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James Stewart (I) (1908–1997)


James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where his father owned a hardware store. He was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor. In 1929 he won a place at Princeton, where he studied ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

(2/13/50) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theatre" production of "The Sratton Story". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Stewart | Lieutenant James Stewart

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Grace Kelly] We all say she made as good a princess as she did a movie actress, even better. See more »

Trivia:

Fell out with Anthony Mann during the shooting of Night Passage (1957), resulting in Mann being replaced (by James Neilson). A year later Mann shot Man of the West (1958), regarded by many as his greatest western of all and totally suited to Stewart, but with Gary Cooper in the lead role. See more »

Trademark:

His tall, thin frame. See more »

Nickname:

The Ordinary Hero See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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