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Jean Arthur Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Children

Jean Arthur Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 48 kg
Date of Birth October 17, 1900
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death June 19, 1991

Jean Arthur was an American actor and stage artist whose career started in the early 1920s and lasted until the early 1950s. Her film credits include Cameo KirbyBringin’ Home the BaconThundering Romance, The Fighting CheatBorn to BattleUnder FireDouble DaringTwisted TriggersThe Cowboy CopThe College BoobThe Block SignalHusband HuntersThe Broken GateThe Masked MenaceThe Poor Nut, Warming Up, The Canary Murder Case, Sins of the FathersThe Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu, The Greene Murder Case, The Saturday Night Kid, Half Way to HeavenThe Return of Dr. Fu Manchu, The Past of Mary HolmesThe Most Precious Thing in LifeThe Devil and Miss Jones, If You Could Only CookMr. Deeds Goes to TownHistory Is Made at NightThe PlainsmanThe Talk of the Town, and You Can’t Take It with You.

Born Name

Gladys Georgianna Greene

Other Name

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur as seen while smiling in a publicity photo in the mid-1930s
Jean Arthur as seen while smiling in a publicity photo in the mid-1930s (Unknown Studio Photographer / RR Auction / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on October 17, 1900.

Died

On June 19, 1991, Jean Arthur died from heart failure at the age of 90 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, United States

Residence

She resided in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Jean Arthur attended school but dropped out of high school in her junior year because of a “change in family circumstances”.

Occupation

Actor, Stage Artist

Family

  • Father – Hubert Sidney Greene (Photographer, Worked at Lamson Studios in Portland)
  • Mother – Johanna Augusta Nelson
  • Siblings – Donald Hubert Greene (Older Brother), Robert Brazier Greene (Older Brother), Albert Sidney Greene (Older Brother) (Died in 1926 as a result of respiratory injuries suffered during a mustard gas attack during World War I)
  • Others – Sidney Thomas Greene (Paternal Grandfather), Mary E. Clark (Paternal Grandmother), Henry P. Nelson (Maternal Grandfather), Anne Jørgine Johannesdatter (Maternal Grandmother)

Build

Slim

Jean Arthur as seen with Eric Linden in a publicity picture for 'The Past of Mary Holmes' (1933)
Jean Arthur as seen with Eric Linden in a publicity picture for ‘The Past of Mary Holmes’ (1933) (Unknown (RKO Pictures) / acertaincinema.com / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

48 kg or 106 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Jean Arthur dated –

  1. Humphrey Bogart – She once had an affair with actor and producer Humphrey Bogart.
  2. Mary Martin
  3. Kerry Johnson (1921) – Jean Arthur was romantically involved with Kerry Johnson in the year 1921.
  4. Julian Anker (1928)​ – She got married to photographer Julian Anker in 1928 but the marriage was annulled after a day.
  5. John Wayne (1929-1931) – In June 1929, she began dating actor John Wayne and they went out for more than 2 years before calling it quits in October 1931. They also worked together in the 1943 romantic comedy film A Lady Takes a Chance.
  6. David O. Selznick (1930) – Jean Arthur dated film producer, screenwriter, and film studio executive David O. Selznick in 1930.
  7. Frank Ross, Jr. (1932-1949) – In 1932, Jean married film producer, writer, and actor Frank Ross, Jr. but the couple later divorced in 1949.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Jean Arthur was of English and Norwegian descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Distinctive voice (sometimes high-pitched, sometimes husky)
  • Unconventional looks
From Left to Right - Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, and Leone Lane as seen in a promotional photo for 'The Saturday Night Kid' (1929)
From Left to Right – Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, and Leone Lane as seen in a promotional photo for ‘The Saturday Night Kid’ (1929) (Paramount Pictures / eBay / Public Domain)

Jean Arthur Favorite Things

  • Leading Men – Gary Cooper, Joel McCrea
  • One Of Her Personal Favorite Roles – Playing Calamity Jane in The Plainsman (1936)

SourceIMDb, Wikipedia

Jean Arthur Facts

  1. From 1968 to 1973, she taught drama at Vassar College.
  2. She was an avid reader and admired works by Erich Fromm, Henrik Ibsen, J.M. Barrie, and George Bernard Shaw.
  3. Jean Arthur has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6333 Hollywood Blvd.
  4. She was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in 2014.
  5. She was a Democrat and supported John F. Kennedy‘s presidential campaign in 1960.
  6. Following Jean Arthur’s demise, no funeral service was held and she was cremated, with her remains being scattered off the coast of Point Lobos, California.

Featured Image by Unknown Studio Photographer / RR Auction / Public Domain

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