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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 11 Collections and/or Records:

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 files on It's a Wonderful Life, 1946

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 16
Scope and Contents Contains a contract, certificate, photograph, plaque, print, and videocassettes related to the film It's a Wonderful Life. A reference DVD is also included.
Dates: 1946

James Stewart files on Rear Window, undated

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 30
Scope and Contents Contains a photocopy of a publicity photograph, a film print, and a videocassette related to the film Rear Window.
Dates: undated

James Stewart files on The Glenn Miller Story, 1953

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains a script, award, brochure, poster, a film print, and a VHS recording related to the film The Glenn Miller Story. A reference DVD is also included.
Dates: 1953

James Stewart files on The Philadelphia Story, 1940-1991

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 28
Scope and Contents Contains a certificate, award, photographs, videocassette, and film print from The Philadelphia Story.
Dates: 1940-1991

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

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
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 Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, 1986-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, publicity materials, awards, videotapes, and other material related to the Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon.
Dates: 1986-1995

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

Millenial Entertainment, Inc. videocassettes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6065
Scope and Contents Collection includes two videocassettes, a master and access copy, of "Jimmy Stewart: Hollywood's Hometown Hero". The documentary was prepared by Millenial Entertainment, Inc. and Archive Films using footage from the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Archive.
Dates: approximately 1976