~Shirley Mason~

Born: June 6, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: July 27, 1979 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Filmography~
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (1956) ... Member of the Jury
The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Member of the Jury

Dark Skies (1929) ... Juanita Morgan
The Show of Shows (1929) ... Performer in 'Meet My Sister' & 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Numbers
The Flying Marine (1929) ... Sally
Anne Against the World (1929) ... Anne
Runaway Girls (1928) ... Sue Hartley
Vultures of the Sea (1928) ... Ruth Enright
So This Is Love? (1928) ... Hilda Jenson
The Wife's Relations (1928) ... Patricia Dodd
Sally in Our Alley (1927) ... Sally Williams
Stranded (1927) ... Sally Simpson
Rich Men's Sons (1927) ... Carla Gordon
Let It Rain (1927) ... The Girl
The Wreck (1927) ... Ann
Rose of the Tenements (1926) ... Rosie Rosetti
Pawn Ticket 210 (1926) ... Meg
Sin Cargo (1926) ... Eve Gibson
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1926) ... Rosie O'Grady
Don Juan's Three Nights (1926) ... Ninette Cavallar
Desert Gold (1926) ... Mercedes Castanada
Lord Jim (1925) ... Jewel
What Fools Men (1925) ... Beatrice Greer
Scandal Proof (1925) ... Enid Day / Grace Whitney
The Talker (1925) ... Ruth Lennox
The Scarlet Honeymoon (1925) ... Kay Thorpe
Curlytop (1924) ... Curlytop
Star Dust Trail (1924) ... Sylvia Joy - Movie Still Code: MOR-8-X
My Husband's Wives (1924) ... Vale Harvey
Great Diamond Mystery (1924) ... Ruth Winton
That French Lady (1924) ... Inez de Pierrefond
Love Letters (1924) ... Evelyn Jefferson
South Sea Love (1923) ... Dolores Medina
The Eleventh Hour (1923) ... Barbara Hackett
Lovebound (1923) ... Bess Belwyn
Shirley of the Circus (1922) ... Nita
Youth Must Have Love (1922) ... Della Marvin
The New Teacher (1922) ... Constance Bailey
Lights of the Desert (1922) ... Yvonne Laraby
Very Truly Yours (1922) ... Marie Tyree
The Ragged Heiress (1922) ... Lucia Moreton
Little Miss Smiles (1922) ... Esther Aaronson
Jackie (1921) ... Jackie
Queenie (1921) ... Queenie Gurkin
Ever Since Eve (1921) ... Célestine Le Farge
Lovetime (1921) ... Marie Gautier
The Mother Heart (1921) ... May Howard
The Lamplighter (1921) ... Gertie
Wing Toy (1921) ... Wing Toy
Flame of Youth (1920) ... Beebe
The Girl of My Heart (1920) ... Joan
Merely Mary Ann (1920) ... Mary Ann
The Little Wanderer (1920) ... Jenny
Love's Harvest (1920) ... Jane Day
Molly and I (1920) ... Molly / Shirley Brown
Treasure Island (1920) ... Jim Hawkins
Her Elephant Man (1920) ... Joan

