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Jimmy Stewart can be an exemplory case of a guitarist who is able to play credibly in virtually any design. Because he provides spent the majority of his profession being a studio room musician, he hasn’t recorded often more than enough in jazz configurations, but he’s greatly reputed. Stewart began playing piano before he moved into kindergarten and he turned to electric guitar when he was eight. He became a specialist by enough time he was 15, employed in Lake Tahoe. He researched at the faculty of San Mateo, the Chicago College of Music, and Berklee. Stewart is definitely students of your guitar and electric guitar styles, which partially makes up about his eclectic skills. In 1957, he proved helpful being a guitarist, banjoist, and vocalist for a company known as Fun Unlimited. In Hand Springs he previously a chance to play with Teddy Bunn and Earl Hines, and became the musical movie director for Ginny Simms. Within the armed service he performed at variety displays. After becoming discharged in 1960, Stewart came back to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA where he worked well within the studios, made an appearance in rings on tv, and was home guitarist in the Hungry I Golf club. For five years he performed shows using the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Civic Light Opera and sometimes caused the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Symphony Orchestra. Stewart’s most crucial jazz association was his period as an associate from the Gabor Szabo Quartet (1967-1969), where he made many recordings using the fellow guitarist (especially The Sorcerer). He adopted that up when you are the musical movie director for Lainie Kazan and Andy Williams. Stewart became more vigorous within the studios during this time period and was among the 1st studio room guitarists to have the ability to credibly play rock and roll. Jimmy Stewart offers written a many instructional books for guitarists, made up concertos and sonatas, created a normal column for GUITARIST Magazine, taught grasp classes, and remained busy within the studios with the ’90s. His personal infrequent albums like a leader have already been for Dream (1964), Catalyst (1977), Teceku (1981), and BlackHawk (1987).

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Full Name James Stewart
Died July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height 1.91 m
Profession Aircraft pilot, Voice Actor, Military Officer, Television Director
Education Princeton University, Mercersburg Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Gloria Hatrick McLean
Children Kelly Stewart-Harcourt, Judy Stewart-Merrill, Ronald Stewart, Michael Stewart
Parents Elizabeth Ruth Stewart, Alexander Stewart
Siblings Virginia Stewart, Mary Stewart
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Honorary Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Distinguished Flying Cross, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Air Medal, Croix de Guerre, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Silver Bear for Best Actor, Commendation Medal, Volpi Cup for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance
Music Songs Easy To Love, A Christmas Reading, The Legend of Shenandoah, You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad, When Johnny Toots His Horn, The Meaning Of Goodbye, Easy To Love - Born to Dance, A Man Like Me, Daydream Drone, Day After Day, She's So Misunderstood, Something We Lost, Hey Babe Hey, A Feeling I Used To Know, The Kind Of Love I Need, All You Have To Do Is Let Me Know, Imagine, Come With Me, Dont Blow Me Away, Sentimental Lady, No Disguise, Beautiful Lies, Say Goodbye, The Entrance, Shine, Lifetime, Hazy Daisy, Somewhere, the Stars Shine, Under The Pyramid, Black Night, 12, Dance of the Nymphs
Albums Season of the Butterfly, Things That Make Us, Extra Solar, A Man Like Me, The Little Engine That Could Also Four Wonderful (Winnie The Pooh Stories), Under the Pyramid, Sky Blue
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series
Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, Vertigo, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Harvey, The Philadelphia Story, Winchester '73, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Shop Around the Corner, Anatomy of a Murder, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Far Country, Destry Rides Again, You Can't Take It with You, The Naked Spur, Bend of the River, The Man from Laramie, The Glenn Miller Story, The Shootist, Broken Arrow, Shenandoah, The Rare Breed, Call Northside 777, How the West Was Won, Made for Each Other, Strategic Air Command, The Cheyenne Social Club, The Flight of the Phoenix, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, Firecreek, Two Rode Together, Bell, Book and Candle, The Spirit of St. Louis, The Greatest Show on Earth, Night Passage, The Mortal Storm, Cheyenne Autumn, Pot o' Gold, The Stratton Story, The Shopworn Angel, The FBI Story, The Murder Man, Seventh Heaven, Magic Town, No Highway in the Sky, Vivacious Lady, The Jackpot, Ziegfeld Girl, Wife vs. Secretary, Dear Brigitte
TV Shows North and South, Book II, Hawkins, The Jimmy Stewart Show, General Electric Theater, Startime, Lux Playhouse


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1 The citation for one of two Distinguished Service Cross's awarded to Lt. Col. Jimmy Stewart: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps) James M. "Jimmy" Stewart (ASN: 0-433210), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement, while serving as Air Commander of heavy bombardment formations on many missions to enemy occupied territory during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Stewart's skillful leadership and sound judgment in guiding his formations to heavily defended targets requiring deep penetrations have been major factors in the successful destructions of these vital enemy installations. The outstanding tactical ability displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Stewart reflects the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
2 He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: You Can't Take It With You (1938) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).
3 Release of the book, "James Stewart: A Biography" by 'Marc Eliot'.
4 Release of the book, "James Stewart: Bomber Pilot" by Starr Smith.
5 Was a Boy Scout.
6 Turned down the role of Grandpa in Honkytonk Man (1982).
7 At the 1972 Republican National Convention he introduced the honored guest speaker Pat Nixon; which is historically significant considering she was the first ever Republican first lady to give a live speech at any of the RNC's at that time.
8 Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman, two English actors each with very different styles and personas from Stewart, have both cited him as a major influence.
9 He became good friends with the actress Maureen O'Hara during the filming of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962).
10 Principal speaker at Veterans Rights ceremony - Arlington, VA, November 1956.
11 Burt Reynolds was neighbours of him, and a life-long devoted fan. In an interview for the TC Palm in 2010, Reynolds said how much he admired Stewart and that he was always gracious and kind towards him and others. "So modest, so wonderful", Reynolds said. "He was more than an actor. He was every man you wish you could be", Reynolds said.
12 Allegedly hated the nickname "Jimmy".
13 Some sources state that Stewart was considered to play James Bond in Dr. No (1962). However, it was in fact Stewart Granger, whose real name was James Stewart, who was considered - but ultimately rejected as being too old.
14 Gary Cooper considered Stewart to be his closest friend.
15 As of the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), Stewart is runner-up as the most represented leading actor, by 13 films, behind Robert De Niro. Included are the Stewart films Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Destry Rides Again (1939), The Mortal Storm (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1940), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Rope (1948), Winchester '73 (1950), The Naked Spur (1953), Rear Window (1954), The Man from Laramie (1955), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
16 Stewart had two grandsons, John and David Merritt.
17 His daughter Judy married the banker Steven Merritt in 1979, but they later divorced.
18 His daughter Kelly graduated from Stanford University, and she earned her Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
19 His daughter Kelly married the Cambridge University professor Alexander "Sandy" Harcourt in London in 1977.
20 His daughter Kelly and her husband teach at the University of California at Davis.
21 African-American actor 'Woody Strode (I)' (Stewart's co-star in Two Rode Together (1961) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)) praised Stewart as "one of the nicest men you'll ever meet anywhere in the world".
22 Along with Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford, Stewart has 8 films in the Imdb's Top 250 movie list.
23 Wearing his Army Air Forces uniform, he presented Gary Cooper with his Best Actor Oscar for Sergeant York (1941).
24 Following the release of Winchester '73 (1950), he appeared on the list of Top 10 Stars at the US box office for the first time, a position he retained until the end of the decade.
25 Made London stage debut in 1975 with "Harvey".
26 After Boris Yeltsin seized power in Russia in December 1991, Stewart was involved in arranging for It's a Wonderful Life (1946) to be screened on Russian television.
27 Joined the Army eight months before Pearl Harbor. Served overseas for 21 months, where, as a pilot with the 445th Bomb Group, 703rd squadron, he flew 20 combat missions.
28 In March 2008 a proposal was submitted to award Stewart the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his services to the nation.
29 He stopped playing the romantic lead when he was 50 because he felt embarrassed playing Kim Novak's lover in Vertigo (1958) and Bell Book and Candle (1958), since she was half his age.
30 Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
31 In 1999 the American Film Institute named him the third greatest male star of all time.
32 Stewart was 49 when portrayed a 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). Stewart had actively sought the role even though the producers thought that he was far too old. He did this simply because he admired Lindbergh so much.
33 He was a frequent guest at the White House throughout the 1980s, addressing the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday, January 20th, 1981.
34 Originally intended to make On Golden Pond (1981), but Jane Fonda bought the rights before he could.
35 Pictured on a 41¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Friday, August 17th, 2007.
36 His favorite movies were westerns, he said, "because they're told against the background of a very dramatic period in our history" and "give people a feeling of hope, an affirmative statement of living.".
37 He actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, after Goldwater had voted against the Civil Rights Act.
38 He wore the same hat in all of his westerns. John Ford complained on the set of Two Rode Together (1961): "Great, now I have actors with hat approval!".
39 Stewart wanted to make Night Passage (1957) because he believed it would give him a chance to show off his accordion playing. However, all of his playing in the film was re-recorded by a professional accordion player.
40 Stewart was sometimes amused when critics would always compare him with Henry Fonda, in particular his one marriage versus Fonda's five marriages. Stewart was dismayed that people forgot that he had been romantically linked with numerous actresses before finally marrying at the age of 41.
