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Jean Arthur

Jean ArthurAKA Gladys Georgianna Greene

Born: 17-Oct-1900
Birthplace: Plattsburgh, NY
Died: 19-Jun-1991
Location of death: Carmel, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered off Point Lobos, CA)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Only Angels Have Wings

Director Frank Capra's favorite actress.


[1] Donald Spoto, Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich‎ (1992), "Charter member of America's creative lesbian community." Boze Hadleigh, Behind the Screen (2001), "Yes, Anna Q. Nilsson may have been a lesbian, and so might have Jean Arthur. Burt Lancaster may have had affairs with men, and Henry Wilcoxon may have routinely picked up male hitchhikers for sex. But beyond a few anecdotes, their stories offer little to illuminate what life was like for gay men and lesbians of Hollywood." Paul Rosner's roman clef, The Princess and the Goblin (1966), purportedly about Arthur's relationship with Mary Martin, is entirely invented.

Husband: Julian Ancker (m. 1928, annulled after a single day)
Husband: Frank Ross (m. 11-Jun-1932, div. 14-Mar-1949)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6331 Hollywood Blvd.

    TELEVISION
    The Jean Arthur Show Patricia Marshall (1966)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Shane (24-Apr-1953) · Marian Starrett
    A Foreign Affair (7-Jul-1948) · Phoebe Frost
    The Impatient Years (7-Sep-1944)
    A Lady Takes a Chance (19-Aug-1943)
    The More the Merrier (26-Mar-1943) · Connie Milligan
    The Talk of the Town (20-Aug-1942) · Nora Shelley
    The Devil and Miss Jones (15-May-1941) · Mary
    Arizona (25-Dec-1940) · Phoebe Titus
    Too Many Husbands (7-Mar-1940) · Vicky Lowndes
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (17-Oct-1939) · Saunders
    Only Angels Have Wings (12-May-1939) · Bonnie Lee
    You Can't Take It with You (23-Aug-1938) · Alice Sycamore
    Easy Living (7-Jul-1937)
    History Is Made at Night (5-Mar-1937) · Irene Vail
    The Plainsman (1-Jan-1937) · Calamity Jane
    More Than a Secretary (10-Dec-1936)
    Adventure in Manhattan (8-Oct-1936) · Claire Peyton
    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (13-May-1936) · Paula Bradford
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (12-Apr-1936) · Babe Bennett
    If You Could Only Cook (25-Dec-1935) · Joan Hawthorne
    Public Menace (24-Sep-1935) · Cassie
    Diamond Jim (2-Sep-1935)
    Public Hero #1 (16-May-1935) · Maria Theresa O'Reilly
    Party Wire (27-Apr-1935)
    The Whole Town's Talking (22-Feb-1935) · Miss Clark
    The Most Precious Thing in Life (5-Jun-1934)
    Whirlpool (10-Apr-1934) · Sandy
    The Silver Horde (25-Oct-1930) · Mildred Wayland
    Danger Lights (21-Aug-1930)
    The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (2-May-1930)
    Paramount on Parade (22-Apr-1930)
    The Saturday Night Kid (25-Oct-1929) · Janie
    The Greene Murder Case (11-Aug-1929)
    The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (10-Aug-1929)
    The Canary Murder Case (16-Feb-1929)


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