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Stewart, James, 1908-1997

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1908-1997

Biographical History

James Stewart (1908-1997) was an American actor.

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908–July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing 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, a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Citation

Eyles, A. James Stewart, 1984: CIP t.p. (James Stewart [in title]) pub. info. (Jimmy Stewart)

LC data base, 6/4/84 (hdg.: Stewart, James, 1908-)

NUCMC data from Univ. of Virginia Lib. for Angell, R. Papers, 1896-1981 (Stewart, James Maitland, 1908-)

Motion Picture Almanac, 1988: p. 247 (Stewart, James; actor)

Washington Post, July 3, 1997: p. A1 (Jimmy Stewart; d. July 2, 1997, Los Angeles)

IMDb, Sept. 16, 2010 (b. May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pa.; d. July, 1997 in Los Angeles, Calif.; actor)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Michael J. Bandler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2210
Overview 13 looseleaf notebooks and 2 reels of microfilm containing research for a James Stewart biography.
Dates: approximately 1970

Clarinda Herald Journal press negatives related to The Glenn Miller Story

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8860
Overview Collection of 24 black and white 4x5" press negatives created for the Clarinda Herald Journal and relating to the premiere showing of The Glenn Miller Story. Contact prints created from the negatives by the digital lab are available for patron use.
Dates: 1954

College of Fine Arts and Communications photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5649
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of dance classes, people looking through a telescope, and James Stewart's visit to BYU. Also contains a short video on DVD of people looking through the telescope and a compact disc with photographs of BYU broadcasting.
Dates: approximately 1933-1985

His Wonderful Life: A Tribute to James Stewart

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8583

Millenial Entertainment, Inc. videocassettes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6065
Scope and Contents Collection includes two videocassettes, a master and access copy, of "Jimmy Stewart: Hollywood's Hometown Hero". The documentary was prepared by Millenial Entertainment, Inc. and Archive Films using footage from the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Archive.
Dates: approximately 1976

James Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157
Overview This collection contains personal, historical, biographical, career and legal files of James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart, actor, including video and audio tapes.
Dates: 1906-1997

John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2152
Abstract Publicist's records for Jimmy Stewart, covering the period 1981-1998. Includes correspondence of both Stewart and Strauss, newspaper and magazine articles, event programs, videocassettes, photographs, and a movie-poster jigsaw puzzle.
Dates: 1981-1998

WNET transcripts for James Stewart : A Wonderful Life

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6835
Abstract WNET transcripts for interviews with James and Gloria Stewart and a separate transcript on James' great performances for the documentary James Stewart: A Wonderful Life, 1986.
Dates: 1986