Appeared (as "Adele Verin") in "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Jean Bart
. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman
. Broadhurst Theatre: 8 Sep 1932-Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/28 performances). Cast: Rita Agostini, Richard Barrows, William Boren, Richard Bowler
(as "French Soldier"), Lionel Braham (as "...
3 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
9 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Miss Jean Arthur
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Did You Know?
I wanted to become a really accomplished actress, but I didn't know how to act, and had no chance to learn. In those days the studios didn't have coaches or drama schools and it was almost impossible to get on the sets to watch the older players. I finally decided there was only one thing to do: go back to New York and try to get into some plays there.
Quit movies at the height of her career in 1944, following an Oscar nomination and while still Columbia Pictures' top female box-office attraction. She appeared in only two more films, for Oscar-winning directors Billy Wilder
(Een avontuur in Berlijn
(1948)) and George Stevens
(1953)). According to John Oller's biography "Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew" (1997), Arthur was a shy ...
She was often cast as independent "career women" when many actress were restricted to playing housewives, damsel in distress or femme fatales