Jean Arthur

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Arthur in 1939

Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American actress. She was known for her roles in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take It With You (1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1944 for her role in The More the Merrier.

Arthur was born on October 17, 1900 in Plattsburgh, New York. She is of Norwegian-English descent. Arthur was raised in Westbrook, Maine.

She was married to Julian Anker from 1928 until they annulled their marriage in 1928. Then she was married to Frank Ross, Jr. from 1932 until they divorced in 1949. Arthur died on June 19, 1991 in Carmel, California from heart failure, aged 90.[1]

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