Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur

  • Birthday: 1900-10-16
  • Deathday: 1991-06-19
  • Place of birth: Plattsburgh, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Gladys Georgianna Greene

Biography

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.

Filmography

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1939

As Clarissa Saunders

Shane

1953

As Marian Starrett

Ex-Bad Boy

1931

As Ethel Simmons

The Talk of the Town

1942

As Nora Shelley

History Is Made at Night

1937

As Irene Vail

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

1936

As Babe Bennett

Public Hero Number 1

1935

As Maria Theresa 'Terry' O'Reilly

You Can't Take It with You

1938

As Alice Sycamore

Arizona

1940

As Phoebe Titus

The Devil and Miss Jones

1941

As Mary Jones

A Foreign Affair

1948

As Congresswoman Phoebe Frost

Only Angels Have Wings

1939

As Bonnie Lee

The Plainsman

1936

As Calamity Jane

A Lady Takes a Chance

1943

As Molly J. Truesdale

Easy Living

1937

As Mary Smith

The More the Merrier

1943

As Constance Milligan

The Iron Horse

1924

As Reporter

The Whole Town's Talking

1935

As Wilhelmina 'Bill' Clark

The Canary Murder Case

1929

As Alice LaFosse

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

1936

As Paula Bradford

The Greene Murder Case

1929

As Ada Greene

Adventure in Manhattan

1936

As Claire Peyton

Too Many Husbands

1940

As Vicky Lowndes

If You Could Only Cook

1935

As Joan Hawthorne

Party Wire

1935

As Marge Oliver

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu

1929

As Lia Eltham

The Saturday Night Kid

1929

As Janie Barry

The Silver Horde

1930

As Mildred Wayland

The Impatient Years

1944

As Janie Anderson

Danger Lights

1931

As Mary Ryan

The Public Menace

1935

As Cassie Nicholls

The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

1930

As Lia Eltham

The Lawyer's Secret

1931

As Beatrice Stevens

The Block Signal

1926

As Grace Ryan

More Than a Secretary

1936

As Carol Baldwin

Whirlpool

1934

As Sandra Rankin Morrison

The Defense Rests

1934

As Joan Hayes

Street of Chance

1930

As Judith Marsden

Flying Luck

1927

As The Girl

Cameo Kirby

1923

As Ann Playdell

Diamond Jim

1935

As Jane Matthews / Emma

Seven Chances

1925

As Miss Smith the Country Club Receptionist (uncredited)

Most Precious Thing in Life

1934

As Ellen Holmes, aka Biddy, Babe

Young Eagles

1930

As Mary Gordon

The Poor Nut

1927

As Margie Blake

Brotherly Love

1928

As Mary

Wine of Youth

1924

As Flapper

Half Way to Heaven

1929

As Greta Nelson

Winners Of The Wilderness

1927

As Bit Role (uncredited)

Paramount on Parade

1930

As Dream Girl

Warming Up

1928

As Mary Post

The Past of Mary Holmes

1933

As Joan Hoyt

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

1988

As Self (archive footage)

The Gang Buster

1931

As Sylvia Martine

Horse Shoes

1927

As Miss Baker

The Cowboy Cop

1926

As Virginia Selby

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

1985

As Self (archive footage)

Spring Fever

1923

As

Stairs of Sand

1929

As Ruth Hutt

The Powerful Eye

1924

As Dud's Sweetheart

Tearin' Loose

1925

As Sally Harris

Thundering Through

1925

As Ruth Burroughs

Born to Battle

1926

As Eunice Morgan

The Hurricane Horseman

1925

As June Mathews

The College Boob

1926

As Angela Boothby

The Broken Gate

1927

As Ruth Hale

Double Daring

1926

As Marie Wells

Lightning Bill

1926

As Marie Denton

Fast and Fearless

1924

As Mary Brown

Twisted Triggers

1926

As Ruth Regan

Biff Bang Buddy

1924

As Bonnie Norton

Under Fire

1926

As Margaret Cranston

The Masked Menace

1927

As Faith Newton

Bringin' Home the Bacon

1924

As Nancy Norton

Thundering Romance

1924

As Mary Watkins

The Roaring Rider

1926

As Mary Watkins

The Fighting Smile

1925

As Rose Craddock

Wallflowers

1928

As Sandra

The Fighting Cheat

1926

As Ruth Wells

Travelin' Fast

1924

As Betty Conway

A Man of Nerve

1925

As Loria Gatlin

Ridin' Rivals

1926

As Ruth Burroghs

Husband Hunters

1927

As Lettie Crane

Sins of the Fathers

1928

As Mary Spengler

Virtuous Husband

1931

As Barbara Olwell

Get That Venus

1933

As Margaret Rendleby

Yesterday and Today

1953

As (archive footage)

Galas de la Paramount

1930

As Self (from original version)

Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl

1999

As Self (from The Saturday Night Kid [1929]) (archive footage)

Going Hollywood: The '30s

1984

As (archive footage)

Hollywood: The Selznick Years

1961

As 'Gone with the Wind' screen test (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero

1998

As Self (archive footage)

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