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Jean Arthur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s. She remains arguably the epitome of the female screwball comedy actress. As James Harvey wrote in his recounting of the era, "No one was more closely identified with the screwball comedy than Jean Arthur. So much was she part of it, so much was her star personality defined by it, that the screwball style itself seems almost unimaginable without her." Arthur has been called "the quintessential comedic leading lady." Arthur is best known for her feature roles in three Frank Capra films: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take It With You (1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), films that championed the everyday heroine. Her last performance was the memorable—and distinctly non–comedic—role as the rancher's wife in George Stevens' Shane (1953). Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Arthur, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 17, 1900 In Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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First Appeared:
In the movie Cameo Kirby 1923-10-20
Latest Project:
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22
Known For
Poster of If You Could Only Cook
Poster of Public Hero Number 1
Poster of Half Way to Heaven
Poster of The Iron Horse
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (archive footage) 1988-10-01
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985-03-03
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Shane Marian Starrett 1953-04-23
Movie A Foreign Affair Congresswoman Phoebe Frost 1948-08-20
Movie The Impatient Years Janie Anderson 1944-09-10
Movie The More the Merrier Constance Milligan 1943-03-26
Movie A Lady Takes a Chance Molly J. Truesdale 1943-08-19
Movie The Talk of the Town Miss Nora Shelley 1942-08-20
Movie The Devil and Miss Jones Mary Jones 1941-04-11
Movie Too Many Husbands Vicky Lowndes 1940-04-03
Movie Arizona Phoebe Titus 1940-12-25
Movie Only Angels Have Wings Bonnie Lee 1939-05-15
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Clarissa Saunders 1939-10-19
Movie You Can't Take It with You Alice Sycamore 1938-09-01
Movie Easy Living Mary Smith 1937-07-16
Movie History Is Made at Night Irene Vail 1937-03-05
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Babe Bennett 1936-04-09
Movie The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Paula Bradford 1936-05-13
Movie More Than a Secretary Carol Baldwin 1936-12-10
Movie Adventure in Manhattan Claire Peyton 1936-10-08
Movie The Plainsman Calamity Jane 1936-11-16
Movie Party Wire Marge Oliver 1935-04-27
Movie The Whole Town's Talking Wilhelmina 'Bill' Clark 1935-02-22
Movie Public Hero Number 1 Maria Theresa 'Terry' O'Reilly 1935-05-31
Movie Diamond Jim Jane Matthews / Emma 1935-09-01
Movie If You Could Only Cook Joan Hawthorne 1935-12-30
Movie The Public Menace Cassie Nicholls 1935-09-30
Movie Whirlpool Sandra Rankin Morrison 1934-04-10
Movie Most Precious Thing in Life Ellen Holmes, aka Biddy, Babe 1934-06-15
Movie The Defense Rests Joan Hayes 1934-07-15
Movie The Lawyer's Secret Beatrice Stevens 1931-06-06
Movie Ex-Bad Boy Ethel Simmons 1931-07-15
Movie Young Eagles Mary Gordon 1930-03-20
Movie Paramount on Parade Dream Girl 1930-04-22
Movie Street of Chance Judith Marsden 1930-02-08
Movie The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu Lia Eltham 1930-05-01
Movie The Silver Horde Mildred Wayland 1930-10-24
Movie Danger Lights Mary Ryan 1930-08-21
Movie The Canary Murder Case Alice LaFosse 1929-02-16
Movie The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu Lia Eltham 1929-08-10
Movie Half Way to Heaven Greta Nelson 1929-12-14
Movie The Saturday Night Kid Janie Barry 1929-10-25
Movie The Greene Murder Case Ada Greene 1929-08-11
Movie Brotherly Love Mary 1928-12-23
Movie Winners Of The Wilderness Bit Role 1927-01-15
Movie The Poor Nut Margie Blake 1927-08-06
Movie Flying Luck The Girl 1927-12-04
Movie The Block Signal Grace Ryan 1926-09-15
Movie Seven Chances Miss Smith the Country Club Receptionist (uncredited) 1925-03-11
Movie The Iron Horse Reporter 1924-08-24
Movie Wine of Youth Flapper 1924-09-15
Movie Cameo Kirby Ann Playdell 1923-10-20
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