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James Mason Height, Weight, Age, Death, Children, Family

James Mason Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth May 15, 1909
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Date of Death July 27, 1984

James Mason was an English actor, theatre artist, radio personality, producer, writer, and voice actor who received acclaim in both British cinema as well as Hollywood. He was cast in films such as Late Extra, The Secret of StamboulBlind Man’s Bluff, Fire Over England, The Mill on the Floss, The Return of the Scarlet PimpernelCatch As Catch Can, The High CommandI Met a Murderer, The Night Has Eyes, This Man Is Dangerous, The Bells Go Down, The Man in Grey, They Met in the Dark, Fanny by Gaslight, A Place of One’s Own, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, The Reckless Moment, One Way StreetThe Desert FoxFace to FaceThe Prisoner of ZendaThe Story of Three LovesJulius Caesar, 20,000 Leagues Under the SeaA Star Is BornJourney to the Center of the EarthThe Trials of Oscar WildeThe Fall of the Roman EmpireThe Pumpkin EaterStranger in the HouseThe Yin and the Yang of Mr. GoDuffyHomage to Chagall: The Colours of LoveVoyage of the DamnedEvil Under the SunThe Assisi Underground, and Dr. Fischer of Geneva.

Born Name

James Neville Mason

Nick Name


James Mason as seen in a studio publicity photo in the 1940s
James Mason as seen in a studio publicity photo in the 1940s (Unknown Author / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on May 15, 1909.


On July 27, 1984, James Mason died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 75 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom





James Mason studied at Marlborough College and took a first in architecture at Peterhouse (the oldest constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England).


Actor, Theatre Artist, Radio Personality, Producer, Writer, Voice Actor


  • Father – John Mason (Wool Merchant)
  • Mother – Mabel Hattersley
  • Others – George Simpson Mason (Paternal Grandfather) (Wool Merchant), Ann Wilkinson (Paternal Grandmother), Joseph Shaw Gaunt (Maternal Grandfather), Emily Hattersley (Maternal Grandmother), James Duke Mason (Grandson)



James Mason and Jennifer O'Neill in the 1975 film 'The Flower in His Mouth'
James Mason and Jennifer O’Neill in the 1975 film ‘The Flower in His Mouth’ (francescosaverio50 / Film Screenshot / Public Domain)


5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

James Mason had dated –

  1. Pamela Mason (1941-1962)​ – He married actor Pamela Mason (née Ostrer) in 1941 and they were blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Portland Mason Schuyler (1948–2004) and a son named Alexander Morgan Mason (b. June 26, 1955). It was reported that Pamela was frequently unfaithful to her husband. However, it was Pamela who initiated divorce proceedings against James in 1962 for lack of support and claimed adultery on his part with three Jane Does. It resulted in a $1m divorce settlement.
  2. Ann Todd (1946) – James Mason went out with actor and stage artist Ann Todd in 1946.
  3. Erica Beer (1955) – He was linked with Erica Beer in 1955.
  4. Dorothy Dandridge (1956) – He hooked up with actor, singer, and dancer Dorothy Dandridge in 1956.
  5. Inger Stevens (1958) – He reportedly had an encounter with Swedish actor Inger Stevens in 1958.
  6. Clarissa Kaye (1971-1984) – On August 8, 1971, James Mason got married to Australian actor and stage artist Clarissa Kaye. They remained together until his death in 1984.

Race / Ethnicity


James Mason was of English descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sophisticated demeanor
  • A deep, mellifluous voice
James Mason as seen in Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest' (1959)
James Mason as seen in Hitchcock’s ‘North by Northwest’ (1959) (Trailer Screenshot / ‘North by Northwest’ Trailer / Public Domain)

James Mason Favorite Things


James Mason Facts

  1. Initially, he started acting just to have fun.
  2. A pacifist, James Mason registered as a conscientious objector during World War II.
  3. On February 8, 1960, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  4. One of his friends was fellow actor Charlie Chaplin.
  5. James Mason’s autobiography titled Before I Forget was published in 1981.
  6. He described Bette Davis as the greatest female actor of all time.
  7. Mason loved animals, especially cats. Alongside his first wife Pamela Mason, he co-authored the book The Cats in Our Lives which was published in 1949.
  8. James had also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest (1959) and Stanley Kubrick‘s Lolita (1962).

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