41 In association with politicians and celebrities that included President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, California Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, Stewart worked from 1987 to 1993 on projects that enhanced the public appreciation and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
42 He never had any cosmetic surgery, unlike his friends Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne.
43 Deliberately exaggerated his accent in films after he returned from World War II, because several directors told him he needed to create a persona in order to sell his films to the public, particularly with the rising popularity of television.
44 He considered himself to be miscast in Vertigo (1958) and Bell Book and Candle (1958), and was widely criticized for being too old to play both parts.
45 Stewart underwent surgery for skin cancer in 1983.
46 Stewart and Richard Widmark both wore toupees and had hearing problems. On the set of Two Rode Together (1961) director John Ford became frustrated with the two stars being unable to hear his instructions and exclaimed, "Fifty years in this goddamn business, and what do I end up doing? Directing two deaf hairpieces!"
47 Stewart agreed to play a cameo role in The Shootist (1976) only after John Wayne specifically requested him. His short time on the film proved to be trying. The bad acoustics of the huge, hollow sound stages worsened his hearing difficulties, and he stayed by himself most of the time. He and Wayne muffed their lines so often in the main scene between them that director Don Siegel accused them of not trying hard enough. Wayne's reply was a variation on an old line by John Ford, advising the director that "if you'd like the scene done better, you'd better get a couple of better actors." Later on, the star told friends that Stewart had known his lines, but hadn't been able to hear his cues, and that in turn had caused his own fumbling.
48 In 1980 he was hospitalized for five days with an irregular heartbeat. Three years later the condition resurfaced and doctors at St John's Hospital in Santa Monica installed a pacemaker.
49 He had a dislike of Hollywood war movies, explaining that they were hardly ever accurate. During his career he only starred in two war films - Strategic Air Command (1955) and The Mountain Road (1960).
50 During the 1980s he was one of the most prominent critics of the colorization of old movies, even testifying before a Congressional committee about what he called the "denaturing" of It's a Wonderful Life (1946). "If these color-happy folks are so concerned about the audience," he said, "let them put their millions of dollars into new films, or let them remake old stories if they see fit, but let our great film artists and films live in peace. I urge everyone in the creative community to join in our efforts to discourage this terrible process.".
51 His father, Alexander, died of stomach cancer on Thursday, December 28th, 1961, at the age of eighty-nine.
52 His mother, Bessie, died on Sunday, August 2nd, 1953, a week after suffering a severe heart attack at the age of seventy-eight.
53 Fell out with Anthony Mann during the shooting of Night Passage (1957), resulting in Mann being replaced (by James Neilson). A year later Mann shot Man of the West (1958), regarded by many as his greatest western of all and totally suited to Stewart, but with Gary Cooper in the lead role.
54 Campaigned for Richard Nixon in the 1968 and 1972 Presidential elections.
55 Stewart nearly declined to support his friend Ronald Reagan's campaign for the governorship of California in 1966, since Reagan had been a Democrat until 1962. In 1976 Stewart campaigned extensively in California for Reagan in the presidential primaries, especially visiting shopping malls and airports.
56 Stewart never recovered from his wife's death on Wednesday, February 16th, 1994, and he vowed to make no further public appearances after her funeral service. Thereafter, he spent most of his time in his bedroom, coming out only at the insistence of his housekeeper for his meals. Newspaper reports suggested that Stewart had Alzheimer's disease. Over the Christmas holiday season in 1995m he failed to negotiate a rise leading to a dining area and he fell, cracking his head on the bill of a wooden duck that his daughter Judy had given him some years previously. In December 1996, when he was due to have his battery changed in his pacemaker, he told his children that he would rather not have that done. He wanted to let things take their natural course. However, on Friday, January 31, 1997, Stewart tripped over a potted plant in his bedroom, and he cut open his forehead. He was taken to St John's Hospital, in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was given twelve stitches. A few weeks later, he was hospitalized for a blood clot and an irregular heartbeat. He had a blood clot in his right knee, and the swelling soon spread through his entire leg. At 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, James Stewart died of cardiac arrest at the age of eighty-nine.
57 Medals awarded: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf cluster, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Service Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the French Croix de Guerre with Palm,, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
58 According to the curator of the James Stewart Museum, he was exactly 6' 3" tall. His military physical would have indicated that he was 6' 3", since he was 138 lb., five pounds under the 143 required for his enlistment eligibility. The weight / height requirement for the U.S. Army Air Forces before October 1999 was a 143 pound minimum for a man of 6' 3" in height. By the late 1950s, he reported that his weight was up to 160 pounds.
59 Three of his films are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, two of which are in the top five. These are: The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) at #69, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) at #5, and It's a Wonderful Life (1946) at #1.
60 His performance as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is ranked #60 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
61 After making The Magic of Lassie (1978), Stewart went into semi-retirement from acting. During the next few years he suffered from many health problems including heart disease, skin cancer, deafness, and senility.
