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Mason, Irwin share Senior lead

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- James Mason, who came from nowhere to win a Senior Tour event earlier this year, was caught by Hale Irwin Saturday and they shared the lead after the second rou

Mason leads Senior tourney

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- James Mason played with a pair of legends Friday and overshadowed both of them.

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Venus avoids upset bug at Wimbledon

Eaks equals Senior Open record

OWING MILLS, Md., June 27 (UPI) -- R.W. Eaks, making only his fifth start since turning 50, equaled the tournament record with a 7-under 64 Thursday that vaulted him into a three-shot lead over T

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Lakers live to play another day

Monday qualifier wins Senior tourney

CLIFTON, N.J., June 2 (UPI) -- James Mason, who has traveled around the country attempting to qualify on Mondays in order to play in tournaments on the PGA Senior Tour, holed two spectacular

Siegel shares Senior lead

CLIFTON, N.J., June 1 (UPI) -- After going four years without a Senior PGA Tour victory, Jay Sigel is in contention for his second in as many weeks.

Mason leads Senior tourney

CLIFTON, N.J., May 31 (UPI) -- Dave Eichelberger overcame a back injury to shoot a 6-under-par 66 Friday and was one shot behind club pro James Mason after the first round of the NFL Golf Cla

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Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2002 with 230 to follow.
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New Mexico fire victims find homes gone

RUIDOSO, N.M., March 25 (UPI) -- Residents were allowed back into a burned-out mountain area of southern New Mexico Monday to see if their homes had survived a weekend wildfire that burned more

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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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