Mason Adams





2/26/1919 , New York, New York, USA



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Mason Adams was well known for playing Pepper Yoiung on the popular radio soap opera series Pepper Young's Family through the 1940 and 1950s. He was also heard on most of the successful radio programs during radio's "Golden Age." In the 1970s, Adams was frequently heard on Himan Brown's CBS Mystery Theater radio series. He had a regular running role on the Lou Grant TV series for several seasons and appeared in hundreds of other television series throughout the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s and '90s and can still can be seen playing featured roles in films and on TV. Mason, who had received three Emmy nominations for his TV role, was also the voice over pitchman for the J. M. Smucker Company with his signature line, "With a name like Smucker's, it has to be good." His warm, grandfatherly, Rockwellian voice and screen presence, won the actor recognition as an embodiment of Americana. Adams, who began his career in radio, was also a stage actor. The Times reports his last play was the Roundabout Theater's production of Arthur Miller's "The Man Who Had All the Luck" in 2002.