- Jean Arthur was an American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s
|When was Jean Arthur born?||17 October 1905|
|When did Jean Arthur die? / Died||19 June 1991|
|How many years did Jean Arthur live? / Lived||85 years|
Jean Arthur facts
- Arthur had 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"
- Arthur was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1944 for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943)
- James Harvey wrote in his recounting of the era, "No one was more closely identified with the screwball comedy than Jean Arthur
- So much was she part of it, so much was her star personality defined by it, that the screwball style itself seems almost unimaginable without her
- " She has been called "the quintessential comedic leading lady"
- Her last film performance was the memorable, and distinctly non-comedic, homesteader's wife in George Stevens' Shane in 1953
- To the public, Arthur was known as a reclusive woman
- News magazine Life observed in a 1940 article: "Next to Garbo, Jean Arthur is Hollywood's reigning mystery woman