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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.
 Lesser Evil, The (1997) Father
2.
 Hudson River Blues (1997) Grandpa
3.
 Touch (1997) Father Nestor
4.
 Houseguest (1995) Mr Pike
5.
 Not of This Earth (1995) Dr Rochelle; Frederick Rochelle
6.
 Assault at West Point (1994) Henry Hyde
7.
 Son-In-Law (1993) Walter Sr
8.
 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (1992) Judge Colbert
9.
 Toy Soldiers (1991) Deputy Director Brown
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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
:
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.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Betsy Adams.
son:
Bil Adams.

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