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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:

Collection on the James M. Stewart Museum, 1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains memorabilia, clippings, and a video interview on the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Dated 1995.
Dates: 1995

James Stewart files on Great Performances, 1986-1987

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 4 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains reviews, photographs, clippings, and a videocassette related to the television program Great Performances.
Dates: 1986-1987

James Stewart papers on Mercersburg Academy, 1927-1980

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, clippings from school publications, and a videocassette associated with Stewart's studies at Mercersburg Academy. Materials date from between 1927 and 1980.
Dates: 1927-1980

James Stewart papers on Princeton University, 1932-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, photographs, clippings, videocassettes, and other material associated with Stewart's studies at Princeton. Materials date from between 1932 and 1995.
Dates: 1932-1995

James Stewart papers on television, 1957-1987

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains television contracts, 16 mm films, film cans, reviews, articles, photographs, press clippings, correspondence, and other files related to programs with which Stewart was involved. Materials date from between 1957 and 1987.
Dates: 1957-1987

James Stewart papers on television shows, 1957-1987

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains 16 mm films, film cans, reviews, articles, photographs, press clippings, correspondence, contracts, and other files related to television programs with which Stewart was involved.
Dates: Other: 1957-1987

James Stewart publications, 1927-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 17
Scope and Contents Contains eighty-four magazines and newsletters, and twenty books inscribed to Stewart. Dated 1927 to 1994.
Dates: 1927-1994

James Stewart scrapbooks, approximately 1930s-1990s

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 16
Scope and Contents Contains scrapbooks prepared by Stewart, his staff, and fans who sent them to Stewart and magazine and newspaper tearsheets. Dated circa 1930s to the 1990s.
Dates: approximately 1930s-1990s