James Stewart

American actor (1908–1997)

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer. 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] Stewart became so familiar to the American public that he was most usually referred to by them as "Jimmy" Stewart.[2]

James Stewart
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
Other namesJimmy Stewart
  • Actor
  • military officer
Years active1932–1991
Political partyRepublican
SpouseGloria 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]

Stewart was an outspoken conservative Republican.


  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. Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2020-12-29.

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