Sunday, July 26, 2009

Did you know? Margaret Mason

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Many readers may remember the beautiful film, tv, and stage actress Margaret Mason.

Margaret was born December 31, 1940, in Phoenixville, to George Robish and Margaret Minarcik.

According to my Mother, a fan of Mason's, the Robish family lived in a home on the corner of Tyler and Anderson Avenues, and as a child I remember how we would all take walks around the neighborhood trying to catch a glimpse of her when she was in town.

On Nov. 17, 1970, she married E. Nick Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mason starred on Broadway in "Boys Will Be Boys" and appeared on TV shows including "Wagon Train," "Ironside," "The Wild, Wild West," "Adam 12" and "Playhouse 90." She starred in "The Manchurian Candidate," and she appeared in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," "No Time for Sergeants," "The Train Doesn't Stop Here," "Beach Party" and "Honeymoon Hotel."

Margaret played the character Linda Anderson on "Days of Our Lives" from 1970-1971, 1975-1980 and again in 1982, as Eve Howard on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" from 1982-1986 and again in 1993.

She also appeared in many other movies.

Margaret Mason Alexander, 58, of Silverdale died of a heart attack on March 27, 1999, and at the time was survived by her mother, a stepdaughter, Lisa Howard of Calabasas, California, a sister, Mary Ann Finegan of Bally, Pennsylvania, and two grandchildren.

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