Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason

Highest Rated: 84% The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Lowest Rated: 11% Drop Dead Fred (1991)

Birthday: Apr 03, 1942

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Brunette leading lady Marsha Mason made her Broadway debut in "Cactus Flower" (1965) and soon after landed in her first feature film, the low-budget actioner "Hot Rod Hullabaloo" (1966). For the next several years, she appeared in stage productions on and off Broadway as well as played a recurring role on the daytime drama "Love of Life" (CBS). The early 1970s found her at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, where she acted in such classics as "The Merchant of Venice," "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "A Doll's House" (all 1972) before coming into her own as a film actress in 1973. That watershed year saw her first as one of George Segal's girlfriends in "Blume in Love" and then opposite James Caan as a hooker with an illegitimate black son in the earthy but touching "Cinderella Liberty," for which she earned her first Best Actress Oscar nomination. She also returned to Broadway that year in Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor." Although the show was not successful, Mason won the playwright's heart and they married.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Across Grace Alley Grandma (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 84% The Long Shot Mary Lou O'Brian (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 29% Bereft Helen (Character) - 2004
64% 70% Bride & Prejudice Mrs. Catherine Darcy (Character) $6.6M 2004
No Score Yet 88% Dead Aviators Lydia (Character) - 1999
59% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Audrey Hopper (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Trust Ruth (Character) - 1995
32% 47% Nick of Time Gov. Eleanor Grant (Character) $7.8M 1995
22% 33% I Love Trouble Senator Gayle Robbins (Character) $30.8M 1994
11% 77% Drop Dead Fred Polly (Character) $13.9M 1991
20% 77% Stella Janice Morrison (Character) $20.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Image Jean Cromwell (Character) - 1990
73% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Aggie (Character) $41M 1986
No Score Yet 58% Trapped in Silence Jennifer Hubbell (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 94% Surviving Lois (Character) - 1985
71% 69% Max Dugan Returns Nora McPhee (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Lois Gibbs (Character) - 1982
57% 42% Only When I Laugh Georgia (Character) - 1981
50% 32% Chapter Two Jennie MacLaine (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is Everybody Happy but Me? Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 60% Promises in the Dark Dr. Alexandra Kendall (Character) - 1979
47% 58% The Cheap Detective Georgia Merkle (Character) - 1978
50% 43% Audrey Rose Janice Templeton (Character) - 1977
84% 84% The Goodbye Girl Paula McFadden (Character) - 1977
63% 62% Cinderella Liberty Maggie Paul (Character) - 1973
83% 57% Blume in Love Arlene (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Rod Hullabaloo Unknown (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
88% 89% Grace and Frankie Arlene (Guest Star) 2016-2018
No Score Yet 90% The Middle Pat Spence (Guest Star) 2015-2017 2010-2013
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Dr. Kinsey Sherman (Guest Star) 2015-2016
94% 92% The Good Wife Judge Louisa Page (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Army Wives Charlotte Meade (Guest Star) 2008
19% No Score Yet Lipstick Jungle Lorraine Lipman (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Unknown (Character) 2006
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Unknown (Character) 2001
93% 94% Frasier Sherry Dempsey (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sibs Nora Ruscio (Character) 1991-1992
88% 95% Seinfeld Jennie MacLaine (Guest Voice) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1976

QUOTES FROM Marsha Mason CHARACTERS

Drop Dead Fred says: Oh, you wanted me to go away? Fine, just say the magic words & I'll piss off.

Drop Dead Fred says: Oh, you wanted me to go away? Fine, just say the magic words and I'll piss off.

Elizabeth Cronin says: Piss off!

Drop Dead Fred says: Gotcha! You just said the magic words!

Polly says: What did you just say to me?

Drop Dead Fred says: She told you to piss off, have you gone deaf?

Elizabeth Cronin says: I said "Piss off" but I didn't say it to you.

Elliott Garfield says: I happen to have a lease in my pocket. Are you gonna honor it or what?

Paula McFadden says: I have a daughter in my bedroom. That tops the lease in your pocket.

Paula McFadden says: What happened to your eye?

Elliott Garfield says: I used it to stop a fist from going through my face.

Paula McFadden says: You were never four-and-a-half, you were born 26.

Lucy McFadden says: [hears Elliot chanting] What's that?

Paula McFadden says: Sounds like God.

Lucy McFadden says: I smell strawberries burning.

Paula McFadden says: That's incense.

Lucy McFadden says: What's incense?

Paula McFadden says: It is what I'm feeling right now.

Paula McFadden says: I thought you said you were decent.

Elliott Garfield says: I am decent. I also happen to be naked.