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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart financial correspondence, 1969-1997

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents note

Contains financial documents, including tax data, records of contributions, and donations. Dated 1969 to 1997.

Dates: 1969-1997

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 on motion pictures, 1940-1996

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains various correspondence, contracts, scripts, certificates, photographs, 16 mm films, and reference DVDs of various motion pictures that James Stewart acted in. Dated 1940 to 1996.

Dates: 1940-1996

James Stewart phonograph record appearances, 1964-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains contracts, records of royalties, phonograph transcription disks, and record sets of radio broadcasts with which Stewart participated. Dated 1964 to 1988. 13 digital audio tape transfers of radio show appearances added in 2016.

Dates: 1964-1988

James Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157

This collection contains personal, historical, biographical, career and legal files of James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart, actor, including video and audio tapes.

Dates: 1906-1997