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Jean Muir

  • Highest Rated: 91% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
  • Lowest Rated: 91% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
  • Birthday: Feb 13, 1911
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actress Jean Muir, born Jean Muir Fullarton, began her career on Broadway in 1930. Following her triumphant appearance in the 1933 play Saint Wench, she signed with Warner Bros. She made her feature-film debut in Son of a Sailor later that year. As more films followed, Muir established herself as an actress able to play her roles with a rare naturalness and sincerity. But despite her talent, she was relegated to providing the bright spot in mediocre second-string films; by the late '30s, Muir had returned to theater and only occasionally returned to Hollywood. She made her last feature-film appearance in The Constant Nymph (1943). In 1950, her career was nearly destroyed when she was accused of being a communist sympathizer in the Red Channels newsletter. As McCarthyism was in full swing, Muir was blacklisted and removed from the cast of the television show on which she was to star. The forcible banishment from acting took a terrible toll on her and Muir suffered from emotional problems and struggled with alcoholism through the decade. However, by the early '60s, Muir had recovered and was again working on Broadway and television. She was honored with a star on the Walk of Fame on February 9, 1960. In 1968, she retired from acting, moved to Columbia, MO, and became a drama teacher at Stephens College. Muir passed away at age 85 in Mesa, AZ, on July 23, 1996.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

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Office

Year

No Score Yet The Constant Nymph Kate Sanger 1943
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Joan Bradley 1940
No Score Yet And One Was Beautiful Helen Lattimer 1940
No Score Yet Once a Doctor Paula Nordland 1937
No Score Yet White Fang Sylvia Burgess 1936
No Score Yet Stars over Broadway Nora Wyman 1935
91% A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena 1935
No Score Yet Oil for the Lamps of China Alice Wellman 1935
No Score Yet Desirable Lois Johnson 1934
No Score Yet Doctor Monica Mary Hathaway 1934
No Score Yet As the Earth Turns Jen Shaw 1934
No Score Yet The World Changes Selma Peterson 1933

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