James Stewart

Biography

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and his everyman persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood, Stewart cultivated a versatile career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Shenandoah, Rear Window, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He is the most represented leading actor on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) and AFI's 10 Top 10 lists. He is also the most represented leading actor on the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list presented by Entertainment Weekly. As of 2007, ten of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry.

Stewart left his mark on a wide range of film genres, including westerns, suspense thrillers, family films, biographies and screwball comedies. He worked for a number of renowned directors later in his career, most notably Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, George Cukor, and Anthony Mann. He won many of the industry's highest honors and earned Lifetime Achievement awards from every major film organization. He died at age 89, leaving behind a legacy of classic performances, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood". He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and his everyman persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood, Stewart cultivated a versatile career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Shenandoah, Rear Window, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He is the most represented leading actor on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) and AFI's 10 Top 10 lists. He is also the most represented leading actor on the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list presented by Entertainment Weekly. As of 2007, ten of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry.

Stewart left his mark on a wide range of film genres, including westerns, suspense thrillers, family films, biographies and screwball comedies. He worked for a number of renowned directors later in his career, most notably Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, George Cukor, and Anthony Mann. He won many of the industry's highest honors and earned Lifetime Achievement awards from every major film organization. He died at age 89, leaving behind a legacy of classic performances, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood". He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 118

Birthday 1908-05-20

Day of Death 1997-07-02

Place of Birth Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 John Ford & Monument Valley as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Himself - Archive footage
2006 H2O: Just Add Water(1 episode)
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2003 Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films as Narrator (archive footage)
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1993 La Classe Américaine as Jacques (Archive Footage)
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West as Wylie Burp (voice)
1987 James Stewart: A Wonderful Life as Himself
1983 All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra
1983 Right of Way
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1980 A Tale of Africa
1980 Mr. Krueger's Christmas as Mr. Krueger
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 The Magic of Lassie as Clovis Mitchell
1978 The Big Sleep as General Sternwood
1977 Airport '77 as Philip Stevens
1976 The Shootist as Dr. E.W. Hostetler
1976 Sentimental Journey
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast(1 episode)
1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast(57 episodes) as Himself
1974 That's Entertainment! as Himself - Co-Host
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(2 episodes)
1973 Hawkins(8 episodes) as Billy Jim Hawkins
1972 Harvey as Elwood P. Dowd
1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show(24 episodes) as Prof. James K. Howard
1971 Fools' Parade as Mattie Appleyard
1971 The American West of John Ford as Himself
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club as John O'Hanlan
1968 Bandolero! as Mace Bishop
1968 Firecreek as Johnny Cobb
1966 The Rare Breed as Sam Burnett
1965 The Flight of the Phoenix as Capt. Frank Towns
1965 The Dean Martin Show(3 episodes)
1965 Shenandoah as Charlie Anderson
1965 Dear Brigitte as Professor Robert Leaf
1964 Cheyenne Autumn as Wyatt Earp
1963 Take Her, She's Mine as Frank Michaelson
1962 How the West Was Won as Linus Rawlings
1962 Flashing Spikes as Slim Conway
1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation as Roger Hobbs
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Ransom Stoddard
1961 X-15 as Himself / Narrator (voice)
1961 Alcoa Premiere(1 episode)
1961 Two Rode Together as Marshal Guthrie McCabe
1960 My Three Sons(1 episode)
1960 The Mountain Road as Maj. Baldwin
1959 Startime(33 episodes) as Azel Dorsey
1959 The FBI Story as John Michael ('Chip') Hardesty
1959 Anatomy of a Murder as Paul Biegler
1958 Bell, Book and Candle as Shep Henderson
1958 Lux Playhouse(19 episodes)
1958 Vertigo as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson
1957 The Spirit of St. Louis as Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh
1957 Night Passage as Grant McLaine
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much as Dr. Ben McKenna
1955 The Man from Laramie as Will Lockhart
1955 Strategic Air Command as Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland
1954 Rear Window as L. B. Jefferies
1954 The Far Country as Jeff Webster
1954 The Glenn Miller Story as Glenn Miller
1954 Tomorrow's Drivers as the story teller
1953 Thunder Bay as Steve Martin
1953 The Naked Spur as Howard Kemp
1953 General Electric Theater(3 episodes)
1952 Carbine Williams as Marsh Williams
1952 Bend of the River as Glyn McLyntock
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth as Buttons
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1951 No Highway in the Sky as Theodore Honey
1950 The Jackpot as William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
1950 Harvey as Elwood P. Dowd
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(1 episode)
1950 Broken Arrow as Tom Jeffords
1950 Winchester '73 as Lin McAdam
1949 Malaya as John Royer
1949 The Stratton Story as Monty Stratton
1948 You Gotta Stay Happy as Marvin Payne
1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop as Narrator
1948 Rope as Rupert Cadell
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(3 episodes)
1948 On Our Merry Way as Slim
1948 Call Northside 777 as P.J. 'Jim' McNeal
1947 Magic Town as Rip Smith
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as George Bailey
1942 Winning Your Wings as Himself (as Lieutenant James Stewart)
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 Ziegfeld Girl as Gilbert Young
1941 Pot o' Gold as James Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell
1941 Come Live with Me as Bill Smith
1940 The Philadelphia Story as Macaulay Connor
1940 No Time for Comedy as Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook
1940 The Mortal Storm as Martin Breitner
1940 The Shop Around the Corner as Alfred Kralik
1939 Destry Rides Again as Tom Destry Jr.
1939 It's a Wonderful World as Guy Johnson
1939 Hollywood Hobbies as Himself
1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 as Mort Hodges
1939 Made for Each Other as John Horace 'Johnny' Mason
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Jefferson Smith
1938 Vivacious Lady as Prof. Peter Morgan Jr.
1938 You Can't Take It With You as Tony Kirby
1938 The Shopworn Angel as Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew
1938 Of Human Hearts as Jason Wilkins
1937 Navy Blue and Gold as John Cross
1937 The Last Gangster as Paul North Sr.
1937 Seventh Heaven as Chico
1936 After the Thin Man as David Graham
1936 Born to Dance as Ted Barker
1936 The Gorgeous Hussy as 'Rowdy' Dow
1936 Speed as Terry Martin
1936 Small Town Girl as Elmer Clampett
1936 Wife vs. Secretary as Dave
1936 Rose Marie as John Flower
1936 Next Time We Love as Christopher Tyler
1935 The Murder Man as Shorty
1929 The Academy Awards(10 episodes)

Directing

1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode) … Director
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode) … Director

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