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Marsha Mason Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Marsha Mason was born on the 3rd April 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, of British and Polish descent. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Maggie Paul in the film “Cinderella Liberty” (1973), playing Paula McFadden in the film “The Goodbye Girl” (1977), and as Sherry Dempsey in the TV series “Frasier” (1997-1998). Her career has been active since 1966.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Marsha Mason is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Marsha’s net worth is over $10 million, accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry as an actress. Another sources is coming from the sales of her autobiographical book “Journal: A Personal Odyssey” (2000).

Marsha Mason Net Worth $10 Million

Marsha Mason and her younger sister were raised in a Catholic family by her father, James Joseph Mason, who was a pinter, and her mother, Jacqueline Helena. She spent her childhood in Crestwood, and attended Nerinx Hall High School, a private high school for girls, after which she enrolled at Webster University. Beside that, she also was a student of Drama at HB Studio in New York City. As a teenager, Marsha competed for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), driving a Mazda RX-3.

Marsha’s professional acting career began in 1966, when she made her debut appearance in the film “Hot Rod Hullabaloo”, which was followed by the role of Marcia Stillwell in the 1968 film “Beyond The Law”. After that, she made several guest-appearances in such TV series as “Dark Shadows” (1969) and “Young Dr. Kildare” (1972). In the following year, she won two memorable roles, portraying Arlene in Paul Mazursky’s film “Blume In Love”, and as Maggie Paul in the drama film “Cinderella Liberty”. By the end of the decade, Marsha was also cast in such film titles as “The Goodbye Girl” (1977), starring in the role of Paula McFadden, “The Cheap Detective” (1978), playing Georgia Merkle, and in “Chapter Two” (1979), as Jennie MacLaine. All of these roles increased enormously her popularity as well as her net worth.

During the 1980s, Marsha landed the role of Georgia Hines in the film “Only When I Laugh” (1981), playing Nora McPhee in “Max Dugan Returns” (1983), and as Aggie in “Heartbreak Ridge” (1986) directed by Clint Eastwood, among others, all of which increased her net worth by a large margin. Her next big role came in 1991, when she was cast in the film “Drop Dead Fred”, and later, in 1997, she was chosen to portray Sherry Dempsey in the TV series “Frasier” (1997–1998), starring alongside Kelsey Grammer and Jane Leeves, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

The new millennium didn’t change too much for her, as she continued with her successful career, appearing in the role of Catherine Darcy in the film “Bride & Prejudice” (2004), which is based on Jane Austen’s novel, and guest-starring in such TV series as “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King” (2006) and “Army Wives” (2008). Two years later, she was selected to play Pat Spence in the TV series “The Middle”, which lasted until 2016, contributing a lot to her net worth.

Most recently, Marsha appeared in the 2013 film “Untitled Bounty Hunter Project”, and was cast in the TV series “Madam Secretary” (2015-2016), “The Good Wife” (2016), and “Grace And Frankie” (2016-2017), so her net worth is certainly still rising.

To speak further about her acting career, Marsha has been also active on Broadway stage since her debut appearance in the 1968 play “Cactus Flower”. Beside that, she also starred in plays such as “The Prisoner Of Second Avenue” (1999), “Steel Magnolias” (2005), and “Impressionism” (2009).

Thanks to her accomplishments, she has won a number of recognitions and awards, including the Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her work on “Cinderella Liberty” in 1974, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for “The Goodbye Girl” in 1978, and she won two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from Temecula Valley International Film Festival in 2001, and St. Louis International Film Festival in 2002.

Speaking about her personal life, Marsha Mason has been married twice – her first husband was Gary Campbell from 1965 to 1970, and her second was with screenwriter Neil Simon (1973-1983). She has no children.

