Do You Know... Jean Arthur?
Do you know…
Arthur (born Gladys Georgianna
October 17, 1900 in Plattsburgh, New York - died June 19, 1991 at
age 90 in Carmel, California on June 19, 1991) was an American
actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s?
remains arguably the epitome of the female screwball comedy
actress. Arthur has been called "the quintessential comedic
Arthur is best known for her feature roles in
three Frank Capra films: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936),
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).
nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her
performance in The More the Merrier (1943).
Jean Arthur died
from heart failure at the age of 90.
Her ashes were scattered at
sea near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
- Her Westerns included: Winners of the
Wilderness, The Plainsman, Arizona,
A Lady Takes a Chance, Shane and 1 episode
in TV’s Gunsmoke.