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Also Known As: Died: April 26, 2005
Born: February 26, 1919 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, voice actor

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An amiable, gray-haired actor with a nasal twang, Mason Adams is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated role as managing editor Charlie Hume on the long-running TV series "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-82). He began his career on radio in the 1940s, starring as the title character on the popular "Pepper Young's Family" from 1945-59. Adams has made the occasional film appearance, including "F/X" (1986) and more recently as a priest in Paul Schrader's "Touch" (1997). Also a prolific voice-over artist, he has helped sell a wide range of products, most notably Smucker's jams and jellies.

An amiable, gray-haired actor with a nasal twang, Mason Adams is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated role as managing editor Charlie Hume on the long-running TV series "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-82). He began his career on radio in the 1940s, starring as the title character on the popular "Pepper Young's Family" from 1945-59. Adams has made the occasional film appearance, including "F/X" (1986) and more recently as a priest in Paul Schrader's "Touch" (1997). Also a prolific voice-over artist, he has helped sell a wide range of products, most notably Smucker's jams and jellies.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hudson River Blues (1997) Grandpa
2.
 Lesser Evil, The (1997) Father
3.
 Touch (1997) Father Nestor
4.
 Not of This Earth (1996) Dr Rochelle; Frederick Rochelle
5.
 Houseguest (1995) Mr Pike
6.
 Assault at West Point (1994) Henry Hyde
7.
 Son-In-Law (1993) Walter Sr
8.
 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (1992) Judge Colbert
10.
 Toy Soldiers (1991) Deputy Director Brown
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1940:
Stage debut in summer stock at the Hilltop Theater in Baltimore
1943:
Debut on Broadway, "Get Away Old Man" at the Cort Theater
1946:
Began career in radio; spent fourteen years in title role of "Pepper Young's Family"
:
TV acting debut on the CBS soap opera "Where the Heart Is"
1976:
Did voice over for animated feature, "Raggedy Ann & Andy"
1976:
Acted in first feature, "God Told Me To"
:
Won acclaim for regular role of Charlie Hume on the CBS drama series, "Lou Grant"; earned three Emmy nominations
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Voiced numerous TV commercials including Smucker's jams and jellies
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Education

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York -
University of Wisconsin: - 1940
University of Wisconsin: - 1941

Notes

Adams is a member of NYC's Ensemble Studio Theater.

Member of the Phi Kappa Phi and also Delta Sigma Rho

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wife:
Margot Adams. Writer.

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daughter:
Betsy Adams.
son:
Bil Adams.

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