Osa Massen

Osa Massen

Show Count: 2
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: 13 January 1915
Old Time Radio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 2 January 2006, Santa Monica, California, U.S

Osa Massen (13 January 1914 – 2 January 2006) was a Danish movie actress.

Background and early career

Born Aase Madsen, she began her career as a newspaper photographer before becoming an actress. Massen notably appeared as Melvyn Douglas' unfaithful wife dealing with blackmailer Joan Crawford in A Woman's Face (1941).

She also appeared as a mysterious woman with something to hide in Deadline at Dawn. Later in her career she appeared in guest roles on many television programs. She also starred with Lloyd Bridges in the science fiction film Rocketship X-M (1950), the first space adventure of the post-WWII era. She made three guest appearances on Perry Mason: in 1958 he played Lisa Bannister in "The Case of the Desperate Daughter;" in 1959 she played Sarah Werner in "The Case of the Shattered Dream." Her last television role was in 1962 when she played Lisa Pedersen in "The Case of the Tarnished Trademark."

Personal life

She was married three times, including once to Allan Hersholt (born 4 December 1914 - died 19 February 1990), son of Jean Hersholt on 15 December 1938.


Massen died on 2 January 2006, following unspecified surgery in Hollywood, California. She had previously been living just outside Copenhagen, Denmark, until just before her final relocation (to California).

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 8th June 1943
Added: Jun 07 2005
Broadcast: 19th April 1942
Added: Apr 03 2011