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Jean Arthur

Film Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress | * 10/17/1900 († 90, 06/19/1991) | Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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's ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Jean Arthur

Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Jean Arthur as Actress(59)

as Marian Starrett1953 Shane
as Congresswoman Phoebe Frost1948 A Foreign Affair
as Janie Anderson1944 The Impatient Years
as Constance Milligan1943 The More the Merrier
as Molly J. Truesdale1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
as Miss Nora Shelley1942 The Talk of the Town
as Mary Jones1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
as Phoebe Titus1940 Arizona
as Vicky Lowndes1940 Too Many Husbands
as Clarissa Saunders1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
as Bonnie Lee1939 Only Angels Have Wings
as Alice Sycamore1938 You Can't Take It with You
as Mary Smith1937 Easy Living
as Irene Vail1937 History Is Made at Night
as Claire Peyton1936 Adventure In Manhattan
as Babe Bennett1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
as Paula Bradford1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
as Calamity Jane1936 The Plainsman
as Carol Baldwin1936 More Than a Secretary
as Wilhelmina 'Bill' Clark1935 The Whole Town's Talking
as Maria Theresa 'Terry' O'Reilly1935 Public Hero Number 1
as Joan Hawthorne1935 If You Could Only Cook
as Jane Matthews / Emma1935 Diamond Jim
as Cassie Nicholls1935 The Public Menace
as Marge Oliver1935 Party Wire
as Sandra Rankin Morrison1934 Whirlpool
as Ellen Holmes, aka Biddy, Babe1934 The Most Precious Thing In Life
as Joan Hayes1934 The Defense Rests
as Joan Hoyt1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
as Beatrice Stevens1931 The Lawyer's Secret
as Sylvia Martine1931 The Gang Buster
as Ethel Simmons1931 Ex-Bad Boy
as Mildred Wayland1930 The Silver Horde
as Dream Girl1930 Paramount on Parade
as Mary Ryan1930 Danger Lights
as Mary Gordon1930 Young Eagles
as Lia Eltham1930 The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
as Judith Marsden1930 Street of Chance
as Greta Nelson1929 Halfway to Heaven
as Janie Barry1929 The Saturday Night Kid
as Alice LaFosse1929 The Canary Murder Case
as Ada Greene1929 The Greene Murder Case
as Mary1928 Brotherly Love
as Mary Post1928 Warming Up
as Miss Baker1927 Horse Shoes
as The Girl1927 Flying Luck
as Margie Blake1927 The Poor Nut
as Grace Ryan1926 The Block Signal
as Miss Smith the Country Club Receptionist (uncredited)1925 Seven Chances
as Reporter1924 The Iron Horse
as Flapper1924 Wine of Youth
as Ann Playdell1923 Cameo Kirby

TV Shows/Series with Jean Arthur as Actress(2)


Full Name: Jean Gladys Greene
Born: 10/17 1900 (October) in Plattsburgh
Died: Wednesday, 06/19 1991 (June) in Carmel-by-the-Sea (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Vassar College
Employer: Vassar College
Other names for Jean Arthur (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Gladys Georgianna Greene"
Jean Arthur frequently works together with these people:
Bess Flowers (7x, Actress)
Frank Capra (6x, Crew)
Irving Bacon (6x, Actor)
Gary Cooper (5x, Actor)
Edgar Buchanan (5x, Actor)
William Powell (5x, Actor)
James Millican (5x, Actor)
Monty Banks (5x, Crew)
Frank McLure (5x, Actor)
Frank Ross (5x, Crew)
Sam Peckinpah (3x, Crew)
John Meston (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8299, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/10/2019