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Marsha Mason

Highest Rated:   77% The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Lowest Rated:   11% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
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Birthplace:   St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Marsha Mason began her career in New York theater, and also got bit parts in films and TV shows. Later she moved to San Francisco, appearing in a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives directed by Francis Ford Coppola for the American Conservatory Theater. While in California she got her first substantial screen role, a supporting part in Blume In Love (1973). Meanwhile, her work in repertory caught the attention of director Mark Rydell, who cast her in the lead of his film Cinderella Liberty (1973); she earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a prostitute with a black son. Nevertheless, it was three years berfore her next screen appearance. Mason was again Oscar-nominated for her costarring role in The Goodbye Girl (1977), which increased the regularity of her film work for the next five years but still failed to establish her as a star; moreover, she was twice more nominated for Oscars, bringing her total to four nominations with no victories. Her screen appearances since 1983 have been infrequent, though she continued acting on stage and TV. She married and divorced playwright Neil Simon, who wrote several of the films she appeared in; some critics have suggested that her career suffered because she was overly identified with Simon's work.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
70% Dark Horse
  • Mary Lou O'Brian
$0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Bereft
  • Mom
2005
No Score Yet The Long Shot: Believe in Courage
  • Mary Lou
2004
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
  • Ethel Gumm
2001
No Score Yet Restless Spirits
  • Lydia Penhallow
1999
63% 2 Days in the Valley
  • Audrey Hopper
1996
32% Nick of Time
  • Gov. Eleanor Grant
1995
No Score Yet Confianza Perdida
  • Ruth Fraser
1995
22% I Love Trouble
  • Senator Gayle Robbins
1994
11% Drop Dead Fred
  • Polly
1991
33% Stella
  • Janice Morrison
1990
No Score Yet The Image
  • Jean Cromwell
1990
No Score Yet Dinner at Eight
  • Millicent Jordan
1989
68% Heartbreak Ridge
  • Aggie
1986
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence
  • Jennifer Hubbell
1986
No Score Yet Surviving
  • Lois
1985
71% Max Dugan Returns
  • Nora McPhee
1983
No Score Yet Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal
  • Actor
1982
57% Only When I Laugh
  • Georgia
1981
50% Chapter Two
  • Jennie MacLaine
1979
No Score Yet Promises in the Dark
  • Dr. Alexandra Kendall
1979
50% The Cheap Detective
  • Georgia Merkle
1978
77% The Goodbye Girl
  • Paula McFadden
1977
53% Audrey Rose
  • Janice Templeton
1977
63% Cinderella Liberty
  • Maggie Paul
1973
72% Blume in Love
  • Arlene
1973
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection
  • Actor
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Middle
2009-2018
  • Pat Pat Spence
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
93% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Louisa Page
  • 2016
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014-2019
  • Dr. Kinsey Sherman
  • 2016
  • 2015
94% Man Seeking Woman
2015-2017
  • Audience Member #2
  • 2016
  • 2015
19% Lipstick Jungle
2008-2009
  • Lorraine Lippman
  • 2008
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
  • Charlotte
  • 2008
  • 2007
86% Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
2006
  • Aunt Trudy
  • 2006
79% The Education of Max Bickford
2001-2002
  • Lilith Bigelow
  • 2002
93% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Sherry
  • Guest
  • 1998
  • 1997
50% Sibs
1992
  • Nora Ruscio

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