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Do You Know... Jean Arthur?

Do you know…
that Jean Arthur (born Gladys Georgianna Greene on 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?

  • Jean ArthurJean Arthur remains arguably the epitome of the female screwball comedy actress. 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).

  • 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.

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