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  • BIRTH 16/10/1900
  • DEATH 19/06/1991
  • Country United States
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 20

Jean Arthur

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).

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Jean Arthur

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Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Julie Blane

Movies (20)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Clarissa Saunders
Only Angels Have Wings
Only Angels Have Wings
Bonnie Lee
A Foreign Affair
A Foreign Affair
Congresswoman Phoebe Frost
The Plainsman
The Plainsman
Calamity Jane
History Is Made at Night
History Is Made at Night
Irene Vail
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Babe Bennett
The Talk of the Town
The Talk of the Town
Miss Nora Shelley
You Can't Take It with You
You Can't Take It with You
Alice Sycamore
Shane
Shane
Marian Starrett
Cameo Kirby
Cameo Kirby
Ann Playdell
Seven Chances
Seven Chances
Miss Smith the Country Club Receptionist (uncredited)
The Devil and Miss Jones
The Devil and Miss Jones
Mary Jones
The Canary Murder Case
The Canary Murder Case
Alice LaFosse
The More the Merrier
The More the Merrier
Constance Milligan
Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love
Mary
The Iron Horse
The Iron Horse
Reporter
The Block Signal
The Block Signal
Grace Ryan
Too Many Husbands
Too Many Husbands
Vicky Lowndes
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Paula Bradford
Easy Living
Easy Living
Mary Smith