- Mason, John
- (1857-1919)Born in Orange, New Jersey, into the wealthy family that manufactured Mason & Hamlin organs, he made his acting debut with the Boston Stock Company. With his first wife, Marion Manola, he performed in musicals. After their divorce, he turned to legitimate theatre and earned respect, according to his Variety obituary, as "one of America's foremost actors." In 1886, he played Edmund to Edwin Booth's King Lear. He played a supporting role to Viola Allen in The Christian. Among his numerous stage appearances in the 1900s and 1910s, he played leading roles in two plays by Augustus Thomas: the gambler hero in The Witching Hour (1907) and the kindly Jewish Dr. Seelig in As a Man Thinks (1911). Mason's second wife was actress Katherine Grey.
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