Quit school to become a model which led to minor roles in the New York theater
Screen debut in short, "Somebody Lied"
Feature film debut in John Ford's "Cameo Kirby"
First leading film role in "Warming Up"
Dissatisfied with Hollywood career, returned to NY stage
Signed with Columbia Pictures and re-launched career
Achieved full-fledged star status with roles in "The Whole Town's Talking" (1935), "If You Could Only Cook" (1935), "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936), the latter her first of three films with director Frank Capra
Last film with Capra, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
First film with director George Stevens, "The Talk of the Town"
Last film for four years, "The Impatient Years"
Returned to films to play a starring role opposite Marlene Dietrich and John Lund in Billy Wilder's "A Foreign Affair"
Returned to Broadway in Leonard Bernstein's "Peter Pan"
Again returned to films to star in her last, George Stevens' western "Shane", opposite Van Heflin and Alan Ladd
Starred as a lawyer on short-lived TV series, "The Jean Arthur Show"
Taught drama at Vassar and North Carolina School of the Arts from the late 1960s to 1973
Appeared as herself in the feature documentary, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey"