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James "Jimmy" Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the average American Middle Class man, with everyday life struggles.

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Filmography

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Selected James Stewart film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1986
North and South, Book II (1986) (TV Show)
Miles Colbert

1983
Right of Way (1983) (TV Movie)
Teddy Dwyer

1980
Afurika monogatari
Old Man

1980
Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980) (Short Film)
Mr. Krueger

1978
The Big Sleep (1978)
General Sternwood

1978
Clovis Mitchell

1978
Mark Twain

1977
Airport '77 (1977)
Philip Stevens

1976
The Shootist (1976)
Dr. Hostetler

1976
Sentimental Journey
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1973
Hawkins (1973) (TV Show)
Billy Jim Hawkins

1972
Harvey (1972) (TV Movie)
Elwood P. Dowd

1971
Fools' Parade (1971)
Mattie Appleyard

1971
The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971) (TV Show)
Prof. James K. Howard, Josiah Kessel

1970
John O'Hanlan

1968
Bandolero! (1968)
Mace Bishop

1968
Firecreek (1968)
Johnny Cobb

1966
Sam Burnett

1965
Dear Brigitte (1965)
Professor Robert Leaf

1965
Shenandoah (1965)
Charlie

1965
Frank Towns

1963
Frank Michaelson

1962
Linus Rawlings

1962
Roger Hobbs

1962
Ransom Stoddard

1961
Marshal Guthrie McCabe

1961
Alcoa Premiere (1961) (TV Show)
Slim Conway

1960
Maj. Baldwin

1959
Paul Biegler

1959
The FBI Story (1959)
John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty

1959
Startime (1959) (TV Show)
Azel Dorsey

1958
Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson

1958
Vertigo (1958)
John 'Scottie' Ferguson

1958
Lux Playhouse (1958) (TV Show)
Narrator

1957
Night Passage (1957)
Grant McLaine

1957
Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh

1956
Dr. Benjamin McKenna

1955
Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland

1955
Will Lockhart

1954
Rear Window (1954)
L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies

1954
Jeff Webster

1954
Tomorrow's Drivers (Short Film)
The Story Teller

1953
Glenn Miller

1953
Howard Kemp

1953
Thunder Bay (1953)
Steve Martin

1953
G.E. True Theater (1953) (TV Show)
Bart, Britt Ponset, Joe Newman

1952
Glyn McLyntock

1952
Marsh Williams

1952
'Buttons' A Clown

1951
Theodore Honey

1951
Schlitz Playhouse (1951) (TV Show)
Narrator

1950
Broken Arrow (1950)
Tom Jeffords

1950
Harvey (1950)
Elwood P. Dowd

1950
The Jackpot (1950)
William J. 'Bill' Lawrence

1950
Lin McAdam

1950
The Jack Benny Program (1950) (TV Show)
Jimmy Stewart

1949
Malaya (1949)
John Royer

1949
Monty Stratton

1948
P.J. McNeal

1948
Slim

1948
Rope (1948)
Rupert Cadell

1948
Marvin Payne

1948
10,000 Kids and a Cop (Short Film)
Introductory Narration

1947
Magic Town (1947)
Rip Smith

1941
Bill Smith

1941
Pot o' Gold (1941)
Jimmy Haskell

1941
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Gilbert Young

1940
Gaylord Esterbrook

1940
Martin Breitner

1940
Alfred Kralik

1939
Tom Destry Jr.

1939
Guy Johnson

1939
John Horace Mason

1939
Jefferson Smith

1939
Larry Hall

1938
Jason Wilkins

1938
Bill Pettigrew

1938
Peter

1938
Tony Kirby

1938
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12
James Stewart

1937
John Cross

1937
Chico

1937
Paul North

1936
David

1936
Born to Dance (1936)
Ted Barker

1936
Christopher Tyler

1936
Rose-Marie (1936)
John Flower

1936
Elmer Clampett

1936
Speed (1936)
Terry Martin

1936
'Rowdy' Dow

1936
Dave

1936
Important News (Short Film)
Cornelius Stevens

1935
'Shorty'

1934
Art Trouble (Short Film)
Jack Burton

Director Credits

1958
Lux Playhouse (1958) (TV Show)
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1953
G.E. True Theater (1953) (TV Show)
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1951
Schlitz Playhouse (1951) (TV Show)
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Soundtrack Credits

1978
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1974
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1958
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1957
Night Passage (1957)
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1941
Pot o' Gold (1941)
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1940
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1938
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1936
Born to Dance (1936)
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1936
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Quotes

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List of James Stewart quotes.

You hear so much about the old movie moguls and the impersonal factories where there is no freedom. MGM was a wonderful place where decisions were made on my behalf by my superiors. What's wrong with that?


