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James Stewart (I) (1908–1997)


James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Vertigo
Vertigo John 'Scottie' Ferguson
(1958)
Rear Window
Rear Window L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
(1954)
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey
(1946)
Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder Paul Biegler
(1959)

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 1980 Afurika monogatari
Old Man
 1978 The Magic of Lassie
Clovis Mitchell
 1952 Carbine Williams
Marsh Williams
 1950 The Jackpot
William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
 1949 Malaya
John Royer
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Slim
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Larry Hall
 1938 Vivacious Lady
Peter Morgan, Jr.
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Jason Wilkins
 1937 The Last Gangster
Paul North
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Chico
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
'Rowdy' Dow
 1936 Speed
Terry Martin
 1936 Small Town Girl
Elmer Clampett
 1936 Next Time We Love
Christopher Tyler
 1936 Rose-Marie
John Flower
 1935 The Murder Man
'Shorty'
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/9/49) Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Director's Playhouse" production of "Call Northside 777". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

General James Stewart | Jimmy Stewart | Lieutenant James Stewart | Mr. James Stewart

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[asked how he wanted to be remembered] As someone who believed in hard work and love of country, love of family and love of community. See more »

Trivia:

Hosted the Academy Awards in 1946 (alongside Bob Hope), 1958 (alongside David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Bob Hope and "Donald Duck"). See more »

Trademark:

Often played honest, average middle class individuals who are unwittingly drawn into some kind of crisis. See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Taurus

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