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Jean Arthur (I) (1900–1991)


This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna Greene in upstate New York, 20 miles south of the ... See full bio »

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(age 90) in Carmel, California, USA

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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 1966 The Jean Arthur Show (TV Series)
Patricia Marshall
- The Lady and the Gangster (1966) ... Patricia Marshall
- Along Came a Spider (1966) ... Patricia Marshall
- With This Hood I Thee Wed (1966) ... Patricia Marshall
- A Slight Case of Music (1966) ... Patricia Marshall
- Rocky, Take a Letter (1966) ... Patricia Marshall
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Julie Blane
- Thursday's Child (1965) ... Julie Blane
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Nora Shelley
 1938 Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Jean Arthur
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Irene Vail
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Carol Baldwin
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Claire Peyton
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Paula Bradford
 1935 If You Could Only Cook
Joan Hawthorne
 1935 The Public Menace
Cassie Nicholls
 1935 Diamond Jim
Jane Matthews / Emma
 1935 Public Hero #1
Theresa
 1934 The Defense Rests
Joan Hayes
 1934 The Most Precious Thing in Life
Ellen Holmes, aka Biddy, Babe
 1934 Whirlpool
Sandra Rankin Morrison
 1933 Get That Venus
Margaret Rendleby
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes
Joan Hoyt
 1931 Ex-Bad Boy
Ethel Simmons
 1931 The Lawyer's Secret
Beatrice Stevens
 1931 The Virtuous Husband
Barbara Olwell
 1931 The Gang Buster
Sylvia Martine
 1930 The Silver Horde
Mildred Wayland
 1930 Galas de la Paramount
Sweetheart - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 Danger Lights
Mary Ryan
 1930 The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
Lia Eltham
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Sweetheart (Dream Girl / In a Hospital)
 1930 Young Eagles
Mary Gordon
 1930 Street of Chance
Judith Marsden
 1929 Halfway to Heaven
Greta Nelson
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid
Janie Barry
 1929 The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
Lia Eltham
 1929 Stairs of Sand
Ruth Hutt
 1929 The Canary Murder Case
Alice LaFosse
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
Mary Spengler
 1928 Brotherly Love
Mary
 1928 Warming Up
Mary Post
 1928 Wallflowers
Sandra
 1927 Flying Luck
The Girl
 1927 The Masked Menace
Faith
 1927 The Poor Nut
Margie Blake
 1927 Bigger and Better Blondes (Short)
 1927 Horse Shoes
Miss Baker
 1927 The Broken Gate
Ruth Hale
 1927 Hello Lafayette (Short)
 1927 Husband Hunters
Lettie Crane
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1926 The Block Signal
Grace Ryan
 1926 The College Boob
Angela Boothby
 1926 The Cowboy Cop
Virginia Selby
 1926 Twisted Triggers
Ruth Regan
 1926 Lightning Bill
Marie Denton
 1926 Double Daring
Marie Wells
 1926 Ridin' Rivals (Short)
Ruth Burroghs (as Miss Jean Arthur)
 1926 The Mad Racer (Short)
 1926 Eight-Cylinder Bull (Short)
 1926 The Fighting Cheat
Ruth Wells
 1926 Born to Battle
Eunice Morgan
 1926 The Roaring Rider
Mary Watkins (as Miss Jean Arthur)
 1925 Thundering Through
Ruth Burroughs
 1925 The Hurricane Horseman
June Mathews
 1925 A Man of Nerve
Loria Gatlin
 1925 Tearin' Loose
Sally Harris
 1925 The Fighting Smile
Rose Craddock
 1925 The Drug Store Cowboy
Jean
 1925 Seven Chances
Miss Smith - Country Club Receptionist (uncredited)
 1924 Travelin' Fast
Betty Conway
 1924 Bringin' Home the Bacon
Nancy Norton
 1924 Biff Bang Buddy
Bonnie Norton
 1924 Fast and Fearless
Mary Brown
 1924 The Iron Horse
Reporter (uncredited)
 1924 Wine of Youth
Flapper (uncredited)
 1924 The Powerful Eye (Short)
Dud's Sweetheart
 1924 Case Dismissed (Short)
 1923/II Spring Fever (Short)
 1923 Somebody Lied (Short)
 1923 The Temple of Venus
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1923 Cameo Kirby
Ann Playdell
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Other Works:

Count Me In (1942). Musical revue. Music by Ann Ronell. Based on material by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady. Lyrics by Ann Ronell. Music orchestration by Russell Bennett. Special orchestral arrangements by Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Buck Warnick. Choreographed music by Will Irwin. Directed by Robert Ross. Ethel Barrymore ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Jean Arthur

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About her first marriage] There was nothing tragic about it - it was a case of willfulness. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in three Frank Capra movies: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). See more »

Trademark:

Always played willful, uncompromising women See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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