Jean Arthur – A Pictorial


“I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself.” ~ Jean Arthur


Jean Arthur

“If people don’t like your work, all the still pictures in the world can’t help you and nothing written about you, even oceans of it, will make you popular.” ~ Jean Arthur


Jean Arthur

“I loved sinking my head into Cary Grant’s chest.” ~ Jean Arthur on co-starring with Cary Grant in ‘Only Angels Have Wings’ (1939)


Jean Arthur and Cary Grant in "Only Angels Have Wings" (1939)

“It’s a strenuous job every day of your life to live up to the way you look on the screen.” ~ Jean Arthur


Jean Arthur

“I hated the place (Hollywood), not the work, but the lack of privacy, those terrible prying fan magazine writers and all the surrounding exploitation.” ~ Jean Arthur


Jean Arthur and friend

“I am not an adult, that’s my explanation of myself. Except when I am working on a set, I have all the inhibitions and shyness of the bashful, backward child, unless I have something very much in common with a person, I am lost. I am swallowed up in my own silence.” ~ Jean Arthur


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  1. […] Jean Arthur with Cary Grant in “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939) […]

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