Sort of, but not really. The reason why I'm suggesting Babbitt as a possible starting point/source of inspiration for the MDPG archetype - but not necessarily an actual example of it - is because of the point of view. In the recent films, MPDG is a creation of the writers/directors. The phenomenon of her appearing and coaxing the (usually) at-first unwilling/unresponsive dullard male protagonist into a greater zest for life is part of the trope.
In Babbitt, it's the male protagonist who has the desire for a MDPG-ish type (or whatever early 1920s version of that might be). He genuinely wants one. He later tries to impute these characteristics to a woman he has an affair with. Despite her loosening him up socially/ethically/politically the female character is fleshed with the dimensions of an actual person, and therefore ultimately does not succeed in satisfying Babbitt's flights of fancy.