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace and Frankie2016TV SeriesArlene
The Middle2010-2016TV SeriesPat Spence
Madam Secretary2015-2016TV SeriesDr. Kinsey Sherman
The Good Wife2016TV SeriesJudge Louisa Page
Across Grace Alley2013ShortGrandmother
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project2013TV MovieLucille Ryan
Army Wives2008TV SeriesCharlotte Meade
Lipstick Jungle2008TV SeriesLorraine Lipman
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King2006TV Mini-SeriesAunt Trudy
Bereft2004Helen
Bride & Prejudice2004Catherine Darcy
The Long Shot2004TV MovieMary Lou O'Brian
The Education of Max Bickford2002TV SeriesLilith Bigelow
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows2001TV Mini-SeriesEthel Gumm
Restless Spirits1999TV MovieLydia
Frasier1997-1998TV SeriesSherry Dempsey
2 Days in the Valley1996Audrey Hopper
Nick of Time1995Gov. Eleanor Grant
Broken Trust1995TV MovieRuth
I Love Trouble1994Senator Gayle Robbins
One Life to Live1993TV SeriesSabrina
Seinfeld1992TV SeriesJennie MacLaine
Sibs1991-1992TV SeriesNora Ruscio
Drop Dead Fred1991Polly Cronin
Stella1990Janice Morrison
The Image1990TV MovieJean Cromwell
Dinner at Eight1989TV MovieMillicent Jordan
Hothouse1988TV SeriesCourtney Woods
Heartbreak Ridge1986Aggie
Trapped in Silence1986TV MovieJennifer Hubbell
Surviving1985TV MovieLois
Max Dugan Returns1983Nora McPhee
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal1982TV MovieLois Gibbs
Only When I Laugh1981Georgia Hines
Chapter Two1979Jennie MacLaine
Promises in the Dark1979Dr. Alexandra Kendall
Great Performances1974-1978TV SeriesVarious roles / Roxane
The Cheap Detective1978Georgia Merkle
The Goodbye Girl1977Paula McFadden
Audrey Rose1977Janice Templeton
Cinderella Liberty1973Maggie Paul
Blume in Love1973Arlene
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesNurse Lord
Dark Shadows1969TV SeriesAudrey / Vampire Girl
Where the Heart Is1969TV SeriesLaura Blackburn (1971)
Beyond the Law1968Marcia Stillwell (as Marcia Mason)
Hot Rod Hullabaloo1966
Love of Life1951TV SeriesJudith Cole (1971-1972)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frasier1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Only When I Laugh1981performer: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS Schoolbreak Special1987TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seinfeld1992TV Series performance used with her permission - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showing Up2014Documentary special thanks
Uninvited1993thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Autopsie: Mysteriöse Todesfälle2013TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHerself
Working in the Theatre2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows - A Behind-the-Scenes Look2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Biography1994-2000TV Series documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHerself
Linehan1999TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Visions of a New World1995Video documentaryHerself - Host
Power of Water1993TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 1992 Pacific Center HIV - AIDS Benefit1992TV MovieHerself
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hotels1990TV Series documentaryHerself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck1987TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHerself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Hour Magazine1981-1985TV SeriesHerself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Dick Cavett Show1981TV SeriesHerself / Georgia Hines from film ONLY WHEN I LAUGH
Is Everybody Happy But Me?1981TV Movie documentaryHerself (segments)
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Whatever Happened to Lori Jean Lloyd1980TV Short documentaryPresenter
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Good Morning America1979-1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975-1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical / Comedy
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHerself
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHerself - Winner
The Amazing Miss Cummings: An Actress at Work and Play1977Documentary shortHerself - Interviewee
The Making of 'The Goodbye Girl'1977TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Sunshine Boys1975/IIDocumentary shortHerself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Original Screenplay

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Army Wives: A Final Salute2014TV MovieCharlotte Meade
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryPaula McFadden (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Lifetime Achievement AwardSt. Louis International Film Festival
2001Lifetime Achievement AwardTemecula Valley International Film Festival
1978Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaCinderella Liberty (1973)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesFrasier (1993)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Recurring PlayerFrasier (1993)
1991CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesThe Image (1990)
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleOnly When I Laugh (1981)
1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleChapter Two (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaPromises in the Dark (1979)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalChapter Two (1979)
1979BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Goodbye Girl (1977)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleCinderella Liberty (1973)
1974NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressCinderella Liberty (1973)


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#Fact
1Marsha's father had Irish and English ancestry. Marsha's maternal grandparents, Justyn M. Rakowski and Jadwiga/Ida Piotrzkowski, were Polish.
2She's on record in the AFI's book "Private Screenings" as listing "Rebel without a Cause" as her favorite film.
3While married to writer Neil Simon, she appeared in five movies he wrote: The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Cheap Detective (1978), Chapter Two (1979), Only When I Laugh (1981) and Max Dugan Returns (1983). From those five roles, she garnered three Best Actress Oscar nominations, for The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh, none of which she actually won.
4currently running her own herbal medicine business called Resting In The River. Business is both sales and manufacturing of medicine. Medicines are made from her own herb garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [December 2001]
5Recently finished performing in the Off-Broadway play 'Wintertime' at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ [November 2003]
6Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
7She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
8Was cited as one of the most promising movie personalities of 1973 in John Willis' 1974 Film Annual "Screen World" book.
9Has a star on the St Louis Walk of Fame.
10Attended Nerinx Hall High School, the same small, private all-girls high school in Webster Groves Missouri that The Office (2005) actress Jenna Fischer also attended.
11Ex-sister-in-law of Danny Simon.
12Beat out Barbra Streisand for the lead role in the film Cinderella Liberty (1973). Streisand was the studio's choice for the part. Marsha won her first Oscar nomination.
13Narrator for the recorded queue and boat show for the "Living with the Land" boat ride attraction in Epcot at Walt Disney World, Florida. (1992)
14Passed on the title role in Norma Rae (1979), which won Sally Field a Best Actress Oscar.
15Born 11:12am-CWT
16The character she played in Promises in the Dark (1979) (Dr. Alexandra Kendall) was inspired by Los Angeles oncologist, Dr. Alexandra Levine (who is listed in the credits as an advisor).
17Met Neil Simon while rehearsing his play, 'The Good Doctor'. They were married three weeks later. The Simon play 'Chapter Two' was the semi-autobiographical story of his life with Mason. Although Mason was in the screen version of Chapter Two (1979), she never played the role on-stage.

#Quote
1[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.
2I realized a lot of my own personal sense of identity was wrapped up in my work. So moving to New Mexico...what was really wonderful was I discovered the work is the work and Marsha is Marsha and a lot of various pieces make up Marsha.
3I hope I won't ever find a piece of film from it. -- MM, referring to her first film, Hot Rod Hullabaloo (1966)
4I always felt rightly or wrongly after being a part of a marriage and a public sort of couple the whole thing sort of felt very strange here. The idea of being a single woman in Hollywood is a very peculiar thing.


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