62 His jazz and blues piano-playing skills were showcased in Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
63 His performance as James "Scottie" Ferguson in Vertigo (1958) is ranked #30 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
64 His performance as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is ranked #8 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
65 Replaced Cary Grant as Rupert Cadell in Rope (1948). Ironically, Grant replaced him as Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959).
66 Of all the films that he had done It's a Wonderful Life (1946) was his favorite one.
67 Stewart very much wanted the role of Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959) and he was the original choice for it, but after the financial failure of Vertigo (1958), director Alfred Hitchcock blamed the film's box office woes on Stewart, claiming Stewart looked too old to still attract audiences and cast Cary Grant instead, even though Grant was actually four years older than Stewart. Previously one of the director's favorite collaborators, Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock never worked together again.
68 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award, by his friend President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1985.
69 Upon his death in July of 1997, a small group of fans and admirers placed a few items on his Hollywood star, not the least of which was a rather tall (although not six feet tall) plush rabbit wearing overalls. (It was reportedly stolen later in the night.).
70 While filming The Big Sleep (1978) in August 1977, Stewart appeared to be much older than his actual age of 69 at the time as the rich, wheelchair-bound General Sternwood. The fact is that he had a hearing impairment, and he was having memory problems, which caused him to keep flubbing his lines. It is believed that these health problems brought about his retirement from films shortly afterwards, although he was also concerned with the violence and explicit sexual content of modern films, and he saw no future for himself in the movie business.
71 Upon accepting his Honorary Oscar in 1985, he stated, "This was the greatest award I received, to know that, after all these years, I haven't been forgotten." The audience gave him a ten-minute standing ovation, making the show run long. Steven Spielberg, who was in attendance, said that he was humbled to even be in the same room as Jimmy, because he respected him so much.
72 Hosted the Academy Awards in 1946 (alongside Bob Hope), 1958 (alongside David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Bob Hope and "Donald Duck").
73 While always gracious with his fans, he was always very protective of his privacy. A notable example of this occurred when a nervy family of tourists set up a picnic on his front lawn. Stewart came out of his house and, without uttering a word, turned on the sprinklers.
74 His death was on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, and this was just one day after the death of Robert Mitchum, on Tuesday, July 1, 1997.
75 Accepted his friend Gary Cooper's honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1961, because Cooper was dying of cancer.
76 Was very good friends with Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, John Wayne and Gary Cooper.
77 According to the Monday, March 31, 1941 issue of 'Time' Magazine, Stewart was drafted into the Army. Prior to induction, he flew in a private plane to California and the next day braved a large crowd of female admirers to board a Los Angeles trolley car that took him and other draftees off to be inducted for a year hitch in the Army. 'Time' said that Stewart's salary would drop to $21 a month from $6,000.
78 Was named #3 on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends Actor list by the American Film Institute
79 He was voted the 9th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
80 His hair began receding during World War II. By the early 1950s, he was wearing a toupee for all his movie roles, though he often went without it in public. His baldness was made less obvious by his wearing a gray toupee for many of his movie roles.
81 His best friend was probably Henry Fonda, whom he met while at acting camp. Early on they got into a fistfight over politics (Stewart was a very conservative Republican, Fonda a very liberal Democrat) that was won by Fonda, but they apparently never discussed politics again. When Fonda moved to Hollywood he lived with Stewart and the two gained a reputation as among Hollywood's biggest playboys. However, after each married and settled down, their children noted that their favorite activity when not working seemed to be silently painting model airplanes together.
82 One of the first (if not the first) stars to receive a percentage of the gross of his movies.
83 His mother's maiden name was Jackson. Her father, Colonel Samuel Jackson, served in the War Between the States.
84 Was a bachelor until the age of 41. His only wife, Gloria Stewart, was ten years younger than him.
85 A true "regular guy," he genuinely disliked the glamor often basked in by the Hollywood stars, avoiding expensive clothes and fancy cars.
86 Despite having been a decorated war hero in World War II, he declined to talk about this, in part because of the traumatic experiences he had in killing others and watching friends die. The roles he chose after returning from the war were generally darker, some say because he was hardened by combat.
87 President Harry S. Truman was an admirer of Stewart's work, and even commented that if he'd had a son, he'd have wanted him to be "just like Jimmy Stewart."
88 Over 3,000 people, mostly Hollywood celebrities, attended his funeral to pay their respects.
89 His two natural children, twin daughters Judy Stewart and Kelly Stewart, were born on Monday, May 7th, 1951. His wife, Gloria Stewart (the former Gloria Hatrick McLean), a former model from Larchmount, New York, also brought two sons to the marriage: Ronald and Michael (aged 5 and 2 at the time of the wedding in 1949), whom he adopted. Ronald later died on active service, as a Marine officer on Sunday, June 8th, 1969 in Vietnam.