Secret Service (1919) ... Caroline Mitford
Putting It Over (1919) ... Mary Stacey
The Unwritten Code (1919) ... Kiru-San
The Final Close-Up (1919) ... Nora Nolan
The Rescuing Angel (1919) ... Angela Deming
The Winning Girl (1919) ... Jemmy Milligan
Good-Bye, Bill (1918) ... Elsie Dresser
Come on In (1918) ... Emmy Little
The Wall Invisible (Short) (1918)
The Seven Deadly Sins (1917) ... Eve Leslie (all seven titles)
Cy Whittaker's Ward (1917) ... Emily Thomas
The Apple-Tree Girl (1917) ... Charlotte Marlin
The Awakening of Ruth (1917) ... Ruth Hoagland
The Lady of the Photograph (1917) ... Marjorie Van Dam
The Little Chevalier (1917) ... The Little Chevalier / Diane de la Roche
The Light in Darkness (1917) ... Hilary Kenyon
The Tell-Tale Step (1917) ... Lucia
The Law of the North (1917) ... Edith Graham
The Seventh Sin (1917) ... Eve Leslie
Wrath (1917) ... Eve Leslie
Passion (1917) ... Eve Leslie
Sloth (1917) ... Eve Leslie
Greed (1917) ... Eve Leslie
Pride (1917) ... Eve Leslie
Where Love Is (1917) ... Aline Marden
Envy (1917) ... Eve Leslie
The Littlest Magdalene (Short) (1916) ... Mary O'Ryan - an Orphan (as Leonie Flugrath)
Celeste of the Ambulance Corps (Short) (1916) ... Celeste (as Leonie Flugrath)
Blade o' Grass (Short) (1915) ... Dorothy Ward (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Little Saleslady (Short) (1915) ... Grace Osborn (as Leonie Flugrath)
An Unwilling Thief (Short) (1915) ... Bab Harrison at Sixteen (as Leonie Flugrath)
Vanity Fair (1915) ... Becky Sharp - as a child (as Leonie Flugrath)
Shadows from the Past (1915)
The Portrait in the Attic (Short) (1915)
Dick Potter's Wife (Short) (1914) ... The Potter Child (as Leonie Flugrath)
Andy Learns to Swim (Short) (1914) ... Another Girl (as Leonie Flugrath)
The President's Special (Short) (1914) ... Sally - the Floor Switchman's Daughter (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Embarrassment of Riches (Short) (1913) ... 2nd Twin (as Leonie Flugrath)
A Mistake in Judgment (Short) (1913) ... Bobbie's Sister (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Dream Fairy (Short) (1913) ... Sylvia Burton - the Little Crippled Girl (as Leonie Flugrath)
Her Royal Highness (Short) (1913) ... Princess Alicia (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Two Merchants (Short) (1913) ... Alice Briggs - Their Daughter (as Leonie Flugrath)
Nursery Favorites (Short) (1913) ... Queen of the Fairies (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Risen Soul of Jim Grant (Short) (1913) ... Esther Benton (as Leonie Flugrath)
A Youthful Knight (Short) (1913) ... Ethel - the Girl Next Door (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Third Thanksgiving (Short) (as Leonie Flugrath)(1912)
A Fresh Air Romance (Short) (1912) ... Rose's Sister (as Leonie Flugrath)
Uncle Mun and the Minister (Short) (1912) ... Little Dot (as Leonie Flugrath)
The Little Girl Next Door (Short) (as Leonie Flugrath) (1912)
The Street Beautiful (Short) (1912) ... Rosa (as Leonie Flugrath)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Short) (1912) ... Mary (as Leonie Flugrath)
Children Who Labor (Short) (1912) ... Mabel Hanscomb (as Leonie Flugrath)
Uncle Hiram's List (Short) (1911) ... Jimmie's Sweetheart (as Leonie Flugrath)
At the Threshold of Life (Short) (1911) ... One of the Murphy Children (as Leonie Flugrath)
For the Queen (Short) (1911) ... The May Queen (as Leonie Flugrath)
Betty's Buttons (Short) (1911) ... Betty (as Leonie Flugrath)
April Fool (Short) (as Leonie Flugrath) (1911)
A Christmas Carol (Short) (1910)
~Biography~
The youngest of the three acting Flugrath sisters (Edna Flugrath and Viola Dana also entered films),
American silent screen actress Shirley Mason had created the role of Little Hal in the original Broadway
production of "The Squaw Man" (filmed in 1914, 1918, and 1931) before making her screen debut with
the old Edison company in 1910. She stayed with the pioneering film factory until 1918, but enjoyed her
greatest success, for director Maurice Tourneur, as Jim Hawkins in a sumptuous production of "Treasure
Island" (1920), with Lon Chaney as Pew and Charles Ogle as Long John Silver. Signing with Fox in 1920,
she played a wretched little kitchen slave in "Merely Mary Ann," becoming that studio's answer to Mary
Pickford. There would be many more such roles to come, mostly in light programmers and including two
directed by John Ford. Titles and locales changed, but little else. Often, Mason's Prince Charming would
be fresh-faced Raymond McKee, who would arrive to save the day after scenes of much misery. Mason
left Fox to freelance in 1925, but like her more famous sister Viola Dana, she chose to retire with the
changeover to sound.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com