Indus Arthur

Indus Arthur

Indus Arthur (April 28, 1941 "-" December 29, 1984) was an actress in motion pictures and television in the 1960s.


She was from Los Angeles County. She had blue eyes, blonde hair, and "a humorous quirk to her lips." Both Arthur and her grandmother were named for the Indus River in Tibet. Her grandmother once visited the river and Arthur possessed a desire to do so. Her father was a still cameraman for a number of Hollywood studios. He opposed Arthur and her two sisters becoming involved in films.


Arthur signed as the leading lady for the mystery play, "Uncle Marston", in April 1963. The production was staged at the Stage Society Theater in Los Angeles, California. A reviewer referred to her acting prowess in the role of an agitated Derbyshire heiress, commenting "Arthur is a lovely, polished performer." Previously she had appeared in theater in London, England and at the Dublin Playhouse in Dublin, Ireland.


"The Slender Thread" (1965) showcases two fine acting talents in Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft. As "Marian", Arthur playsan employee of a crisis clinic which counsels potential suicidevictims.

She was assigned a role in "Alvarez Kelly" (1966). The western isset during the era of the American Civil War. It features a Mexican cattleman played by William Holden and a military colonel depicted by Richard Widmark.

Arthur's other movies are "Angel's Flight" (1965), "M* A* S* H" (1970), and "The Christian Licorice Store" (1971).


Arthur was a prolific actress on television. Among her many appearances are episodes of the "Kraft Suspense Theater" (1964-1965), "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (1965), "Ben Casey" (1965), "Perry Mason" (1965-1966), "T.H.E. Cat" (1966), "The Virginian" (1966), "The Wild Wild West" (1966), "Dragnet" (1967), and "General Hospital" (1963, 1970-1973).

Personal life

Arthur became a proponent of good skin care, in part because of her difficulty with overactive oil glands. She shared diet tips with others, suggesting people avoid foods with iodine, like salt and
shellfish. She advised steaming the face to keep the pores entirely clean. Arthur used an electronic steamer for instant steamwith no risk of burning herself.

Near the end of her life Arthur entertained as a singer and harpist in clubs like the Scripture Gardens Coffee House in Venice, California.

Indus Arthur died in Los Angeles County in 1984 of skin cancer. She was 43.


*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Indus Arthur Signed for Mystery Drama |date=April 26, 1963 |page=C12
*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Uncle Marston Suspenseful |date=May 10, 1963 |page=D10
*cite news| publisher="Pasadena Independent Star-News" |title=Indus Arthur Overcomes Movie Family Background |date=January 31, 1965 |page=65
*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Movie Call Sheet
date=November 25, 1965 |page=C30

*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Thread Deals In Suicide |date=December 16, 1965 |page=D25
*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Wild West Guest
date=February 4, 1966 |page=C19

*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Indus Arthur To Guest |date=June 29, 1966 |page=D19
*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Indus All Steamed Up About Good Skin Care |date=August 28, 1967 |page=D24
*cite news| publisher="Los Angeles Times" |title=Clubs |date=December 9, 1984 |page=S88

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