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Encyclopedia > Jean Arthur
Jean Arthur

Birth name Gladys Georgianna Greene
Born October 17, 1900(1900-10-17)
Plattsburgh, New York, USA
Died June 19, 1991 (aged 90)
Spouse(s) Julian Anker (1928) (divorced after one day)
Frank Ross Jr. (1932-1949)
Notable roles Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
as Louise "Babe" Bennett/Mary Dawson
You Can't Take It With You
as Alice Sycamore
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
as Clarissa Saunders
Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Actress
1943 The More the Merrier

Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900June 19, 1991) was an Oscar-nominated American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s. She was one of Hollywood's favorite screen comediennes. Though not nearly as well-known today as contemporaries such as Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis, Arthur starred in as many classic and box-office hits, and with as many major leading men (e.g. James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, even John Wayne) as any Hollywood actress of her day. Arthur was best known as a heroine in three of Frank Capra's films: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It With You, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. She remains, arguably, the quintessential female exemplar of the 1930s/1940s film genre known as screwball comedy. "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."[1] Image File history File links Jean_Arthur. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... For the neighboring town of the same name, see Plattsburgh (town), New York. ... NY redirects here. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Mr. ... You Cant Take It with You is a Pulitzer Prize winning comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award winning film directed by Frank Capra. ... Mr. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The More the Merrier is a 1943 comedy film which makes fun of the World War II time housing shortage, especially in Washington, D.C.. A young woman sublets half of her tiny apartment to a middle aged man, who promptly sublets half of his half to a young man. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... OSCAR is an acronym for Orbital Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... For the singer, see Betty Davis, for the meteorologist, see Betty Davis (meteorologist). ... James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing screen persona. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was a British born, American film actor. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning, American film actor. ... This article is about the film director. ... Mr. ... You Cant Take It with You is a Pulitzer Prize winning comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award winning film directed by Frank Capra. ... Mr. ...

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Early life

Arthur was born Gladys Georgianna Greene in Plattsburgh, New York to Johanna Augusta Nelson and Hubert Sidney Greene. She lived off and on in Westbrook, Maine from 1908 to 1915 while her father worked at Lamson Studios in Portland, Maine as a photographer. The product of a nomadic childhood, Arthur also lived at times in Jacksonville, Florida; Schenectady, New York; and, during a portion of her high school years, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan. She came from a family of three older brothers. Her maternal grandparents were immigrants from Norway[2] who settled in the American West. She allegedly took her stage name from two of her greatest heroes, Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc) and King Arthur. For the neighboring town of the same name, see Plattsburgh (town), New York. ... NY redirects here. ... Location of city of Westbrook in map of Maine Westbrook is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... Nickname: Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Duval Government  - Mayor John Peyton (R) Area  - City  885 sq mi (2,264. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... Joan of Arc, or Jeanne dArc in French,[1] (1412 – May 30, 1431)[2] is a 15th century national heroine of France. ... A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield wearing Kastenbrust armour (early 15th century) by Peter Vischer, typical of later anachronistic depictions of Arthur. ...


Presaging many of her later film roles, she worked as a stenographer on Bond Street in lower Manhattan during World War I. Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Film career

Discovered by Fox Film Studios while she was doing commercial modeling in New York City in the early 1920s, Arthur debuted in the silent film Cameo Kirby (1923), directed by John Ford, and made a few silent westerns and short comedies (all low-budget). She was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1929, but her career became stuck in ingenue roles. It was her distinctive, throaty voice – in addition to some stage training on Broadway in the early 1930s – that eventually made her a star in the talkies. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director famous for westerns such as Stagecoach and The Searchers and adaptations of such classic 20th century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. ... The WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ...


In 1935, at age 34, she starred opposite Edward G. Robinson in the gangster farce The Whole Town's Talking, also directed by Ford, and her popularity began to rise. By then her hair color, worn naturally brunette throughout the silent film portion of her career, was bleached blonde and would stay that way. She was, like Claudette Colbert, famous for maneuvering to be photographed and filmed almost exclusively from the left; both actresses knew their left was their best side, and worked hard to keep it in the fore. In fact, producer David O. Selznick is reputed to have described Jean Arthur's imbalanced profile as "one side angel, the other side horse." Edward Goldenberg Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg, Yiddish: עמנואל גולדנברג; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was an American stage and film actor of Romanian origin. ... Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning French-American actress in Hollywood film, stage, television and radio. ... David O. Selznick David Oliver Selznick (May 10, 1902–June 22, 1965), was one of the icon Hollywood producers of the Golden Age. ...


