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Born 15 May 1909 – James Mason

James Neville Mason, a distinguished English actor, was born on May 15, 1909, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. After studying architecture at Cambridge, he pursued a career on the stage. His film debut came in 1935, and he quickly established himself in British cinema. Mason excelled at portraying complex characters, often with a touch of darkness. Films like “The Seventh Veil” (1945) and “Odd Man Out” (1947) showcased his dramatic range. In the 1950s, he transitioned to Hollywood, starring in acclaimed productions like Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” (1959) and Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” (1962). Throughout his five-decade career, Mason captivated audiences with his captivating screen presence and distinctive voice. He passed away on July 27, 1984, in Lausanne, Switzerland, from a heart attack.

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