THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARSHA MASON TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ARTS The President announced today his intent to nominate actress
Marsha Mason to the National Council on the Arts.
Marsha Mason, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a graduate of Webster College, has had a distinguished career in both theater and film. Her theater credits include Norman Mailer's The Deer Park (1967), Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx (1968), Neil Simon's The Good Doctor (1973) and King Richard III (1974). Ms. Mason began her film career with Paul Mazursky's Blume In Love (1973). Her second film, Cinderella Liberty (1973), earned her an Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award. She received her second Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe Award for her work in The Goodbye Girl (1977). She was nominated for two additional Academy Awards for Chapter Two (1979) and Only When I Laugh (1981). Other feature performances include Max Dugan Returns (1982), Heartbreak Ridge (1986) and Stella (1988). Most recently, Ms. Mason starred on Broadway in Night of the Iguana in 1996.
The National Council on the Arts advises the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts on policies, programs and procedures for carrying out the agency's responsibilities. The council reviews and makes recommendations to the Chairperson on applications for grants to nonprofit arts organizations in support of outstanding performances, exhibitions, projects and programs.