Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942) is an American actress and television director. Mason received four Academy Award nominations as Best Actress for her performances in Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh. She is also known for starring in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge. Mason was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to James Joseph Mason, a printer, and his wife Jacqueline. She and her younger sister, Linda (b. 1943), were raised Catholic and grew up in Crestwood. Mason is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School and Webster University, both in Webster Groves. She raced a Mazda RX-7 in SCCA events. A resident of New Mexico, she had a farm in Abiquiu that grows certified organic herbs.
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