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Jean Arthur

What do you know about Jean Arthur?
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Jean Arthur1) Arthur was born Gladys Georgianna Greene in Plattsburgh, New York.
What day was she born?

  1. October 17, 1899

  2. October 17, 1900

  3. October 17, 1901

2) An omen of many of her later film roles, she worked as a stenographer on Bond Street in lower Manhattan during World War I.

  • True or False?

3) Discovered by Fox Film Studios while she was doing commercial modeling in New York City in the early 1920s, Arthur debuted in the silent film Cameo Kirby (1923).
Who directed the film?

  1. Ben Cohen

  2. John Ford

  3. Martin Savage

4) Arthur's first marriage, to photographer Julian Anker in 1928, was annulled after one day.

  • True or False?

5) In 1935, who starred opposite in the gangster farce The Whole Town's Talking?

  1. Henry Fonda

  2. Edward G. Robinson

  3. John Wayne

6) The turning point in Jean Arthur's career came when she was chosen by director Frank Capra to star in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.
Who was her co-star?

  1. Gary Cooper

  2. James Stewart

  3. Morgan Maples

7) Who did Jean Arthur play in Cecil B. DeMille's The Plainsman (1936)?

  1. Babe Bennett

  2. Calamity Jane

  3. Annie Oakley

8) The story is set in the pioneer days of Tucson, Arizona in 1860 in the Western film Arizona (1940). William Holden co-stars with Jean Arthur.
How many years is Arthur over Holden?

  1. 8

  2. 18

  3. 28

9) She married a movie producer in 1932.  They divorced in 1949.  Arthur did not have any children.
Who was the producer?

  1. William Friendly

  2. John F. Martin

  3. Frank Ross, Jr.

10) She was an homesteader's wife in the classic Western Shane (1953), which turned out to be the biggest box-office hit of her career.
Who did she play?

  1. Nancy Howells

  2. Marian Starrett

  3. Liz Torrey

11) Jean Arthur died on June 19, 1991 at the age of 90 in Carmel, California.
What was the cause of death?

  1. Auto accident

  2. Cancer

  3. Heart failure

12) Where is Jean Arthur buried?

  1. Cremated, ashes buried at the Episcopal Church of Heavenly, New York City, New York

  2. Cremated, ashes scattered at sea near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

  3. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California


Jean Arthur
[Answers]

1) B.  2) True  3) B.  4) True  5) B.  6) A.  7) B.  8) B.  9) C.  10) B.  11) C  12) B.

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