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James Stewart - the likeable everyman
Super Star & Award Winner

James Stewart had many great movies, including REAR WINDOW and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. A hugely popular star, "Jimmy" was one of the most likable of Hollywood stars. Although a big star since the 1940s, James Stewart made many great films in the 1950s, frequently under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock.

Steward is frequently referred to as Jimmy Stewart.

Stewart's defining role was in VERTIGO, as a private eye obsessed with a beautiful woman, played by Kim Novak. Jimmy Stewart's other notable films include: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and REAR WINDOW.

James Stewart won his Best Actor Award for his 1940 performance in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.

Jimmy Stewart served with distinction in the Air Force in World War II, and generally lived up to his nice guy image in real life. He died in 1997.

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James Stewart 1940 Best Actor


THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (Romantic Comedy)

James Stewart received his Oscar for playing the young reporter who, while he covers the wedding of a socialite (Hepburn), he falls for her.





ABOUT JAMES STEWART (1908 - 1997)

American leading actor of over 50 years. James Stewart did his first acting in student productions at Princeton University.

During World War II James Stewart served on active duty in the Air Force. James Stewart flew combat missions on a B17 bomber. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Brigadier General.

James Stewart received 4 additional nominations for:

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (39)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (46)
HARVEY (50)
ANATOMY OF A MURDER (59)

In addition, Jimmy Stewart received the New York Film Critics Beast Actor award for ANATOMY OF A MURDER.

In 1984 James Stewart received an Honorary Award for 50 years of meaningful performances, for his high ideals, both on and off the screen, with the respect and affection of his colleagues.

James Stewart's other credits include:

MURDER MAN (1935)
ROSE-MARIE (1936)
NEXT TIME WE LOVE (1936)
WIFE VS. SECRETARY (1936)
SMALL TOWN GIRL (1936)
BORN TO DANCE (1936)
AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936)
SEVENTH HEAVEN (1937)
NAVY BLUE AND GOLD (1937)
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1939)
DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939)
THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (1940)
NO TIME FOR COMEDY (1940)
BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (1958)
ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941)
CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (1945)
ROPE (1948)
THE STRATTON STORY (1949)
WINCHESTER 73 (1950)
BROKEN ARROW (1950)
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952)
THUNDER BAY (1953)
THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954)
REAR WINDOW (1955)
STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND (1955)
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955)
THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (1957)
NIGHT PASSAGE (1957)
THE FBI STORY (1959)
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962)
MR. HOBBS TAKES A VACATION (1962)
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962)
CHEYENNE AUTUMN (1964)
DEAR BRIGITTE (1965)
SHENANDOAH (1965)
FIRCREEK (1965)
BANDOLERO (1968)
THE CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB (1970)
THE SHOOTIST (1976)
AIRPORT 77 (1977)
THE BIG SLEEP (1978)
THE MAGIC OF LASSIE (1978)

James Stewart's television credits include:

THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW (71 series)
RIGHT OF WAY
HAWKINS ON MURDER (83 series)
NORTH AND SOUTH 2