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.

Awards

  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Betsy — Daughter
  • Bill Adams — Son
  • Morris Abrams — Father
  • Margot Fineberg — Wife
  • Herbert Abrams — Brother
  • Evelyn Abrams Mauss — Sister

College

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (BA, 1940; MA, 1941)

Details

  • Birth Name: Mason Abrams
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthday: February 26, 1919, Pisces
  • Died: April 26, 2005
  • Profession: Actor, Voice-overs
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