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Appeared in "The Curtain Rises" on Broadway. Comedy.
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Miss Jean Arthur
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It's a strenuous job every day of your life to live up to the way you look on the screen.
Quit movies at the height of her career in 1944, following an Oscar nomination and while still Columbia Pictures' top female box-office attraction. She appeared in only two more films, for Oscar-winning directors Billy Wilder
(A Foreign Affair
(1948)) and George Stevens
(1953)). According to John Oller's biography "Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew" (1997), Arthur was a shy person who ...
She was often cast as independent "career women" when many actress were restricted to playing housewives, damsel in distress or femme fatales
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