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Jean Arthur

Wednesday, May 30th, 1990

On film, JEAN ARTHUR is impul­sive, but truthful ‑‑ true to the moment, while the moment lasts. She is chaste, but not prudish; she truly inhabits her small, athletic body, and she moves like a dancer with an easy natural volup­tuous­ness. Her soft, grav­elly voice is aston­ishly expres­sive. And some of her greatest lines aren’t words at all, but an aston­ishing reper­toire of whim­pers, sighs, sobs, giggles, and moans.

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