90 He once said the public was his biggest critic, and that if they didn't like his performance, then neither did he.
91 While Stewart served as an officer and a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, one of the sergeants in his unit was Walter Matthau.
92 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1972.
93 Most of his ancestry was Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and Scottish, with more distant English and Irish roots. Some of his ancestors were from County Antrim.
94 Hit #133 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1965 with "The Legend of Shenandoah" (Decca 31795), a narration backed up with the Charles "Bud" Dant Orchestra
95 Many of his works were donated to Brigham Young University in 1983, including his personal copy of It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
96 Stewart starred in the NBC Radio series "The Six Shooter" in 1953 - 54.
97 Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors in 1983.
98 Introduced the Cole Porter standard "Easy to Love" in 1936's Born to Dance (1936). His undubbed, reedy tenor voice was actually not so bad. He would later say of the experience, "the song had become such a big hit that they felt even my singing couldn't ruin it." He would later sing a few bars of "Over the Rainbow" as part of his Oscar-winning performance in The Philadelphia Story (1940).
99 Was a regular on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts." He was even a guest of honor in 1978.
100 He had four children - his twin daughters 'Judy Stewart-Merrill' and 'Kelly Stewart-Harcourt', plus two stepchildren. Kelly is also known as Kelly Stewart. The girls appeared with their parents in Password All-Stars (1961). He adopted his wife's two sons from her previous marriage - Ronald (age five) and Michael (age two)- as soon as they were married. Ronald was killed in action while serving in the Vietnam War, on Sunday, June 8, 1969.
101 Often incorrectly noted as having achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouting, Eagle Scout, while in his youth in Indiana, Pennsylvania; he was a scout for four years, attaining Second Class. He appeared in a series of award-winning commercials promoting the Boy Scouts, and served as a volunteer with the Orange County and Los Angeles Area Councils. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest adult award.
102 Stewart played the accordion.
103 When he left to serve in World War II, his father gave him a letter that he kept in his pocket every day until the war ended.
104 Never took an acting lesson, and felt that people could learn more when actually working rather than studying the craft.
105 He held the highest active military rank of any actor in history. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, and he rose to the rank of colonel. After the war, he continued serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, ultimately becoming a brigadier general. Ed McMahon was also commissioned as a brigadier general in the California Air National Guard in 1966, and he continued to serve after he began his acting career. Two former actors outranked him: John Ford was an actor before becoming a director, and he became rear admiral in the U.S. Naval Reserve. President Ronald Reagan became the U.S. Commander-in-Chief, but he had made his last theatrical TV appearance in 1965.
106 James was named Best Classic Actor of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll. [September 1999]
107 His remains are interred at the Forest Lawn Cemetary, Glendale, California, in the Wee Kirk O'the Heathers Churchyard , on the left side, up the huge slope, to the left of the Taylor Monument, in space 2, lot 8.
108 The word "Philadelphia" on the Oscar that Jimmy received in 1941 for The Philadelphia Story (1940) is misspelled. The Oscar was kept in the window of Jimmy's father's hardware store located on Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
109 When Stewart won the Best Actor Oscar in 1940, he sent it to his father in Indiana, Pennsylvania, who set it in his hardware shop. The trophy remained there for 25 years.
110 Stewart attended Princeton University from 1925 to 1929, graduating with a bachelor's degree in architecture.
111 The James Stewart Museum was dedicated in Indiana, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 20th, 1995.
112 He was the first movie star to enter the service for World War II, joining a year before Pearl Harbor was bombed. At 33, he was ten years older than the maximum required age limit, and was initially refused entry into the Air Force because he weighed 5 pounds less than the required 148 pounds, but he talked the recruitment officer into ignoring the test. He eventually became a colonel(active duty) and then a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He had earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, and other decorations. He served in the Air Force Reserve before retiring as a brigadier general.
113 Ranked #10 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
114 The citation for one of two Distinguished Service Cross's awarded to Lt. Col. Jimmy Stewart: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps) James M. "Jimmy" Stewart (ASN: 0-433210), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement, while serving as Air Commander of heavy bombardment formations on many missions to enemy occupied territory during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Stewart's skillful leadership and sound judgment in guiding his formations to heavily defended targets requiring deep penetrations have been major factors in the successful destructions of these vital enemy installations. The outstanding tactical ability displayed by Lieutenant Colonel Stewart reflects the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
115 He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: You Can't Take It With You (1938) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).
116 Release of the book, "James Stewart: A Biography" by 'Marc Eliot'.
117 Release of the book, "James Stewart: Bomber Pilot" by Starr Smith.
118 Was a Boy Scout.
119 Turned down the role of Grandpa in Honkytonk Man (1982).
120 At the 1972 Republican National Convention he introduced the honored guest speaker Pat Nixon; which is historically significant considering she was the first ever Republican first lady to give a live speech at any of the RNC's at that time.
