Vivian Mason

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Vivian Mason
Born
Vivian L. Moses

(1918-07-12)July 12, 1918
DiedAugust 24, 2009(2009-08-24) (aged 91)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Years active1937-1955
Spouse(s)Albert P. Martell (?-?)
John W. Hite
(?-1988)

Vivian Mason (July 12, 1918 August 24, 2009) was an American actress who appeared in over 30 television shows and films between 1937 and 1955.

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Career

Mason is familiar to modern viewers for roles in the Three Stooges films A Missed Fortune and Shot in the Frontier . In addition, she also appeared in the films White Christmas , The Fuller Brush Man , Penthouse Rhythm and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms .

The Three Stooges American comedy team

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<i>A Missed Fortune</i> 1952 film by Jules White

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<i>Shot in the Frontier</i> 1954 film by Jules White

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Death

Mason died of lanition (a lack of food and water) and dementia on August 24, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. She was a resident of the Ida Culver House-Broadview nursing home at the time of her death, and was cremated. [1]

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Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1937 Night Club Scandal Coat Check GirlUncredited
1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Ming's Gong GirlSerial, [Chs. 1-4], Uncredited
1941 That Night in Rio Singing SecretaryUncredited
1941 Ziegfeld Girl Ziegfeld GirlUncredited
1942 My Gal Sal Chorus Girl - Wiley's GirlfriendUncredited
1942 Thunder Birds Red Cross Nurse TraineeUncredited
1944 Cowboy Canteen Ranch GuestUncredited
1944 Kansas City Kitty Hat Check GirlUncredited
1944 Cowboy from Lonesome River BillieUncredited
1944 I'm from Arkansas Chorus GirlUncredited
1944Dancing in ManhattanModelUncredited
1945 Sudan HandmaidenUncredited
1945 Ten Cents a Dance Tess Kramer
1945 Penthouse Rhythm ModelUncredited
1945 A Thousand and One Nights Exotic GirlUncredited
1945 The Dolly Sisters Gay 90's Glamour GirlUncredited
1945 George White's Scandals ShowgirlUncredited
1945 The Stork Club ShowgirlUncredited
1946 Of Human Bondage ModelUncredited
1948 French Leave Lil
1948 The Fuller Brush Man Pretty GirlUncredited
1948 The Saxon Charm BlondeUncredited
1950 The Petty Girl LoveyUncredited
1950 Emergency Wedding KittyUncredited
1951 The Lemon Drop Kid Singer-DancerUncredited
1951 Fighting Coast Guard Minor RoleUncredited
1951 Kentucky Jubilee Chorus GirlUncredited
1952 Harem Girl Harem GirlUncredited
1952 Somebody Loves Me AnytimeUncredited
1953 All Ashore Minor RoleUncredited
1953 Siren of Bagdad Beautiful Harem GirlUncredited
1953 The Lost Planet Ella DornSerial
1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Miss Ryan - SecretaryUncredited
1953 The Charge at Feather River Mrs. Joan 'Mamie' Baker
1953 Here Come the Girls Chorus GirlUncredited
1954 White Christmas Rehearsal BlondeUncredited
1954 Phffft SecretaryUncredited

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References

  1. The Three Stooges Journal #133 (2010) p. 2