Stewart, James, 1908-1997
- Existence: 1908 - 1997
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:
Contains a contract, certificate, photograph, plaque, print, and videocassettes related to the film It's a Wonderful Life. A reference DVD is also included.
WNET transcripts for interviews with James and Gloria Stewart and a separate transcript on James' great performances for the documentary James Stewart: A Wonderful Life, 1986.