121 Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman, two English actors each with very different styles and personas from Stewart, have both cited him as a major influence.
122 He became good friends with the actress Maureen O'Hara during the filming of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962).
123 Principal speaker at Veterans Rights ceremony - Arlington, VA, November 1956.
124 Burt Reynolds was neighbours of him, and a life-long devoted fan. In an interview for the TC Palm in 2010, Reynolds said how much he admired Stewart and that he was always gracious and kind towards him and others. "So modest, so wonderful", Reynolds said. "He was more than an actor. He was every man you wish you could be", Reynolds said.
125 Allegedly hated the nickname "Jimmy".
126 Some sources state that Stewart was considered to play James Bond in Dr. No (1962). However, it was in fact Stewart Granger, whose real name was James Stewart, who was considered - but ultimately rejected as being too old.
127 Gary Cooper considered Stewart to be his closest friend.
128 As of the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), Stewart is runner-up as the most represented leading actor, by 13 films, behind Robert De Niro. Included are the Stewart films Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Destry Rides Again (1939), The Mortal Storm (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1940), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Rope (1948), Winchester '73 (1950), The Naked Spur (1953), Rear Window (1954), The Man from Laramie (1955), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
129 Stewart had two grandsons, John and David Merritt.
130 His daughter Judy married the banker Steven Merritt in 1979, but they later divorced.
131 His daughter Kelly graduated from Stanford University, and she earned her Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
132 His daughter Kelly married the Cambridge University professor Alexander "Sandy" Harcourt in London in 1977.
133 His daughter Kelly and her husband teach at the University of California at Davis.
134 African-American actor 'Woody Strode (I)' (Stewart's co-star in Two Rode Together (1961) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)) praised Stewart as "one of the nicest men you'll ever meet anywhere in the world".
135 Along with Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford, Stewart has 8 films in the Imdb's Top 250 movie list.
136 Wearing his Army Air Forces uniform, he presented Gary Cooper with his Best Actor Oscar for Sergeant York (1941).
137 Following the release of Winchester '73 (1950), he appeared on the list of Top 10 Stars at the US box office for the first time, a position he retained until the end of the decade.
138 Made London stage debut in 1975 with "Harvey".
139 After Boris Yeltsin seized power in Russia in December 1991, Stewart was involved in arranging for It's a Wonderful Life (1946) to be screened on Russian television.
140 Joined the Army eight months before Pearl Harbor. Served overseas for 21 months, where, as a pilot with the 445th Bomb Group, 703rd squadron, he flew 20 combat missions.
141 In March 2008 a proposal was submitted to award Stewart the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his services to the nation.
142 He stopped playing the romantic lead when he was 50 because he felt embarrassed playing Kim Novak's lover in Vertigo (1958) and Bell Book and Candle (1958), since she was half his age.
143 Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
144 In 1999 the American Film Institute named him the third greatest male star of all time.
145 Stewart was 49 when portrayed a 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis (1957). Stewart had actively sought the role even though the producers thought that he was far too old. He did this simply because he admired Lindbergh so much.
146 He was a frequent guest at the White House throughout the 1980s, addressing the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday, January 20th, 1981.
147 Originally intended to make On Golden Pond (1981), but Jane Fonda bought the rights before he could.
148 Pictured on a 41¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Friday, August 17th, 2007.
149 His favorite movies were westerns, he said, "because they're told against the background of a very dramatic period in our history" and "give people a feeling of hope, an affirmative statement of living.".
150 He actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, after Goldwater had voted against the Civil Rights Act.
151 He wore the same hat in all of his westerns. John Ford complained on the set of Two Rode Together (1961): "Great, now I have actors with hat approval!".
152 Stewart wanted to make Night Passage (1957) because he believed it would give him a chance to show off his accordion playing. However, all of his playing in the film was re-recorded by a professional accordion player.
153 Stewart was sometimes amused when critics would always compare him with Henry Fonda, in particular his one marriage versus Fonda's five marriages. Stewart was dismayed that people forgot that he had been romantically linked with numerous actresses before finally marrying at the age of 41.
154 In association with politicians and celebrities that included President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, California Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, Stewart worked from 1987 to 1993 on projects that enhanced the public appreciation and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
155 He never had any cosmetic surgery, unlike his friends Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne.
156 Deliberately exaggerated his accent in films after he returned from World War II, because several directors told him he needed to create a persona in order to sell his films to the public, particularly with the rising popularity of television.
157 He considered himself to be miscast in Vertigo (1958) and Bell Book and Candle (1958), and was widely criticized for being too old to play both parts.
