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Miss Jean Arthur
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Did You Know?
[on her early acting days] My very "naturalness" was my undoing. I had to learn that to appear natural on the screen requires a vast amount of training, that is the test of an actor's art. It would be more spectacular if I could say that out of the hurt and humiliation of that failure was born a determination to success...
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 29-31. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
She was often cast as independent "career women" when many actress were restricted to playing housewives, damsel in distress or femme fatales