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Who is Jackie Mason's daughter? A glimpse into the late comedian's estranged relationship with Sheba Mason

Jackie Mason recently passed away. (Image via Variety)
Jackie Mason recently passed away. (Image via Variety)
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Popular stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Mason recently passed away at a Manhattan hospital on July 24. Mason was 93-year-old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Jyll Rosenfeld, and his daughter, Sheba Mason.

Jackie's longtime friend and attorney Raoul Felder confirmed the news, but the cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Mason started his career as a comedian and a regular performer in the Catskills. He made frequent guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and published comedy albums like "I Am the Greatest Comedian in the World," "Only Nobody Knows It Yet!" and "I Want to Leave You With the Words of a Great Comedian."

Jackie Masonperformed on Broadway. He has been a part of several films and is also the author of many books. Mason wrote and starred in various plays and one-person shows.


Jackie Mason’s relationship with his daughter

The well-known actor is the father of comedian Sheba Mason, who was born in 1985. Unfortunately, Sheba has been estranged from her father for a long time. For many years, Jackie Mason refused to publicly accept Sheba as his daughter.

Sheba Mason resembles her father. Even her physical mannerisms, like her halting delivery, are reminiscent of Jackie Mason.

In 2017, Jackie Mason was notably missing at the opening of the comedy show "Alexander Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West." The show starred Sheba Mason and was written by her mother, Ginger Reiter. Jackie later disowned Sheba and Ginger. He said,

“She’s not my daughter. The doctor said it’s a lot of baloney. She makes a living calling herself my daughter. I don’t want to hurt anyone. If you want to call yourself my son, go ahead.”

Unfortunately, the major reason behind the problems between Sheba and Jackie Mason remains unknown to the public. Sheba Mason has been a constant fixture in her mother’s plays since she was two years old. She's a regular in the Manhattan comedy scene.


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Edited by Srijan Sen
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