The turning point in Jean Arthur's career came when she was chosen by Capra to star in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. Director Frank Capra spotted her in a daily rush [3] from the film Whirlpool in 1934 [4] and convinced Columbia Studios head Harry Cohn to sign her for his next film as a tough newspaperwoman who falls in love with a country bumpkin millionaire. Arthur is probably best known for costarring in three celebrated 1930s Capra films: her role opposite the millionaire bumpkin Gary Cooper in 1936 in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town made her a star, while her fame was cemented with You Can't Take It With You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939 both with James Stewart. Also notably she was reteamed with Cooper, as Calamity Jane, in Cecil B. DeMille's The Plainsman (1936), and appeared as a working girl, her typical milieu, in Mitchell Leisen's 1937 screwball comedy Easy Living opposite Ray Milland. So strong was her box office appeal by 1939 that she was one of four finalists that year for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind; the film's producer, David O. Selznick, had briefly romanced Arthur in the late 1920s when they both were with Paramount Pictures. This article is about the film director. ... Saltstraumen whirlpool A whirlpool in a glass of water A whirlpool is a large, swirling body of water produced by ocean tides. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Harry Cohn (July 23, 1891–February 27, 1958), sometimes nicknamed King Cohn, was president and production director of Columbia Pictures. ... This article is about the film director. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... Mr. ... You Cant Take It with You is a Pulitzer Prize winning comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award winning film directed by Frank Capra. ... Mr. ... James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing screen persona. ... For the film, see Calamity Jane (1953 film) Calamity Jane at age 33. ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... The Plainsman is a 1936 Western movie directed by Cecil B. DeMille that presents a highly fictionalized account of the relationship between Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper) and Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur), with a villainous Charles Bickford inciting the Indians to battle. ... Mitchell Leisen (born October 6, 1898–died October 28, 1972) was an American director, art director, and costume designer. ... The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most elusive of the film genres. ... Easy Living is the name of a film, specifically a screwball comedy of 1937 made by Preston Sturges, starring Jean Arthur. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 – March 10, 1986) was a successful Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... Scarlett OHara (full name Katie Scarlett OHara Hamilton Kennedy Butler) of French-Irish ancestry is the protagonist in Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind, and in the later film of the same name. ... Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel of the same name. ... David O. Selznick David Oliver Selznick (May 10, 1902–June 22, 1965), was one of the icon Hollywood producers of the Golden Age. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


She continued to advance her career by starring in films such as Howard Hawks' Only Angels Have Wings in 1939, with love interest Cary Grant, 1942's The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens (also with Grant), and again for Stevens as a government clerk in 1943's The More the Merrier, for which Jean Arthur was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (she lost to Jennifer Jones in The Song of Bernadette). As a result of being in the doghouse with studio boss Harry Cohn, her fee for starring in The Talk of the Town (1942) was only $50,000 while her male co-stars Grant and Ronald Colman received upwards of $100,000 each. Arthur remained Columbia's top star until the mid-1940s, when she left the studio and Rita Hayworth took over as the studio's reigning queen. Stevens famously called her "one of the greatest comediennes the screen has ever seen", while Capra credited her as "my favorite actress" [5]. Howard Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era. ... Only Angels Have Wings is also a song by Renaissance Only Angels Have Wings (1939) is a movie directed by Howard Hawks, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. ... Archibald Alec Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was a British born, American film actor. ... The Talk of the Town is a 1942 screwball comedy film in which a political activist, accused of arson and murder, takes refuge with a former girlfriend in the house of a professor of law. ... George Stevens examining film from A Place in the Sun. ... The More the Merrier is a 1943 comedy film which makes fun of the World War II time housing shortage, especially in Washington, D.C.. A young woman sublets half of her tiny apartment to a middle aged man, who promptly sublets half of his half to a young man. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Jennie Jones (born March 2, 1919) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1942 books | Books starting with S | 1943 films | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actress Oscar (film) | Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominee (film) | Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Harry Cohn (July 23, 1891–February 27, 1958), sometimes nicknamed King Cohn, was president and production director of Columbia Pictures. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an Oscar-winning English actor. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and Anglo-Irish descent who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ...


