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She has a wonderful, extremely engaging "feel good" quality about her, an innate warmth that makes you root for her whether she's playing a stubborn single mom, brittle prostitute, or strung-out alcoholic. Marsha Mason was a resoundingly respected and popular film actress of the 1970s and 1980s whose career skyrocketed in the bittersweet comedies/... See full bio »
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 2010-2015 The Middle (TV Series)
Pat Spence
- Mother's Day Reservations (2015) ... Pat Spence
- Thanksgiving V (2013) ... Pat Spence
- Dollar Days (2013) ... Pat Spence
- Thanksgiving IV (2012) ... Pat Spence
- Thanksgiving III (2011) ... Pat Spence
 2015 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Dr. Kinsey Sherman
- The Kill List (2015) ... Dr. Kinsey Sherman
 2013 Across Grace Alley (Short)
 2013 Untitled Bounty Hunter Project (TV Movie)
Lucille Ryan
 2008 Army Wives (TV Series)
Charlotte Meade
- Great Expectations (2008) ... Charlotte Meade
- Mothers & Wives (2008) ... Charlotte Meade
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Trudy
- The Road Virus Heads North (2006) ... Aunt Trudy
 2004 Bereft
 2004 The Long Shot (TV Movie)
Mary Lou O'Brian
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Lilith Bigelow
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Lilith Bigelow
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Movie)
Ethel Gumm
 1999 Restless Spirits (TV Movie)
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Audrey Hopper
 1995 Broken Trust (TV Movie)
 1994 I Love Trouble
Senator Gayle Robbins
 1993 One Life to Live (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 December 1993 (1993) ... Sabrina
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Jennie MacLaine
- The Letter (1992) ... Jennie MacLaine (voice, uncredited)
 1991-1992 Sibs (TV Series)
Nora Ruscio
- What Makes Lily Run? (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Patience of St. Audrey (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Crash: Part 2 (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Crash: Part 1 (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
 1990 Stella
Janice Morrison
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Jean Cromwell
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie)
Millicent Jordan
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Courtney Woods
- The Actress (1988) ... Courtney Woods
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
Jennifer Hubbell
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Nora McPhee
 1982 Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (TV Movie)
Lois Gibbs
 1981 Only When I Laugh
Georgia Hines
 1979 Chapter Two
Jennie MacLaine
 1979 Promises in the Dark
Dr. Alexandra Kendall
 1974-1978 Great Performances (TV Series)
Various roles / Roxane
- The Good Doctor (1978) ... Various roles
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1974) ... Roxane
 1977 Audrey Rose
Janice Templeton
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Lord
- The Stranger (1972) ... Nurse Lord
- I'm Handling It (1972) ... Nurse Lord
 1969 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Audrey / Vampire Girl
- Episode #1.915 (1969) ... Audrey / Vampire Girl (uncredited)
 1969 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Laura Blackburn (1971)
 1968 Beyond the Law
Marcia Stillwell (as Marcia Mason)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Judith Cole (1971-1972)
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Stage Play: Cactus Flower. Comedy. Written by Abe Burrows. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Directed by Abe Burrows. Royale Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 9 Sep 1968- close): 8 Dec 1965- 23 Nov 1968 (1234 performances + 2 previews that began on 6 Dec 1965). Cast: Lauren Bacall (as "Stephanie"), Barry Nelson (as "Julian"), Burt ... See more »

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Marcia Mason


5' 3¾" (1.62 m)

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[Interview with Andrea Chambers, June 1985] I thought I wasn't attractive or talented anymore. I cried easily and was depressed and removed. I became emotionally insecure about what the second half of my life would bring. I was angry, scared, frightened and lonely. I had thought the marriage would last forever. See more »


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