Mason, Shirley (1900–1979)

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Mason, Shirley (1900–1979)

American stage and screen actress. Name variations: Leonie Flugrath. Born Leonie Flugrath, June 6, 1900, in Brooklyn, NY; died July 27, 1979, in Los Angeles, CA; sister of Viola Dana (actress) and Edna Flugrath (actress); m. Bernard J. Durning (died 1923); m. Sidney Lanfield (director).

Made film debut in At the Threshold of Life (1911); appeared in over 90 films, including The Seven Deadly Sins, Treasure Island, The Talker, The Awakening of Ruth (title role), Lord Jim, Sweet Rosie O'Grady, Vanity Fair and So This is Paris.