Arthur "retired" when her contract with Columbia Pictures expired in 1944. She reportedly ran through the studio's streets, shouting "I'm free, I'm free!" For the next several years she turned down virtually all film offers, the two exceptions being Billy Wilder's A Foreign Affair (1948), in which she played a congresswoman and rival of Marlene Dietrich, and as the homesteader's wife in the classic Western Shane (1953), which turned out to be the biggest box-office hit of her career. The latter was her final film. The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... A Foreign Affair is a 1948 film directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marlene Dietrich and Jean Arthur. ... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born actress, singer, and entertainer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Arthur's post-retirement work in theater was intermittent, somewhat curtailed by her longstanding shyness and discomfort about her chosen profession.[6] Capra claimed she vomited in her dressing room between scenes, yet emerged each time to perform a flawless take. According to John Oller's biography Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew (1997), Arthur developed a kind of stage fright punctuated with bouts of psychosomatic illnesses. A prime example was in 1945, when she was cast in the lead of the Garson Kanin play Born Yesterday. Her nerves and insecurity got the better of her and she left the production before it reached Broadway, opening the door for Judy Holliday to take the part for which she later won an Academy Award. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. ... For the 1950 film version, see Born Yesterday (1950 film) For the 1993 remake, see Born Yesterday (1993 film) Born Yesterday is a play written and first directed by Garson Kanin and adapted into a successful 1950 film. ... Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921–June 7, 1965) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American actress. ...


Arthur did score a major triumph on Broadway in 1950, starring in a stage revival of Peter Pan playing the Eternal Boy when she was almost 50. She tackled the role of her namesake, Joan of Arc, in a 1954 stage production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, but she left the play after a nervous breakdown and battles with director Harold Clurman. Statue of Peter Pan in Bowring Park, St. ... Joan of Arc, or Jeanne dArc in French,[1] (1412 – May 30, 1431)[2] is a 15th century national heroine of France. ... George Bernard Shaw (born 26 July 1856, Dublin, Ireland died November 2, 1950, Hertfordshire, England) was an Irish writer. ... Saint Joan is the title of: a 1923 play by George Bernard Shaw a 1957 movie (based on the play) directed by Otto Preminger Saint Joan of Portugal was a Princess of Portugal, daughter of Afonso V of Portugal. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Harold Edgar Clurman (September 18, 1901 – September 9, 1980) was an Jewish-American theater director and drama critic, most famous for his work with New York Citys Group Theater. ...


Retirement

In 1966, the extremely reclusive Arthur tentatively returned to show business as an attorney on a TV sitcom, The Jean Arthur Show, which was cancelled mid-season by CBS after only 11 episodes. CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...


In 1967, she was coaxed back to Broadway to appear as a midwestern spinster who falls in with a group of hippies in the play The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake. William Goldman, in his book The Season reconstructed the disastrous production, which eventually closed during previews when Arthur refused to go on. Singer at a modern Hippie movement in Russia Hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) refers to a member of a subgroup of the counterculture that began in the United States during the early 1960s, becoming an established social group by 1965, and expanding to other countries before declining in the mid-1970s. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ...


Arthur next decided to teach drama, first at Vassar College and then the North Carolina School of the Arts. While living in North Carolina she made front page news by being arrested and tossed in jail for trespassing on a neighbor's property to console a dog she felt was being mistreated. An animal lover her entire life, Arthur said she trusted them more than people. Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... An arts conservatory of international renown, the North Carolina School of the Arts was the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. ... In law, trespass can be: the criminal act of going into somebody else’s land or property without permission; it is also a civil law tort that may be a valid cause of action to seek judicial relief and possibly damages through a lawsuit. ...


She turned down the role of the lady missionary in Lost Horizon (1973), the unsuccessful musical remake of the 1937 film of the same name. At the Yale Law School Film Society weekend with Capra in 1972, she attended a small afternoon symposium at his invitation. He urged her to stay for the screening that night, and assured her the audience would be delighted and overwhelmingly enthusiastic. She declined because, she said, she had to go home and feed her cats. Lost Horizon is a 1973 musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud and Liv Ullmann. ... The Sterling Law Building Sculptural ornamentation on the Sterling Law Building Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. ...


In 1975, the Broadway hit play First Monday in October, about the first female Supreme Court justice, was written especially with Arthur in mind, but once again, she succumbed to extreme stage fright and quit the production shortly into its out-of-town run in Cleveland. She then retired for good, retreating to her ocean home in Carmel, California, steadfastly refusing interviews until her resistance was broken down by the author of a book on her one-time director Capra (she once famously said that she’d rather have her throat slit than do an interview). Original Broadway poster First Monday in October is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. ... The supreme court functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged, in some countries, provinces and states. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Carmel-by-the-Sea is a city located in Monterey County, California. ...


Arthur is portrayed by Vicki Belmonte in the TV film The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980).


Marriages

Her first marriage, to photographer Julian Anker in 1928, was annulled after one day. She married producer Frank Ross Jr. in 1932. They divorced in 1949. Arthur did not have any children. Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. ... For the record label, see Divorce Records. ...


