Skip to main content

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 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart genealogy, 1906-1969

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains Civil War pension records and recollections, correspondence on genealogies, memorials, will of Alexander M. Stewart, and other files relating to genealogy. Dated 1906 to 1969.
Dates: 1906-1969

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