Mason in Plan 9 from Outer Space
|Born||Thomas Robert Mason
April 29, 1920
|Died||December 1, 1980
Orange, California, USA
|Occupation||Chiropractor, actor, film producer|
Best known as the stand-in for the recently deceased Bela Lugosi in Wood's movie Plan 9 from Outer Space, Mason, who was taller than and bore a questionable physical resemblance to Lugosi, hunched over and held a cape over his face in all of his scenes. Mason appeared in and helped to produce several of Wood's other movies, including Night of the Ghouls and Final Curtain, after which his career in showbiz ended. He died in 1980.
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