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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart awards, tributes, festivals, and appearances, 1962-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, negatives, scripts, programs, awards, VHS videotapes, plaques, citations, proclamations, cards, calendars, scrapbooks, brochures of festivals, poems, and other records received or associated with Stewart. Dated 1962 to 1993.
Dates: 1962-1993

James Stewart papers on Boy Scouts of America, 1980 May 21

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains a plate, award, and film print related to Stewart's involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. A reference DVD is also included.
Dates: 1980 May 21

James Stewart papers on civic involvement, 1968-1995

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains awards, correspondence, photographs, publicity material, award plates, and VHS videotapes associated with Stewart's participation in various non-profit organizations. Dated 1968 to 1995.
Dates: 1968-1995

James Stewart speeches, 1956-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains speeches given by Stewart at various events and awards programs. Dated 1956 to 1990.
Dates: 1956-1990