Movie great James Mason's actress daughter PORTLAND has died after losing her battle with an unspecified illness. She was 55.

The former child star made her movie debut in THE CHILD, which was written by her mother PAMELA MASON and directed by her dad.

She went on to play Gregory Peck's daughter in classic 1956 film The Man IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT and also appeared in SebastiAn and THE GREAT ST TRINIAN'S TRAIN ROBBERY.

25/05/2004 09:13