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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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 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Colbert
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Miles Colbert (credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Miles Colbert (credit only)
 1983 Right of Way (TV Movie)
Teddy Dwyer
 1980 Mr. Krueger's Christmas (TV Short)
Mr. Krueger
 1980 Afurika monogatari
Old Man
 1978 General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
Mark Twain
 1978 The Magic of Lassie
Clovis Mitchell
 1976 Sentimental Journey (Short)
 1972 Harvey (TV Movie)
Elwood P. Dowd
 1971-1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel
- A Bone of Much Contention (1972) ... Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel (as Jimmy Stewart)
- Old School Ties (1972) ... Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel (as Jimmy Stewart)
- Jim's Decision (1972) ... Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel (as Jimmy Stewart)
- Price Is Right (1972) ... Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel (as Jimmy Stewart)
- Song of the Jailbird (1972) ... Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel (as Jimmy Stewart)
 1959-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Jimmy Stewart
- Jack Goes to Concert (1960) ... Jimmy Stewart (uncredited)
- The Jimmy Stewart Show (1959) ... Jimmy Stewart (uncredited)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Slim Conway
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Slim Conway
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Azel Dorsey
- Cindy's Fella (1959) ... Azel Dorsey
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
- Cowboy Five Seven (1959) ... Narrator
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Cowboy Five Seven (1959) ... Narrator
 1955-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bart / Britt Ponset / Joe Newman
- The Trail to Christmas (1957) ... Bart
- The Town with a Past (1957) ... Britt Ponset
- The Windmill (1955) ... Joe Newman
 1954 Tomorrow's Drivers (Short)
The Story Teller
 1952 Carbine Williams
Marsh Williams
 1950 The Jackpot
William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
 1949 Malaya
John Royer
 1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop (Short documentary)
Introductory Narration
 1948 On Our Merry Way
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Martin Breitner
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Larry Hall
 1938 Vivacious Lady
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Jason Wilkins
 1937 The Last Gangster
Paul North
 1937 Seventh Heaven
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
'Rowdy' Dow
 1936 Speed
Terry Martin
 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
 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


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

[Stewart testifying before Congress about Hollywood colourizing It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] I tried to look at the colourized version, but I had to switch it off - it made me feel sick. See more »


Upon his death in July of 1997, a small group of fans and admirers placed a few items on his Hollywood star, not the least of which was a rather tall (although not six feet tall) plush rabbit wearing overalls. (It was reportedly stolen later in the night.). See more »


Often worked with Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock. See more »



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