May 20, 1908
July 2, 1997
6 ft 3 in | 190.5 cm
83 kg | 183 lbs
James Maitland Stewart was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, on May 20, 1908, was an American actor.
Young James Stewart made his stage debut in a play "The Wolves" (1928), in role as Buquet.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Carry Nation" (1932) in role as Constable Gano, at the Biltmore Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in crime drama movie The Murder Man (1935) in role as Shorty.
He got his first starring role as Terry Martin in action film Speed (1936).
Stewart's breakthrough performance came as Tony Kirby in romantic comedy film You Can't Take It with You (1938).
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He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Macaulay "Mike" Connor in comedy film The Philadelphia Story (1940).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Actor for his role as Jefferson "Jeff" Smith in political comedy drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as George Bailey in fantasy comedy drama movie It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama for his role as Elwood P. Dowd in comedy drama film Harvey (1950).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Paul Biegler in courtroom drama crime movie Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for his role as Roger Hobbs in comedy film Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Glenn Miller in biographical movie The Glenn Miller Story (1954).
He was nominated for the CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program for his role as Teddy Dwyer in HBO drama film Right of Way (1983).
He won the San Sebastián International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Det. John "Scottie" Ferguson in noir psychological thriller movie Vertigo (1958).
He was nominated for the Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as Marshal Guthrie McCabe in Western movie Two Rode Together (1961).
He was nominated for the Laurel Award for Top Male Comedy Performance for his role as Frank Michaelson in comedy film Take Her, She's Mine (1963).
Rear Window (1954) mystery thriller as L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Western as Ransom Stoddard
Rope (1948) psychological crime thriller as Rupert Cadell
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) romantic comedy as Alfred Kralik
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) drama thriller as Dr. Benjamin "Ben" McKenna
Winchester '73 (1950) Western as Lin McAdam
The Shootist (1976) Western as Dr. E.W. Hostetler
Destry Rides Again (1939) Western as Thomas Jefferson Destry Jr.
The Man from Laramie (1955) Western as Will Lockhart
He played Prof. James K. Howard in NBC sitcom The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor – Drama for his role as Billy Jim Hawkins in CBS television series Hawkins (1973).
Graduated from Mercersburg Academy prep school in Pennsylvania (1928).
Graduated from Princeton University (1932), with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.
Had two younger sisters, Mary and Virginia.
Had Scottish and Scotch-Irish ancestry.
He was signed a contract with MGM in 1935.
He was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot.
He was made brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve in 1959.
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street in 1960.
He received the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985.
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1965.
He hosted the Academy Awards in 1946 and 1958.
He was a Life Member of the Sons of the Revolution in California.
Supported the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
He was good friends with Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper and John Wayne.
Stewart died on July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 89.
He was married to actress and model Gloria Hatrick McLean (1949-1994) they had twin daughters: Judy and Kelly also he adopted her two sons.
He dated Dorothy Lamour (1947-1948), Anita Colby (1945-1948), Ginger Rogers (1941), Lana Turner (1940-1941), Loretta Young (1939), Katharine Hepburn (1938-1939), Eleanor Powell (1936), Jean Harlow (1935-1936) and Margaret Sullavan (1932-1933).