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Also Known As: A Morgan Mason, Alexander Morgan Mason Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: talent agent, producer, child actor

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Former child and teen actor, son of film star James Mason and actress-author Pamela Kellino Mason who, after establishing ties to the film and music industries, worked in the U.S. State Department and served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1983. Mason has worked in independent film production in several capacities, achieving considerable success as co-executive producer of Steven Soderbergh's provocative look at the sexual voyeurism afforded by popular technology, "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989). In 1991 Mason's wide range of connections led to his appointment as a talent agent at the powerful William Morris Agency. Married to pop singer Belinda Carlisle.

Former child and teen actor, son of film star James Mason and actress-author Pamela Kellino Mason who, after establishing ties to the film and music industries, worked in the U.S. State Department and served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1983. Mason has worked in independent film production in several capacities, achieving considerable success as co-executive producer of Steven Soderbergh's provocative look at the sexual voyeurism afforded by popular technology, "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989). In 1991 Mason's wide range of connections led to his appointment as a talent agent at the powerful William Morris Agency. Married to pop singer Belinda Carlisle.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Sandpiper (1965) Danny Reynolds
2.
 Hero's Island (1962) Cullen
3.
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Milestones close milestones

1952:
Made acting debut in TV movie "Panic" at age three (date approximate)
:
Acted in "Hero's Island" (1962) starring and co-produced by his father James Mason and in "The Sandpiper" (1965), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
1975:
After death of maternal grandfather, Isadore Ostrer, inherited a seat on the baord of family-owned Illingworth, Morris Company, a wool manufacturer based in England
1978:
Sold Illingworth, Morris Company and moved back to Los Angeles
1979:
Helped organize fund-raisers for President Ronald Reagan
1980:
Served as deputy chief of protocol of the US Department of State; also served from 1981 as special assistant to the President Ronald Reagan
1984:
Turned to film producing (date approximate)
:
Appointed president of the public affairs division of Rogers and Cowan
1989:
Executive produced Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed film, "sex, lies, and videotape", as a partner in Curb/Musifilm Ltd., An MCA partnership,
1991:
Produced the films "No Secrets" and "Twenty-One"
1991:
Joined William Morris Agency as a senior motion picture agent
1993:
Quit William Morris and moved to the South of France
:
Produced unsuccessful pilot, "Mr. Stitch", starring Rutger Hauer and directed by Roger Avary; aired on Sci-Fi Channel in 1996
1997:
Named head of London Films (comapany founded by Alexander Korda in the 1930s)
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Notes

Mike Medavoy, chairman of Tri-Star Pictures, remarked on Mason's appointment to the William Morris Agency in wry but highly praiseworthy terms: "I think it's a great move for both parties. He [Mason] was smart enough to become counsel to the President. If he can counsel the President he can certainly counsel some actors..." Irving Azoff, chairman of Azoff Entertainment Co. sounded a similiar note with his approval: "I've always thought that Morgan networked well in both the movie and music worlds. He's well respected and has a lot of friends in the music community....for a Republican he's a really great guy." (Quoted in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, July 17, 1991)

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companion:
Louise Fletcher. Actor. Together c. 1979-83; born 1934.
wife:
Belinda Carlisle. Singer. Married c. 1986; born August 17, 1958; met in 1984 at the opening of Chinese restaurant; formerly lead singer of The Go-Go's; became solo performer in 1985; grew up in San Fernando Valley, eldest of seven children born to Walt Carlisle, a contractor, and his wife Joanne.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
John Mason. Merchant.
grandmother:
Mabel Mason.
grandfather:
Isadore Ostrer. Wool manufacturer. Died 1975; Mason inherited a seat on the board of the family-owned Illingworth, Morris Company, wool manufacturing company.
father:
James Mason. Actor. Born May 15, 1909; died July 27, 1984; popular English matinee idol of the 1940s who later went to Hollywood and was at his best in offbeat, moody roles; notable films include "The Man in Grey" (1943), "The Seventh Veil" (1945), "Odd Man Out" (1947), "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "A Star Is Born" (both 1954), "Lolita" (1962), "Georgy Girl" (1966) and "The Verdict" (1982).
mother:
Pamela Mason. Actor, author, columnist, TV hostess. Born March 10, 1916, daughter of producer Maurice Ostrer; formerly married to actor Roy Kellino; wed James Mason 1941, divorced 1964; died 1996.
sister:
Portland Mason. Author, actor. Born 1948.
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