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Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
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Mason leads on Champions Tour

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- James Mason owned a one-shot lead in the MasterCard Championship Friday when the first round of the tournament was halted by darkness.

Fleisher, Nelson share Champions lead

CONOVER, N.C., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Bruce Fleisher had five straight birdies Friday en route to an 8-under 64 that tied him with Larry Nelson atop the Greater Hickory Classic.

Doyle leads FleetBoston Classic

CONCORD, Mass., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Allen Doyle shot an 8-under-par 63 Saturday to set a tournament record and take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the FleetBoston Classic.

Fleisher leads FleetBoston

CONCORD, Mass., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Bruce Fleisher recorded a 7-under 65 Friday that put him one shot in front after the opening round of the FleetBoston Classic.

Fernandez takes lead at Bayer Advantage

PARKVILLE, Mo., May 17 (UPI) -- Vicente Fernandez of Argentina was one of several golfers who took advantage of a more forgiving course Saturday as he took a two-stroke lead after two rounds o

Canizares leads on Champions Tour

PARKVILLE, Mo., May 16 (UPI) -- Jose Maria Canizares survived a lackluster back nine Friday and shot a 3-under-par 69 to grab a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the inaugural Bayer A

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Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2003 with 230 to follow.
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Rain reduces senior tourney to 36 holes

VALENCIA, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- Heavy rain Saturday forced postponement of the second round at the SBC Classic, reducing the tournament to 36 holes.

Gil Morgan leads on Champions Tour

VALENCIA, Calif., March 14 (UPI) -- Gil Morgan opened with an eagle and closed with two birdies Friday, shooting a 7-under-par 65 that gave him a one-shot lead over John Schroeder after the first

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Bland takes over Senior lead

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- John Bland of South Africa rode a hole-in-one to the best round of his Senior Tour career Saturday, an 8-under-par 63 that gave him a two-shot lead through 36 h

Irwin adds to Senior record

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hale Irwin cruised to his third title of the season and 35th on the Senior PGA Tour Sunday, carding a 4-under-par 68 for a three-stroke victory at the 3M Champi
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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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