158 Stewart underwent surgery for skin cancer in 1983.
159 Stewart and Richard Widmark both wore toupees and had hearing problems. On the set of Two Rode Together (1961) director John Ford became frustrated with the two stars being unable to hear his instructions and exclaimed, "Fifty years in this goddamn business, and what do I end up doing? Directing two deaf hairpieces!"
160 Stewart agreed to play a cameo role in The Shootist (1976) only after John Wayne specifically requested him. His short time on the film proved to be trying. The bad acoustics of the huge, hollow sound stages worsened his hearing difficulties, and he stayed by himself most of the time. He and Wayne muffed their lines so often in the main scene between them that director Don Siegel accused them of not trying hard enough. Wayne's reply was a variation on an old line by John Ford, advising the director that "if you'd like the scene done better, you'd better get a couple of better actors." Later on, the star told friends that Stewart had known his lines, but hadn't been able to hear his cues, and that in turn had caused his own fumbling.
161 In 1980 he was hospitalized for five days with an irregular heartbeat. Three years later the condition resurfaced and doctors at St John's Hospital in Santa Monica installed a pacemaker.
162 He had a dislike of Hollywood war movies, explaining that they were hardly ever accurate. During his career he only starred in two war films - Strategic Air Command (1955) and The Mountain Road (1960).
163 During the 1980s he was one of the most prominent critics of the colorization of old movies, even testifying before a Congressional committee about what he called the "denaturing" of It's a Wonderful Life (1946). "If these color-happy folks are so concerned about the audience," he said, "let them put their millions of dollars into new films, or let them remake old stories if they see fit, but let our great film artists and films live in peace. I urge everyone in the creative community to join in our efforts to discourage this terrible process.".
164 His father, Alexander, died of stomach cancer on Thursday, December 28th, 1961, at the age of eighty-nine.
165 His mother, Bessie, died on Sunday, August 2nd, 1953, a week after suffering a severe heart attack at the age of seventy-eight.
166 Fell out with Anthony Mann during the shooting of Night Passage (1957), resulting in Mann being replaced (by James Neilson). A year later Mann shot Man of the West (1958), regarded by many as his greatest western of all and totally suited to Stewart, but with Gary Cooper in the lead role.
167 Campaigned for Richard Nixon in the 1968 and 1972 Presidential elections.
168 Stewart nearly declined to support his friend Ronald Reagan's campaign for the governorship of California in 1966, since Reagan had been a Democrat until 1962. In 1976 Stewart campaigned extensively in California for Reagan in the presidential primaries, especially visiting shopping malls and airports.
169 Stewart never recovered from his wife's death on Wednesday, February 16th, 1994, and he vowed to make no further public appearances after her funeral service. Thereafter, he spent most of his time in his bedroom, coming out only at the insistence of his housekeeper for his meals. Newspaper reports suggested that Stewart had Alzheimer's disease. Over the Christmas holiday season in 1995m he failed to negotiate a rise leading to a dining area and he fell, cracking his head on the bill of a wooden duck that his daughter Judy had given him some years previously. In December 1996, when he was due to have his battery changed in his pacemaker, he told his children that he would rather not have that done. He wanted to let things take their natural course. However, on Friday, January 31, 1997, Stewart tripped over a potted plant in his bedroom, and he cut open his forehead. He was taken to St John's Hospital, in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was given twelve stitches. A few weeks later, he was hospitalized for a blood clot and an irregular heartbeat. He had a blood clot in his right knee, and the swelling soon spread through his entire leg. At 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, James Stewart died of cardiac arrest at the age of eighty-nine.
170 Medals awarded: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf cluster, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Service Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the French Croix de Guerre with Palm,, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
171 According to the curator of the James Stewart Museum, he was exactly 6' 3" tall. His military physical would have indicated that he was 6' 3", since he was 138 lb., five pounds under the 143 required for his enlistment eligibility. The weight / height requirement for the U.S. Army Air Forces before October 1999 was a 143 pound minimum for a man of 6' 3" in height. By the late 1950s, he reported that his weight was up to 160 pounds.
172 Three of his films are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, two of which are in the top five. These are: The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) at #69, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) at #5, and It's a Wonderful Life (1946) at #1.
173 His performance as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is ranked #60 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
174 After making The Magic of Lassie (1978), Stewart went into semi-retirement from acting. During the next few years he suffered from many health problems including heart disease, skin cancer, deafness, and senility.
175 His jazz and blues piano-playing skills were showcased in Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
176 His performance as James "Scottie" Ferguson in Vertigo (1958) is ranked #30 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
177 His performance as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is ranked #8 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
178 Replaced Cary Grant as Rupert Cadell in Rope (1948). Ironically, Grant replaced him as Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959).