Death and legacy

Jean Arthur died from heart failure at the age of 90. Her ashes were scattered at sea near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6331 Hollywood Blvd. The Jean Arthur Atrium was her gift to the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Nickname: Location of Monterey, California County Monterey Government  - Mayor Chuck Della Sala Area  - City 30. ...


Upon her death film reviewer Charles Champlin wrote the following in the Los Angeles Times:

To at least one teenager in a small town (though I’m sure we were a multitude), Jean Arthur suggested strongly that the ideal woman could be — ought to be — judged by her spirit as well as her beauty…. The notion of the woman as a friend and confidante, as well as someone you courted and were nuts about, someone whose true beauty was internal rather than external, became a full-blown possibility as we watched Jean Arthur.

Film critic and author Leonard Maltin told his audience on Entertainment Tonight, "You deserve to discover Jean Arthur." Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ...


In January 2007, Turner Classic Movies aired a 17-film tribute to Jean Arthur calling her "the quintessential comedic leading lady." Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...


Filmography

  • Cameo Kirby (1923)
  • The Temple of Venus (1923)
  • Somebody Lied (1923) (short subject)
  • Spring Fever (1923) (short subject)
  • The Powerful Eye (1924) (short subject)
  • Wine of Youth (1924)
  • Biff Bang Buddy (1924)
  • Fast and Fearless (1924)
  • Bringin' Home the Bacon (1924)
  • Thundering Romance (1924)
  • Travelin' Fast (1924)
  • Seven Chances (1925)
  • The Drug Store Cowboy (1925)
  • The Fighting Smile (1925)
  • Tearin' Loose (1925)
  • A Man of Nerve (1925)
  • The Hurricane Horseman (1925)
  • Thundering Through (1925)
  • Under Fire (1926)
  • The Roaring Rider (1926)
  • Born to Battle (1926)
  • The Fighting Cheat (1926)
  • Eight-Cylinder Bull (1926) (short subject)
  • The Mad Racer (1926) (short subject)
  • Ridin' Rivals (1926) (short subject)
  • Double Daring (1926)
  • Lightning Bill (1926)
  • Twisted Triggers (1926)
  • The Cowboy Cops (1926)
  • The College Boob (1926)
  • The Block Signal (1926)
  • Winners of the Wilderness (1927)
  • Husband Hunters (1927)
  • Hello Lafayette (1927) (short subject)
  • The Broken Gate (1927)
  • Horse Shoes (1927)
  • Bigger and Better Blondes (1927) (short subject)
  • The Poor Nut (1927)
  • The Masked Menace (1927)
  • Flying Luck (1927)
  • Wallflowers (1928)
  • Easy Come, Easy Go (1928)
  • Warming Up (1928)
  • Brotherly Love (1928)
  • Sins of the Fathers (1928)
  • The Canary Murder Case (1929)

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References

  1. ^ Harvey 1987, p. 351.
  2. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/celeb/arthur.htm
  3. ^ Capra 1971, p. 184.
  4. ^ Oller 1997, p. 84.
  5. ^ Capra 1971, p. 184-185.
  6. ^ TCM Movie Database
  • Capra, Frank. Frank Capra, The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1971. ISBN 0-30680-771-8.
  • Harvey, James. Romantic Comedy in Hollywood: From Lubitsch to Sturges. New York: Knopf, 1987. ISBN 0-39450-339-2.
  • Oller, John. Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew. New York: Limelight Editions, 1997. ISBN 0-87910-278-0.

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NAME Arthur, Jean
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Greene, Gladys Georgianna
SHORT DESCRIPTION actress
DATE OF BIRTH October 17, 1900
PLACE OF BIRTH Plattsburgh, New York
DATE OF DEATH June 19, 1991
PLACE OF DEATH Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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Arthur’s early films must have been difficult for the highly intelligent, well-read, sophisticated woman Oller portrays; they were mostly horse operas and slapstick comedies, along with walk-ons in bigger pictures.
But Arthur’s striking personality shone through by the early 1930s, and she gave memorable performances in a series of films that are remembered today as much for her presence as anything else.
Arthur’s disgust with the machinery of stardom led her inexorably to the stage; more respectable, perhaps, but equally or even more problematic for an actress of her skittish sensibilities.
Jean Arthur Relationships plus Jean Arthur and You (702 words)
Jean wants to be adored and worshipped like the royalty she feels she is, and it is difficult for anyone to resist the warmth and attention Arthur lavishes on those she cares about.
Jean Arthur tends to be a loner and is inclined to suppress her feelings.
Jean Arthur seems to have an unusual power of attraction to other people and frequently may associate with others whether they are good for her or not.
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