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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, Scots-Irish, 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 & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 1980 Afurika monogatari
Old Man
 1978 The Magic of Lassie
Clovis Mitchell
 1976 Sentimental Journey (Short)
 1971 Fools' Parade
Mattie Appleyard
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
John O'Hanlan
 1968 Firecreek
Johnny Cobb
 1966 The Rare Breed
Burnett
 1965 Shenandoah
Charlie
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Professor Robert Leaf
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Frank Michaelson
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Roger Hobbs
 1961 Two Rode Together
Marshal Guthrie McCabe
 1960 The Mountain Road
Maj. Baldwin
 1959 The FBI Story
John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty
 1958 Bell Book and Candle
Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson
 1957 Night Passage
Grant McLaine
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Will Lockhart
 1955 Strategic Air Command
Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland
 1954 The Far Country
Jeff Webster
 1954 Tomorrow's Drivers (Short)
The Story Teller
 1953 Thunder Bay
Steve
 1952 Carbine Williams
Marsh Williams
 1952 Bend of the River
Glyn McLyntock
 1950 The Jackpot
William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
 1949 Malaya
John Royer
 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (Short documentary)
Introductory Narration
 1941 Come Live with Me
Bill Smith
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Martin Breitner
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Guy Johnson
 1939 Made for Each Other
John Horace Mason
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Bill Pettigrew
 1938 Vivacious Lady
Peter
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Jason Wilkins
 1937 The Last Gangster
Paul North
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Chico
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
'Rowdy' Dow
 1936 Small Town Girl
Elmer Clampett
 1936 Important News (Short)
Cornelius Stevens (uncredited)
 1936 Next Time We Love
Christopher Tyler
 1936 Rose-Marie
John Flower
 1935 The Murder Man
'Shorty'
 1934 Art Trouble (Short)
Jack Burton (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1/17/49) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "You Gotta Stay Happy". 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:

Jimmy Stewart | Lieutenant James Stewart

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's much easier, for example, to play a heroin addict and you're withdrawing - you tear the ceiling off - that's much easier than it is to come in and say, "Hello" or "I love you". When you judge it in that way, the heavy isn't as difficult. See more »

Trivia:

Stewart had two grandsons, John and David Merritt. See more »

Trademark:

Dark brown hair and blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Taurus

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