Jean Arthur made her debut in the silent film Cameo Kirby in 1923. Due to their high, nasal voice, she was a popular supporting actress in the early talkies. In 1929 it was named by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers to one of 13 WAMPAS Baby Stars. In the election was about the actresses who had the most potential to become a real star.
Arthur's career was, however, about the middle of the decade, and she returned to Broadway. A contract with Columbia lured them back. Her first major success came in 1935 alongside Edward G. Robinson in John Ford's gangster farce The Whole Town's Talking. It was not until Frank Capra realized the actress's talent for light comedy.
Her two roles at the side of Gary Cooper in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and the hero of the prairie, they made the biggest star of the 1936 final Studios. Her fame grew through leading roles in Easy Living, History Is Made At Night, You Can not Take It With You and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The peak of her career, she met with the role in two comedies by George Stevens, The Talk Of The Town with Cary Grant and Ronald Colman in 1942, and The More the Merrier, 1944, her only Oscar nomination earned. In 1938, the actress a claimant to the role of Scarlett O'Hara was blown in the Wind. Prominent roles they refused to have included His Girl Friday and My Sister Eileen, went both to Rosalind Russell, as well as Golden Boy and Meet John Doe, which went to Barbara Stanwyck. The role in Born Yesterday she Broadwayerfolg gave up one days before the premiere.
The notoriously shy actress fought during the years at Columbia continuously with studio boss Harry Cohn and was mentally exhausted after the expiry of their contracts so that they withdrew from Hollywood for years. Billy Wilder won in 1948 for playing in the ruins of postwar Berlin film A Foreign affair back in which they serve as principled U.S. Congressman Frost Marlene Dietrich takes away the man. Her last screen appearance was at the express request of George Stevens in the Western classic Shane, who came to nearly 12-month post in 1953 in the rental. After her withdrawal, she taught drama at Vassar College. In the short-lived television comedy series, The Jean Arthur Show on CBS, she returned briefly to the 1966 back and even acting.
The actress was known for her obsession, turning in profile shots, only the left side of the face of the camera. Frank Capra and George Stevens has called on the set often difficult Jean Arthur as one of her favorite actresses. You moved to honor became a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6331 Hollywood Blvd.).