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Jean Arthur

Film Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress | * 10/17/1900 († 90, 06/19/1991) | Plattsburgh, New York (United States of America (USA))
Jean Arthur (born Gladys Georgianna Greene; October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American Broadway and film actress whose career began in silent films in the 1920s and lasted until the early 1950s. 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 non-comedic, playing the hom... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Jean Arthur

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Jean Arthur as Actress(96)

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 Most Precious Thing in Life
as Joan Hayes1934 The Defense Rests
as Joan Hoyt1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
as Margaret Rendleby1933 Get That Venus
as Beatrice Stevens1931 The Lawyer's Secret
as Sylvia Martine1931 The Gang Buster
as Ethel Simmons1931 Ex-Bad Boy
as Barbara Olwell1931 Virtuous Husband
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 Half Way to Heaven
as Ruth Hutt1929 Stairs of Sand
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 Mary Spengler1928 Sins of the Fathers
as Sandra1928 Wallflowers
as Miss Baker1927 Horse Shoes
as Lettie Crane1927 Husband Hunters
as The Girl1927 Flying Luck
as Ruth Hale1927 The Broken Gate
as Faith1927 The Masked Menace
as Margie Blake1927 The Poor Nut
as Mary Watkins1926 The Roaring Rider
as Marie Wells1926 Double Daring
as Angela Boothby1926 The College Boob
as Grace Ryan1926 The Block Signal
as Margaret Cranston1926 Under Fire
as Eunice Morgan1926 Born to Battle
as Ruth Wells1926 The Fighting Cheat
as Ruth Burroghs1926 Ridin' Rivals
as Marie Denton1926 Lightning Bill
as Ruth Regan1926 Twisted Triggers
as Miss Smith the Country Club Receptionist (uncredited)1925 Seven Chances
as June Mathews1925 The Hurricane Horseman
as Sally Harris1925 Tearin' Loose
as Loria Gatlin1925 A Man of Nerve
as Ruth Burroughs1925 Thundering Through
as Rose Craddock1925 The Fighting Smile
as Mary Brown1924 Fast and Fearless
as Bonnie Norton1924 Biff Bang Buddy
as Nancy Norton1924 Bringin' Home the Bacon
as Reporter1924 The Iron Horse
as Mary Watkins1924 Thundering Romance
as Flapper1924 Wine of Youth
as Betty Conway1924 Travelin' Fast
as Dud's Sweetheart1924 The Powerful Eye
as Ann Playdell1923 Cameo Kirby

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


Born: Wednesday, 10/17 1900 (October) in Plattsburgh, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 06/19 1991 (June) in Carmel-by-the-Sea (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
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:
Richard Thorpe (9x, Crew)
Bess Flowers (8x, Actress)
George Stevens (8x, Crew)
Frank Capra (7x, Crew)
Frank O'Connor (6x, Actor)
Joseph Walker (6x, Crew)
Irving Bacon (6x, Actor)
Bert Moorhouse (6x, Actor)
Frank Ross (6x, Crew)
William Powell (5x, Actor)
Frank McLure (5x, Actor)
Sid Haig (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8299, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 12/01/2021