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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart files on The Spirit of St. Louis, undated

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 33
Scope and Contents

Contains contracts, award, correspondence, photographs, and videocassette related to the film The Spirit of St. Louis.

Dates: undated

James Stewart papers on Mercersburg Academy, 1927-1980

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

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

John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2152

Publicist's records for Jimmy Stewart, covering the period 1981-1998. Includes correspondence of both Stewart and Strauss, newspaper and magazine articles, event programs, videocassettes, photographs, and a movie-poster jigsaw puzzle.

Dates: 1981-1998