James Mason (American actor)

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Jim Mason
Born James P. Mason
(1889-02-03)February 3, 1889
Paris, France
Died November 7, 1959(1959-11-07) (aged 70)
Hollywood, California, USA
Years active 1914-1952

James P. "Jim" Mason (February 3, 1889 – November 7, 1959) was an American actor.[1] He appeared in 173 films between 1914 and 1952, often as a villain or henchman in Westerns. He's memorable as the drug-addicted criminal who shoots Lon Chaney's character Blizzard in the final moments of 1920's The Penalty.

He was born in Paris, eventually immigrating to the US. Mason died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film Year
The Good Bad Man 1916
On the Level 1917
Nan of Music Mountain 1917
Headin' South 1918
The Border Wireless 1918
The Squaw Man 1918
Pettigrew's Girl 1919
Flame of the Desert 1919
The Penalty 1920
Something to Think About 1920
Godless Men 1920
Two Weeks with Pay 1921
The Fast Mail 1922
Why Worry? 1923
Heritage of the Desert 1924
The Plunderer 1924
Black Lightning 1924
The Flaming Forties 1924
Ladies of Leisure 1926
Let It Rain 1927
Back to God's Country 1927
Dead Man's Curve 1928
A Race for Life 1928
Chicago After Midnight 1928
The Long Long Trail 1929
Fly My Kite 1931
A Lad an' a Lamp 1932


  1. ^ "James P. Mason". findagrave. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 

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