Mason Adams

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Mason Abrams
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/26/1919, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 04/26/2005
  • Profession: Actor; voice-overs
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Mason Adams Fast Facts:
  • Supported his theater career with steady radio roles as the title character on Pepper Young's Family and as the villain Atom Man on Superman.
  • Distinctly voiced commercials for Smuckers using the tagline: "With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good!" 
  • Visited newspapers to closely observe managing editors at work in preparation for his role as Charlie Hume on Lou Grant.
  • Played the character so well that Hume ranked high in a late-'70s Florida newspaper poll that asked readers about America's most trusted men.
  • Hosted the HBO Mailbox program in the '80s, answering questions about programming from viewers.  
  • Mason Adams Relationships:
  • Bill Adams - Son
  • Morris Abrams - Father
  • Betsy - Daughter
  • Margot Fineberg - Wife
  • Herbert Abrams - Brother
  • Evelyn Abrams Mauss - Sister
  • Mason Adams Awards:
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (BA, 1940; MA, 1941)

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