I hate them! I absolutely hate them! Whether right or wrong, their country was at war and their country asked them to serve, and they refused and ran away. Cowards, that's what they were. - On teenagers who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War


Through the years Indiana has been something of tremendous importance in my life. It's true there is something special about the place where you were raised-your hometown. I have found through the years during the times when I've been here in Indiana that almost every direction I look, and so many faces I see, immediately cause a picture to be formed of an event, a happening in my life that I remember well. I think the main thing that has kept Indiana so close to my heart is the fact that Indiana has been, and still is, the headquarters of Mr. Alex Stewart and his family ... My father has been almost fanatical in his determination to keep our family together-and he has done it. Time and distance haven't seemed to have affected this headquarters in Indiana. I've settled down three thousand miles from Indiana. I've traveled to points in the world three times that distance. At times I've stayed away several years at a stretch, but I somehow have never felt that I was very far from here ... somehow I don't feel that I have ever been away. - His speech at a Boy Scout Testimonial Dinner celebrating his fiftieth birthday on 20 May 1958


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James Stewart photo series - photos grouped by photoshoot/event/etc.

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Recent news stories featuring James Stewart.

Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring James Stewart on the cover.
  • James Stewart - Empire Magazine Cover [United Kingdom] (19 November 2008)
  • James Stewart, Jessica Marais - Who Magazine Cover [Australia] (18 May 2012)
  • James Stewart - Hello! Magazine Cover [United Kingdom] (1 February 1992)
  • Rita Hayworth - Architectural Digest Magazine [United States] (21 April 1998)
  • James Stewart - Positif Magazine [France] (July 2003)
  • James Stewart - Film Comment Magazine [United States] (March 1990)

Pictorials

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List of James Stewart magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Clark Gable - Jeunesse Cinéma Magazine [France] (July 1965)
  • Charles Bronson - Cine Revue Magazine [Belgium] (30 May 1968)
  • James Stewart - Vox Magazine [Hungary] (July 1999)

Dating History

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List of James Stewart relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by James Stewart, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by James Stewart.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Imagine -
The Legend of Shenandoah -
Shine -
Easy To Love -
Day After Day -
The Meaning Of Goodbye -
Kanga and Baby Roo 2013 -
Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore 2013 -
She's So Misunderstood -
Gravity -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major James Stewart songs.


First NameJames
Middle NameMaitland
Last NameStewart
Full Name at BirthJames Maitland Stewart
Other Names`The Ordinary Hero`
Lieutenant James Stewart
Jimmy
Jimmy Stewart
Age89 (age at death)
Date of BirthMay 20, 1908
BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania
Date of DeathJuly 2, 1997
Location of DeathBeverly Hills, California
Cause of DeathPulmonary embolism
Height6' 3" (190 cm)
BuildSlim
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown - Dark
Distinctive FeaturesSoft-spoken, extremely polite and shy mannered.
Often played honest, average middle class individuals.
Roles in westerns.
After 1950 he often played tough, cynical and frequently ruthless characters.
Star SignTaurus
SexualityStraight
ReligionPresbyterian
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolMercerburg Academy
UniversityPrinceton University (1932)
OccupationActor, Director
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameMr. Smith Goes to Washington
Brand Endorsements(1970s) TV commercial: Firestone Tires
TV commercial (voiceover): Campbell's Soup
Official Websitenndb.com
thegoldenyears.org
FatherAlexander Maitland Stewart
MotherElizabeth Ruth "Bessie" Jackson Stewart
Sister(s)Mary Stewart
Virginia Stewart
FriendsHenry Fonda, John Wayne, Ward Bond, Ronald Reagan, Gary Cooper (Accepted his friend Gary Cooper's honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1961, because Cooper was dying of cancer), Richard Nixon, Dean Martin, Burgess Meredith, Frank Capra, June Allyson, Fred MacMurray, Irene Dunne, Charles Feldman, Jean Howard, Danny Kaye, Bette Davis, Ben Blue, Victor Fleming, Myron McCormick, Bob Hope, Nancy Davis, Lew Wasserman, Robert Stack, Esther Williams, Carol Burnett, Leland Hayward, Jack Benny, Rosalind Russell, David Chasen, Bill Brady Jr, Franchot Tone, David Niven, Andy Devine, Ann Coyle, Cecelia Drapper, Connie Cerrito, Bill Frye, Henry Nicklas (Barber), Major Andy Low, General Jimmy Doolittle, Robert Riskin, Andy Low, Robert Perry, Joshua Logan, Mary Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harold Lloyd, William Powell, Dolores Del Rio, Red Skelton, Phyllis Kennedy, Stewart Granger
PetsBello (Dog - Gloria's German Shepherd when Jimmy met her and they married)
Simba (Dog - Golden Retriever)
Beau (Dog - A Golden Retriever they got to be pals with Simba)
Bounce (Dog - Jimmy's boyhood first dog, followed him home from school and his father said he could keep him when no one claimed him)

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