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  James Mason
James Mason was born in Knoxville about 1840 and was owned by Major James Swan.
One of Mason's chief concerns was the plight of deaf fl children in Tennessee.
Mason did not live to see the fruits of his labor manifested in the success of the school for the state's fl deaf children, but he had dared to dream and take the initial steps for what was to come.
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 James Mason
Mason soon became the strongest player at the New York Chess Club [established by James Thompson in 1839, the New York Chess Club was a precursor to The Manhattan Chess Club (1887) and The Marshall Chess Club (originating as the Marshall Chess Divan in 1915, it became the Marshall Chess Club in 1922)].
Mason was known to tournament directors as a trouble maker, partially due to his drunken disorderliness, partially due to his naturally belligerent temperment.
Mason, the truth, often plays as if he desired rather to show his adversary that he could beat him, than to inflict upon him the actual beating.
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 James Mason | Biography (1909-1984)
Mason, who was just under six feet tall, became Britain's biggest screen star a few years later with his performance as the sadistic title character in the Gainsborough Studios melodrama The Man in Grey (1943).
Mason stepped behind the camera as director for the first and only time with the subsequent short film The Child (1954), featuring his wife and daughter Portland Mason.
Mason's inimitable air of gravitas suited the role of Joseph of Arimathea in the made-for-TV film Jesus of Nazareth (1977), and enhanced the humor of his appearance as the God-like Mr.
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James Mason was born James Neville Mason in Huddersfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England on 15 May 1909.
The eldest, Rex Linton Gaunt Mason was born in 1906 and Edward Colin in 1907.
James Mason was born on May 15, 1909, in Huddersfield (England).
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 James Mason at AllExperts
James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films.
Mason was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England to John and Mabel Mason; his father was a wealthy merchant.
Mason survived a major heart attack in 1959 and died as a result of another on July 27, 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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 James Mason ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
John James Audubon, Douglass" Squirrel, a study for pl. 48 ofViviparous Quadripeds of North America by John James Audubon and Rev. John Bachman (New York: John James Audubon, 1845-1848), circa 1843
Fort Mason Center, with the spectacular backdrop of the Bay, will once again provide our international exhibitors and visitors with an ambience that is uniquely San Francisco.
Some of her students are now well known artists and art educators, for example Judith Mason, Terry King and Greg Kerr.
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 James Mason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It does appear, significantly, that James possessed a major asset acquired prior to leaving Ireland and denied to many of his emigrant kin, he was highly literate and had obviously received some degree of formal education.
Mason excelled in the slowly developing attack and in niceties of pawn play was considered a pioneer.
James Mason never revealed his real name save to confide it to his friend Robert J.Buckley, chess columnist of the Birmingham Weekly Mercury, with the comment that it was "Infernally Milesian" (notes 3, 4).
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 James Mason — FactMonster.com
A gifted and accomplished actor, Mason first performed on stage and in film in England, where in the 1940s he became the country's most popular leading man. He came to Hollywood in 1949 and turned in superb performances in classics such as
James Mason - Mason, James Mason, James, 1909–84, British stage and film actor.
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 James Mason information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films.
Mason died as a result of a heart attack on July 27, 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
James Mason is often referred to in the comedic routines of British stand-up comic Eddie Izzard, where he is generally portrayed as an actor playing the role of God in some fictitious movie.
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 James Mason - The films, movies, cinema, theatre, biography of British movie actor,James Mason
Mason's talent for playing protagonists of a decidedly hard-bitten or melancholy stripe brought him from these minor films to a position as one of Britain's major film stars of the Forties.
It is then interesting to note that Noel Coward refused to cast James Mason in his wartime film 'In Which We Serve' because of this.
Coward's reasoning was that he felt it was not appropriate for a man who had refused to wear a military uniform in real life to wear one in a film.
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 Feature on James Mason
James Mason made his professional debut in 1931 at the Theatre Royal, Aldershot.
Mason's first commercial success came in 1943 with The Man in Grey, a swashbuckling Regency romance, with Mason as the ruthless-but-sexy aristocratic villain.
James Mason was not an actor to be gone and then forgotten.
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The parents of James Mason, the film star, lived on the same street as Wilf, in Huddersfield, and Wilf met James when he was visiting them (more about their first meeting here).
James Mason never revealed his real name save to confide it to his friend Robert J.Buckley, chess columnist of the Birmingham Weekly Mercury, with the comment that it was "Infernally Milesian" (notes 3, 4).
Buckley wrote of him: "Mason was a Kelt of the Kelts, a really Irish Irishman, and not in the smallest fragment of his being, one of the Scots Irish or the Anglo Irish who dominate Ulster".
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 screenonline: Mason, James (1909-1984) Biography
Anyone who makes over 100 films is inevitably going to be associated with some rubbish; Mason's achievement is, partly, that one wouldn't think of attributing the blame to him.
Biographies: James Mason: A Bio-Bibliography by Kevin Sweeney (1999), 'James Mason: The Man Between' by Peter William Evans in Bruce Babington (ed), British Stars and Stardom (2001).
James Mason drives his wife to drink as her horrified sisters look on
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 James Mason News
James Mason gives the performance of a lifetime as an IRA man on the run in the backwaters of Belfast after he is fatally wounded during a...
