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Stewart, James, 1908-1997



  • 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.

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 3 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart audio recordings, 1983 May 21

 Series — Carton: 92
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains audio recordings related to Stewart, including biographical/historical materials on Stewart and productions with which Stewart was involved. Dated May 21, 1983.

Dates: 1983 May 21

James Stewart files on The Six Shooter, 1953-1954

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 5 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains a contract, correspondence, transcription disks, and audiotapes from the radio program The Six Shooter.

Dates: 1953-1954

James Stewart papers on radio, 1939-1954

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains scripts, phonograph transcription disks, reference audiotapes, and ten 1/2-inch open reel audio tapes from radio programs with which Stewart participated. Dated 1939 to 1954.

Dates: 1939-1954