JEAN ARTHUR

Birth name: Gladys Georgianna Greene

Hair Color: Blonde

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Height: 5' 3"

Nickname: None Found

Quote: "I guess I became an actress because I didn't want to be myself."

Jean Arthur (born Gladys Georgianna Greene; October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American actress and a film star of the 1930s and 1940s.

Arthur had 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". Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943). James Harvey wrote in his history of the romantic 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." She has been called "the quintessential comedic leading lady".

Her last film performance was the memorable, and distinctly non-comedic, homesteader's wife in George Stevens' Shane in 1953. To the public, Arthur was known as a reclusive woman. News magazine Life observed in a 1940 article: "Next to Garbo, Jean Arthur is Hollywood's reigning mystery woman." As well as recoiling from interviews, she avoided photographers and refused to become a part of any kind of publicity.

FILMOGRAPHY

1. Shane (1953) as Marian Starrett .

2. A Foreign Affair (1948) as Phoebe Frost .

3. The Impatient Years (1944) as Janie Anderson .

4. The More the Merrier (1943) as Connie Milligan .

5. A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Mollie J. Truesdale .

6. The Talk of the Town (1942) as Nora Shelley .

7. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) as Mary [Jones] .

8. Arizona (1940) as Phoebe Titus .

9. Too Many Husbands (1940) as Vicky [Cardew] Lowndes .

10. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) as Bonnie Lee .

11. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as [Clarissa] Saunders .

12. You Can't Take It with You (1938) as Alice Sycamore .

13. History Is Made at Night (1937) as Irene Vail .

14. Easy Living (1937) as Mary Smith .

15. The Plainsman (1937) as Calamity Jane .

16. More Than a Secretary (1936) as Carol Baldwin .

17. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as [Louise] Babe Bennett [also known as Mary Dawson] .

18. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as Paula Bradford .

19. Adventure in Manhattan (1936) as Claire Peyton .

20. The Public Menace (1935) as Cassie .

21. If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Joan Hawthorne .

22. Public Hero No. 1 (1935) as [Maria] Theresa [O'Reilly] .

23. Diamond Jim (1935) as Jane Mathews/[Emma Perry] .

24. The Whole Town's Talking (1935) as Miss [Wilhemina "Bill"] Clark .

25. Party Wire (1935) as Marge Oliver .

26. The Defense Rests (1934) as Joan Hayes .

27. Most Precious Thing in Life (1934) as Ellen [Holmes, also known as Biddy and Babe] .

28. Whirlpool (1934) as Sandra [Morrison] .

29. The Past of Mary Holmes (1933) as Joan Hoyt .

30. Get That Venus (1933) as Margaret Rendleby .

31. The Lawyer's Secret (1931) as Beatrice Stevens .

32. Ex-Bad Boy (1931) as Ethel Simmons .

33. The Virtuous Husband (1931) as Barbara Olwell .

34. The Gang Buster (1931) as Sylvia Martine .

35. The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930) as Lia Eltham .

36. Danger Lights (1930) as Mary Ryan .

37. Paramount on Parade (1930) as .

38. Young Eagles (1930) as Mary Gordon .

39. The Silver Horde (1930) as Mildred Wayland .

40. Galas de la Paramount (1930) as .

41. Street of Chance (1930) as Judith Marsden .

42. The Canary Murder Case (1929) as Alys La Fosse .

43. Half-way to Heaven (1929) as Greta Nelson .

44. The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929) as Lia Eltham .

45. Stairs of Sand (1929) as Ruth Hutt .

46. The Greene Murder Case (1929) as Ada Greene .

47. The Saturday Night Kid (1929) as Janie .

48. Wallflowers (1928) as Sandra .

49. Sins of the Fathers (1928) as Mary Spengler .

50. Brotherly Love (1928) as Mary .

51. Warming Up (1928) as Mary Post .

52. Masked Menace, The (1927)

53. The Broken Gate (1927) as Ruth Hale .

54. Horse Shoes (1927) as His daughter .

55. Flying Luck (1927) as The girl .

56. Husband Hunters (1927) as Letty Crane .

57. The Poor Nut (1927) as Margie .

58. Born To Battle (1926) as Eunice Morgan .

59. Double Daring (1926) as Marie Wells, the banker's daughter .

60. The College Boob (1926) as Angela Boothby .

61. The Block Signal (1926) as Grace Ryan .

62. Under Fire (1926) as .

63. The Cowboy Cop (1926) as Virginia Selby .

64. The Fighting Cheat (1926) as Ruth Wells .

65. Twisted Triggers (1926) as Ruth Regan .

66. Lightning Bill (1926) as Marie Denton .

67. Hurricane Horseman (1925) as June Mathews .

68. Seven Chances (1925) as .

69. A Man of Nerve (1925) as Loria Gatlin .

70. Drug Store Cowboy (1925) as Jean .

71. Tearin' Loose (1925) as Sally Harris .

72. The Fighting Smile (1925) as Rose Craddock .

73. Thundering Through (1925) as Ruth Burroughs .

74. Thundering Romance (1924) as Mary Watkins .

75. Bringin' Home the Bacon (1924) as Nancy Norton .

76. Biff Bang Buddy (1924) as Bonnie Norton .

77. Fast and Fearless (1924) as Mary Brown .

78. Travelin' Fast (1924) as Betty Conway .

79. Cameo Kirby (1923) as Ann Playdell .

For more about Jean Arthur please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Arthur

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