Carol Reed's 1946 thriller stars James Mason as Johnny, a young Irish revolutionary who kills a man during a hold-up and, badly wounded himself, staggers through the streets of Belfast, on the run from the...
JAMES Mason was not a man prone to wild hyperbole or flippant remarks.
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 James Mason - MovieActors.com
Mason had purchased Keaton's Hollywood mansion and immediately recognized their historical significance and was responsible for their preservation.
Two big hits for James Mason was THE MAN IN GRAY playing a villain in 1943, and a nasty mentor to Ann Todd in THE SEVENTH VEIL in 1945.
Earning his first Academy Award nomination, was for James Mason's role in the technicolor remake of A STAR IS BORN in 1954.
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 James Mason - Alfred Hitchcock DVD Wiki
James Neville Mason was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films.
Mason had no formal training as an actor.
Mason died as a result of a heart attack on July 27, 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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 James Mason Bio - James Mason Biography - James Mason Stories
In 1935, James Mason's good looks led to a starring role in his first film, when he was spotted at a backstage cocktail party by a Director named Al Parker.
The public response to Gainsborough's The Man in Grey was unprecedented and the film broke box office records all over the country; while Mason, having unwittingly inaugurated a new screen phenomenon - the sexy bad guy - was deluged with 5,000 fan letters a week.
Through the remainder of the 1940s, Mason was Britain's most popular Male Actor, receiving an average of 5,000 fan letters a week - but, of all the films he made, there was only one that he regarded as truly great, and that was the 1946 Carol Reed film ‘Odd Man Out'.
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 Mason - The Huffington Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Center director Mason Keyer had asked those who attend the center regularly to bring family quilts to display that day and share their family...
Eight girls from the Mason All Stars, a local cheerleading team, are preparing for their first national competition.
Mason said he's eager to support the team's cause in trying to average 14,000 fans in paid attendance next season, a number that would almost certainly keep the Predators...
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The son of a wealthy merchant and having studied architecture at Cambridge, Mason decided he could make more money on the stage than designing buildings, and played with the Old Vic and the Gate Company in Dublin.
This persona was exploited to international success in the Cukor-Garland remake of A STAR IS BORN (1954), with Mason playing complex, Barrymore-style monster Norman Maine (a role which Cary Grant had turned down).
Mason died of a heart attack in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1984.
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 James Mason (National Socialist) Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James N. Mason (born 1952) is an American National Socialist.
When he was 14 years old he began communicating with George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi Party and became a youth member until his 18th birthday when he was sworn into the renamed National Socialist White People's Party.
Its contents were edited and published by Micheal Moynihan as Siege: The Collected Writings of James Mason.
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 James Mason at Reel Classics
Though trained in architecture at Cambridge University, James Mason believed he could make more money acting, and after he became one of Britain's most famous leading men, he moved to Hollywood where his distinctive voice and frequent portrayals of men with a dark side brought him three Oscar nominations and immortal star status.
A poster from FIRE OVER ENGLAND (1937), an adventure film about the conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain featuring Laurence Olivier as one of the Queen's bounty hunters and Vivien Leigh as her lady-in-waiting.
Mason as Irish rebel leader Johnny McQueen who masterminds the payroll robbery of a mill in Carol Reed's suspense thriller ODD MAN OUT (1947), the film that established him as one of Britain's biggest stars.
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 CD Baby: SCOTT FOSTER & JAMES MASON: Sweet Baboo
A veteran of several jazz orchestras in Washington DC and San Diego, Scott has a reputation for anchoring swing ensembles with rock-sold rhythm and occasionally can be coaxed into contributions of smoky vocals from his broad repertoire.
James Mason's mastery of jazz, swing, and country violin styles has put him squarely at the forefront of the Pacific Northwest music scene.
James' playing is so infectiously joyous that you'll laugh out loud, and Scott's intimate singing style makes it seem as if he's singing just for you.
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 James Mason
I suppose is was the mellifluous voice, silky, razor sharp, knowing, that gave Mason the weight of authority and knowledge.
Though the role calls for Mason to be crude and out-of-control, the deep sophistication saves Norman Maine from becoming a boorish and unredeemable character.
Mason brings a magnificent focus to the role of Diello in the slick Five Fingers directed by Joseph Mankiewicz.
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 Amazon.com: The Desert Fox: DVD: James Mason,Cedric Hardwicke,Jessica Tandy,Luther Adler,Everett Sloane,Leo G. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Mason's portrayal of this gallant warrior became a highlight of his career iconography.
The film itself is oddly disjointed: a precredit commando raid to liquidate Rommel is followed by a flashback to the field-marshal's lightning successes commanding the Afrika Korps—-a compressed account via documentary footage and copious narration (spoken by Michael Rennie, who also dubs Desmond Young, the Rommel biographer and onetime British POW appearing briefly as himself).
Mason's Rommel returned two years later for a flamboyant, mostly German-speaking cameo in The Desert Rats, a prequel focusing on the battle for Tobruk.
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Granger is a distant lookalike cousin of the King of the mythical country of Ruritania, who is kidnapped by the evil henchman (James Mason) of the king's brother.
James Mason as the roguish underling of the king's plotting evil brother radiates the same suave aura of menace that has come to mark his essential screen persona.
The chatty dueling scene between Granger and Mason is an updated reprisal of a similar scene between Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone in THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD.
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