Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Jean Arthur Biography (1905?-1991)
Born Gladys Georgianna Greene, October 17, 1905 (some sources say 1908), in New York, NY; died of heart failure, June 19, 1991, in Carmel, CA; daughter ofHubert Sidney (a photographer) and Johanna Augusta (Neilson) Greene; marriedJulian Anker, 1928 (marriage annulled, 1928); married Frank J. Ross, Jr. (afilm producer), June 11, 1932 (divorced, 1949).
- Birth Details
- October 17, 1905?
- New York, New York, United States
- Death Details
- June 19, 1991
- Carmel, California, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- (Film debut) The Temple of Venus, Fox Film Corporation, 1923.
- Mary Spengler, Sins of the Fathers, Paramount, 1923.
- Ruth Wells, The Fighting Cheat, Paramount, 1924.
- Loria Gatlin, A Man of Nerve, FBO, 1925.
Seven Chances, Metro Goldwyn, 1925.
- Rose Craddock, The Fighting Smile, Independent Pictures, 1925.
Under Fire, Davis, 1926.
- Letty Crane, Husband Hunters, Tiffany, 1927.
- Mary Post, Warming Up, Paramount, 1928.
- Alice LaFosse, The Canary Murder Case, Paramount, 1929.
- Lia Eltham, The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu, Paramount, 1929.
- Ada Greene, The Greene Murder Case, Paramount, 1929.
- Greta Nelson, Half Way to Heaven, Paramount, 1929.
- Janie, The Saturday Night Kid, Paramount, 1929.
- Ruth Hutt, Stairs of Sand, Paramount, 1929.
- Mary Ryan, Danger Lights, RKO Radio Pictures, 1930.
- Lila Eltham, The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (also known as The NewAdventures of Dr. Fu Manchu), Paramount, 1930.
- Mildred Wayland, The Silver Horde, RKO Radio Pictures, 1930.
- Judith Marsden, Street of Chance, Paramount, 1930.
- Mary Gordon, Young Eagles, Paramount, 1930.
Paramount on Parade, Paramount, 1930.
- Ethel Simmons, Ex-Bad Boy, Universal, 1931.
- Sylvia Martine, The Gang Buster, Paramount, 1931.
- Beatrice Stevens, The Lawyer's Secret, Paramount, 1931.
- Barbara Olwell, Virtuous Husband (also known as What Wives Don't Want), Universal, 1931.
- Joan Hoyt, The Past of Mary Holmes, RKO Radio Pictures, 1933.
- Sandra Morrison, Whirlpool, Columbia, 1934.
- Joan Hayes, The Defense Rests, Columbia, 1934.
Most Precious Thing in Life, Columbia, 1934.
- Wilhelmina "Bill" Clark, The Whole Town's Talking, Columbia, 1935.
- Theresa O'Reilly, Public Hero Number One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.
- Jane Matthews and Emma, Diamond Jim, Universal, 1935.
The Public Menace, Columbia, 1935.
- Marge Oliver, Party Wire, Columbia, 1935.
- Joan Hawthorne, If You Could Only Cook, Columbia, 1936.
- Babe Bennett, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Columbia, 1936.
- Clarie Peyton, Adventure in Manhattan (also known as ManhattanMadness), Columbia, 1936.
- Paula Bradford, The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, RKO Radio Pictures, 1936.
- Carol Baldwin, More Than a Secretary, Columbia, 1936.
- Calamity Jane, The Plainsman, Paramount, 1937.
- Irene Vail, History Is Made at Night, United Artists, 1937.
- Mary Smith, Easy Living, Paramount, 1937.
- Alice Sycamore, You Can't Take It with You, Columbia, 1938.
- Bonnie Lee, Only Angels Have Wings, Columbia, 1939.
- Saunders, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Columbia, 1939.
- Vicky Lowndes, Too Many Husbands (also known as My Two Husbands), Columbia, 1940.
- Phoebe Titus, Arizona, Columbia, 1940.
- Mary Jones, The Devil and Miss Jones, RKO Radio Pictures, 1941.
- Nora Shelley, Talk of the Town, Columbia, 1942.
- Connie Milligan, The More the Merrier, Columbia, 1943.
- Mollie Truesdale, A Lady Takes a Chance, Frank Ross/RKO Radio Pictures, 1943.
- Janie Anderson, The Impatient Years, Columbia, 1944.
- Phoebe Frost, A Foreign Affair, Paramount, 1948.
- Marion Starrett, Shane, Paramount, 1953.
- Also appeared in Cameo Kirby, 1923; Biff Bang Buddy, 1924;Bringin' Home the Bacon, 1924; Fast and Fearless, 1924; Thundering Romance, 1924; Travelin' Fast, 1924; Drug Store Cowboy, 1925; Hurricane Horseman, 1925; Tearin' Loose, 1925; Thundering Through, 1925; The Block Signal, 1926; Born to Battle, 1926; The College Boob, 1926; The Cowboy Cop, 1926; Double Daring, 1926; Lighting Bill, 1926; Twisted Triggers, 1926; The Broken Gate, 1927; Flying Luck, 1927; The Poor Nut, 1927; Horseshoes, 1927; The Masked Menace, 1927; Brotherly Love, 1928; Easy Come Easy Go, 1928; Sins of the Father,1928; Wallflowers, 1928; Get That Venus, 1933; George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey, 1985; and The Making of a Legend: "Gone withthe Wind," 1989.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (New York debut) Ann, Foreign Affairs, Avon Theatre, 1932.
- Adele Vernin, The Man Who Reclaimed His Head, Broadhurst Theatre,New York City, 1932.
- Lucy, $25 an Hour, Masque Theatre, 1933.
- Elsa Karling, The Curtain Rises, Vanderbilt Theatre, 1933.
- Klari, The Bride of Torozko, Henry Miller's Theatre, 1934.
- Title role, Peter Pan, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- Title role, Saint Joan, National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1954.
- Title role, The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1967.
First Monday in October, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH, 1975.
- Also appeared in summer stock productions of Coquette, Let Us Be Gay, and The Road to Rome, all Red Bank, NJ, 1932. Toured as Kalonika,Lysistrata, 1932; and Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday, 1946.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- (Television debut) "Thursday's Child," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1965.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Patricia Marshall, The Jean Arthur Show, CBS, 1966.
Credits; Radio Appearances
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, ABC, 1937.
- Detroit Free Press, June 20, 1991, p. 4B.
- New York Times, May 14, 1972.