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Mason in Plan 9 From Outer Space
|Born||Thomas Robert Mason|
April 29, 1920
|Died||December 1, 1980 (aged 60)|
Dr. Thomas Robert "Tom" Mason (April 29, 1920 – December 1, 1980) was a chiropractor who lived in Los Angeles in the 1950s. He is best known as the stand-in for the then recently deceased Bela Lugosi in Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s infamous movie Plan 9 From Outer Space. Dr. Mason, who was taller than and bore a questionable physical resemblance to Lugosi, hunched over with a cape held over his face in all of his scenes.
Dr. Mason appeared in and helped to produce a couple of Wood's other movies, Night of the Ghouls (in which he was allowed to show his face) and Final Curtain, after which his career in showbiz ended. He died in 1980.
In popular culture
Dr. Mason was portrayed by actor Ned Bellamy in the 1994 in film Ed Wood.
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