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Arthur, Jean

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1991 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

1900 – This American actress was born on the 17th day of October this year in Plattsburgh, New York, USA.


1923 – Her screen debut in a bit part in John Ford’s Cameo Kirby, she spent several years playing unremarkable roles as ingénue or leading lady in comedy shorts and cheapie westerns.


1935 – Her career bloomed with her appearance in Ford’s The Whole Town’s Talking, in which she played opposite Edward G. Robinson.


1936 – It was the turning point in her career when she was offered by Frank Capra to star with Gary Cooper in the classic comedy “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.”


1943 – She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination, but the award went to Jennifer Jones in the Song of Bernadette.


1953 – She starred with Alan Ladd and Van Heflin in Stevens’ western Shane this year.


1966 – She starred as a witty and sophisticated lawyer, Patricia Marshall, a widow, in the TV series "The Jean Arthur Show.”


1991 – She died of heart attack on the 19th day of June this year in Carmel, California, USA.