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James Stewart

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Studio publicity photo for Call Northside 777 (1948)

Source: Wikipedia

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart[N 1] (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 American middle class man with everyday life struggles.

Fact file

  • Born: James Maitland Stewart May 20, 1908 Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Died: July 2, 1997 (aged 89) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Blood clot in the lung
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn, Glendale, California
  • Other names: Jimmy Stewart
  • Education: Mercersburg Academy
  • Alma mater: Princeton University (1932)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1932–1991
  • Home town: Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Spouse(s): Gloria Hatrick McLean (1949–94) her death
  • Children: four (including 2 adopted stepchildren)
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor & Lifetime Achievement Award (among others)
  • Allegiance: United States of America
  • Service/branch: United States Army Air Forces United States Air Force Reserve
  • Years of service: 1941–1968
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: 445th Bombardment Group 453rd Bombardment Group Eighth Air Force Strategic Air Command
  • Commands held: 703rd Bombardment Squadron Dobbins Air Force Base
  • Battles/wars: World War II Vietnam War
  • Awards: Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Flying Cross (2) Air Medal (4) Army Commendation Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal Presidential Medal of Freedom French Croix de Guerre with Palm

Read more about James Stewart at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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