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.