James Stewart

American actor (1908-1997)

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was one of the most famous American movie and stage actors of all times. In his career, he starred in many movies considered classics and was nominated for five Oscars, winning one in competition and one life achievement.[1] He also had an important military career, and made it to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force. Stewart became so familiar to the American public that he was most usually referred to by them as "Jimmy" Stewart.[2]

James Stewart
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Studio publicity photograph, 1948
James Maitland Stewart

(1908-05-20)May 20, 1908
DiedJuly 2, 1997(1997-07-02) (aged 89)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of deathPulmonary thrombosis
Other namesJimmy Stewart
  • Actor
  • pilot
Years active19351991
Spouse(s)Gloria Hatrick (1949 – 1994)
AwardsAcademy Awards
  • Best Actor
1940 The Philadelphia Story
  • Academy Honorary Award
1985 Lifetime Achievement

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best TV Actor - Drama
1974 Hawkins
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award
1965 Lifetime Achievement

SAG Awards

1968 Lifetime Achievement

NYFCC Award for Best Actor

1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1959 Anatomy of a Murder

He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.[3]


  1. "Great Western Performers".
  2. "AFI's 100 YEARS...100 STARS". Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  3. "Historically Speaking: From Actor to Major General and Back". October 2017.

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