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Wiebe bests Mason on 3rd playoff hole

CONOVER, N.C., June 12 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe's par on the third playoff hole Sunday secured him a marathon victory over James Mason at the Greater Hickory Classic in North Carolina.
Clint may direct Beyonce in 'Star' remake

Clint may direct Beyonce in 'Star' remake

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct a remake of the classic film "A Star is Born," with pop star Beyonce in the lead role, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Wargo, Cochran top Montreal leaderboard

MONTREAL, July 2 (UPI) -- Tom Wargo and Russ Cochran took the first-round lead of the inaugural Montreal Championship Friday after each fired 7-under 65s.

Woman facing prison for exercise death

CHARDON, Ohio, March 20 (UPI) -- A transgender woman is facing a possible prison sentence for exercising her 73-year-old husband to death in Middlefield, Ohio, authorities say.

Architect shoots son in family row

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Texas architect and developer has been charged with shooting and wounding a son during a family fight over a messy kitchen.
Jackman may return to Broadway

Jackman may return to Broadway

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman reportedly is considering returning to Broadway in a stage adaptation of the 1954 Judy Garland-James Mason movie "A Star is Born."

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Mark Wiebe leads on Champions Tour

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, April 4 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe fired a 5-under 67 in blustery conditions Friday to grab a two-shot lead after one round of the inaugural Cap Cana Championship.

U.S. scientists have solar power plan

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. solar experts have proposed a sunny way to end oil dependence.

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Elderly Brit couple marry

DEVON, England, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- After a three-day romance, an elderly British couple tied the knot Monday in Devon.

Haas leads at seniors' Boeing Championship

SANDESTIN, Fla., June 2 (UPI) -- Jay Haas shot a 6-under 65 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the seniors Boeing Championship at Sandestin, Fla.
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James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Mason remained a powerful figure in the industry throughout his career and was nominated for three Academy Awards as well as three Golden Globes (winning once).

Mason was born in Huddersfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, to John and Mabel Mason; his father was a wealthy merchant. Mason had no formal training as an actor and initially embarked upon it for fun. He was educated at Marlborough College, and earned a first in architecture at Peterhouse, Cambridge where he became involved in stock theatre companies in his spare time. After Cambridge he joined the Old Vic theatre in London under the guidance of Tyrone Guthrie and Alexander Korda. In 1933 Korda gave Mason a small role in The Private Life of Don Juan but fired him three days into shooting.

From 1935 to 1948 he starred in many British quota quickies. A conscientious objector during World War II (something which caused his family to break with him for many years), he became immensely popular for his brooding anti-heroes in the Gainsborough series of melodramas of the 1940s, including The Man in Grey (1943) and The Wicked Lady (1945). He also starred with Deborah Kerr and Robert Newton in Hatter's Castle (1942). He then took the lead role in the critically acclaimed and immensely popular The Seventh Veil (1945) that set box office records in postwar Britain and raised him to international stardom. He followed it with a mortally wounded Irish revolutionary in Odd Man Out (1947) and his first Hollywood film, Caught (1949).

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