Happy Birthday Jean Arthur | 17 October, 1900 - 19 June, 1991

The underlying characteristic of her playing, no matter what the role, was that the world was a funny place, but not fun. Her comic genius was founded in a combination of fear, sadness and sweetness: her eyes flashed in indignation, flooded in dismay or blinked in disbelief; her lips quivered when confronted with injustice; but she could also assume a bold assurance of being believed no matter how blatantly she was lying.

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