story of Three Loves
1953 film by Gottfried Reinhardt, Vincente Minnelli
1953
5 Fingers
1952 American spy film
1952
Bigger Than Life
1956 film by Nicholas Ray
1956
East Side, West Side
1950 film by Mervyn LeRoy
1950
The Shooting Party
1985 British drama film directed by Alan Bridges
1985
The Bells Go Down
1943 film by Basil Dearden
1943
The Seventh Veil
1945 film by Compton Bennett
1945
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
1960 film by Ken Hughes
1960
Murder by Decree
1979 film by Bob Clark
1979
Mayerling
1968 film by Terence Young
1968
A Touch of Larceny
1959 film by Guy Hamilton
1959
The Deadly Affair
1966 film by Sidney Lumet
1966
Child's Play
1972 film by Sidney Lumet
1972
They Were Sisters
1945 film by Arthur Crabtree
1945
A Place of One's Own
1945 film by Bernard Knowles
1945
Cry Terror!
1958 film by Andrew L. Stone
1958
Genghis Khan
1965 film by Henry Levin
1965
Bloodline
1979 thriller film
1979
Botany Bay
1953 film by John Farrow
1953
Caught
1950 film by Max Ophüls
1950
The Sea Gull
1968 film by Sidney Lumet
1968
This Man Is Dangerous
1941 film by Lawrence Huntington
1941
Hotel Reserve
1944
The Reckless Moment
1950 film by Max Ophüls
1950
Candlelight in Algeria
1944 film by George King
1944
The Man Between
1953 British film by Carol Reed
1953
Fanny by Gaslight
1944 film by Anthony Asquith
1944
Spring and Port Wine
1970 film by Peter Hammond
1970
Hatter's Castle
1942 film by Lance Comfort
1942
Cold Sweat
1970 French/ Italian movie
1971
Lady Possessed
1952 American film by Roy Kellino
1952
Secret Mission
1942 film by Harold French
1942
One Way Street
1950 film by Hugo Fregonese
1950
Stranger in the House
film
1967
The Water Babies
1978 film by Lionel Jeffries
1978
The Marseille Contract
1974 film by Robert Parrish
1974
11 Harrowhouse
1974 film by Aram Avakian
1974
Escape from Zahrain
1962 American action film
1962
They Met in the Dark
1943 film by Karel Lamač
1943
Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel
1937 film by Hanns Schwarz
1937
Alibi
1942 film by Brian Desmond Hurst
1942
The Passage
1979 film by J. Lee Thompson
1979
Bad Man's River
1971 film by Eugenio Martín
1971
Hero's Island
1962 film by Leslie Stevens
1962
The Assisi Underground
1985 film by Alexander Ramati
1985
Torpedo Bay
1963 film by Charles Frend, Bruno Vailati
1963
Autobiography of a Princess
1975 film by James Ivory
1975
Prison Breaker
1936 film by Adrian Brunel
1936
Charade
1953 film by Roy Kellino
1953
Kidnap Syndicate
1975 film by Fernando Di Leo
1975
Face to Face
1952 American anthology film
1952
The Flower in His Mouth
Italian film, 1975
1975
Tiara Tahiti
1962 film by Ted Kotcheff
1962
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love
1977 film by Harry Rasky
1977
The Uninhibited
1965 film by Juan Antonio Bardem
1965
Late Extra
1935 film by Albert Parker
1935
Duffy
1968 Anglo-American comedy film
1968
Twice Branded
1936 film by Maclean Rogers
1936
The Left Hand of the Law
1975 film by Giuseppe Rosati
1975
I Met a Murderer
1939 film by Roy Kellino
1939
Catch as Catch Can
1937 film by Roy Kellino
1937
Paura in città
1976 film by Giuseppe Rosati
1976
Making 'The Shining'
Making-of documentary film
1980
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!
1972 film directed by Romain Gary
1972