Peter Pan (1950). (Revival). Written by J.M. Barrie
. Music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein
. Music arranged by Trude Rittman
. Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay. Music and Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang
. Lighting Design by Ralph Alswang. Costume Design by Motley. Flying Supervisor: Peter Foy
3 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Article |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Miss Jean Arthur
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Did You Know?
[While she was a model] Someone in the studio noticed me sitting in the background. They asked me whether I would pose for girls' hats, and with some diffidence I consented. My first posing was terribly self-conscious. The photographer liked my type, and employed me steadily that summer. I got $5 an hour and sometimes had five or six sittings in a day.
Director George Stevens
famously called her "one of the greatest comediennes the screen has ever seen" while Frank Capra
credited her as "my favorite actress".
She was often cast as independent "career women" when many actress were restricted to playing housewives, damsel in distress or femme fatales