Jean Arthur

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Age: 113
Birthplace: Plattsburgh, New York, USA

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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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Movie Character Year
Okosft368wleognbox8yzwdnjm Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Babe Bennett 1936
3lyxzpokaz1i0rsjii3tassxkhr The Plainsman Calamity Jane 1936
Yoboraaljbcgogxinexydisks6c History Is Made at Night Irene Vail 1937
6m0cymeuu5bwvikibdijsqgup41 Easy Living Mary Smith 1937
W5em1owbyoxbsbi4j7fdekdnc44 Only Angels Have Wings Bonnie Lee 1939
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Fhbdivgac8m72gfk3yyjerfrcgj Too Many Husbands 1940
6jxah3lvxq5frli9lbvzuc7eoib The Devil and Miss Jones Mary Jones 1941
Vhnorrxgvb9nddcdlbaj7mqqyre The Talk of the Town Miss Nora Shelley 1942
Dtt4m0kndilfctb2ipqjtlp1wca A Foreign Affair Congresswoman Phoebe Frost 1948
6j72s74sq9ptz0ewomfzruvzcc8 Shane Marian Starrett 1953