179 Of all the films that he had done It's a Wonderful Life (1946) was his favorite one.
180 Stewart very much wanted the role of Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959) and he was the original choice for it, but after the financial failure of Vertigo (1958), director Alfred Hitchcock blamed the film's box office woes on Stewart, claiming Stewart looked too old to still attract audiences and cast Cary Grant instead, even though Grant was actually four years older than Stewart. Previously one of the director's favorite collaborators, Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock never worked together again.
181 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award, by his friend President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1985.
182 Upon his death in July of 1997, a small group of fans and admirers placed a few items on his Hollywood star, not the least of which was a rather tall (although not six feet tall) plush rabbit wearing overalls. (It was reportedly stolen later in the night.).
183 While filming The Big Sleep (1978) in August 1977, Stewart appeared to be much older than his actual age of 69 at the time as the rich, wheelchair-bound General Sternwood. The fact is that he had a hearing impairment, and he was having memory problems, which caused him to keep flubbing his lines. It is believed that these health problems brought about his retirement from films shortly afterwards, although he was also concerned with the violence and explicit sexual content of modern films, and he saw no future for himself in the movie business.
184 Upon accepting his Honorary Oscar in 1985, he stated, "This was the greatest award I received, to know that, after all these years, I haven't been forgotten." The audience gave him a ten-minute standing ovation, making the show run long. Steven Spielberg, who was in attendance, said that he was humbled to even be in the same room as Jimmy, because he respected him so much.
185 Hosted the Academy Awards in 1946 (alongside Bob Hope), 1958 (alongside David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Bob Hope and "Donald Duck").
186 While always gracious with his fans, he was always very protective of his privacy. A notable example of this occurred when a nervy family of tourists set up a picnic on his front lawn. Stewart came out of his house and, without uttering a word, turned on the sprinklers.
187 His death was on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, and this was just one day after the death of Robert Mitchum, on Tuesday, July 1, 1997.
188 Accepted his friend Gary Cooper's honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1961, because Cooper was dying of cancer.
189 Was very good friends with Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, John Wayne and Gary Cooper.
190 According to the Monday, March 31, 1941 issue of 'Time' Magazine, Stewart was drafted into the Army. Prior to induction, he flew in a private plane to California and the next day braved a large crowd of female admirers to board a Los Angeles trolley car that took him and other draftees off to be inducted for a year hitch in the Army. 'Time' said that Stewart's salary would drop to $21 a month from $6,000.
191 Was named #3 on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends Actor list by the American Film Institute
192 He was voted the 9th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
193 His hair began receding during World War II. By the early 1950s, he was wearing a toupee for all his movie roles, though he often went without it in public. His baldness was made less obvious by his wearing a gray toupee for many of his movie roles.
194 His best friend was probably Henry Fonda, whom he met while at acting camp. Early on they got into a fistfight over politics (Stewart was a very conservative Republican, Fonda a very liberal Democrat) that was won by Fonda, but they apparently never discussed politics again. When Fonda moved to Hollywood he lived with Stewart and the two gained a reputation as among Hollywood's biggest playboys. However, after each married and settled down, their children noted that their favorite activity when not working seemed to be silently painting model airplanes together.
195 One of the first (if not the first) stars to receive a percentage of the gross of his movies.
196 His mother's maiden name was Jackson. Her father, Colonel Samuel Jackson, served in the War Between the States.
197 Was a bachelor until the age of 41. His only wife, Gloria Stewart, was ten years younger than him.
198 A true "regular guy," he genuinely disliked the glamor often basked in by the Hollywood stars, avoiding expensive clothes and fancy cars.
199 Despite having been a decorated war hero in World War II, he declined to talk about this, in part because of the traumatic experiences he had in killing others and watching friends die. The roles he chose after returning from the war were generally darker, some say because he was hardened by combat.
200 President Harry S. Truman was an admirer of Stewart's work, and even commented that if he'd had a son, he'd have wanted him to be "just like Jimmy Stewart."
201 Over 3,000 people, mostly Hollywood celebrities, attended his funeral to pay their respects.
202 His two natural children, twin daughters Judy Stewart and Kelly Stewart, were born on Monday, May 7th, 1951. His wife, Gloria Stewart (the former Gloria Hatrick McLean), a former model from Larchmount, New York, also brought two sons to the marriage: Ronald and Michael (aged 5 and 2 at the time of the wedding in 1949), whom he adopted. Ronald later died on active service, as a Marine officer on Sunday, June 8th, 1969 in Vietnam.
203 He once said the public was his biggest critic, and that if they didn't like his performance, then neither did he.
204 While Stewart served as an officer and a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, one of the sergeants in his unit was Walter Matthau.
205 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1972.
206 Most of his ancestry was Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) and Scottish, with more distant English and Irish roots. Some of his ancestors were from County Antrim.
207 Hit #133 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1965 with "The Legend of Shenandoah" (Decca 31795), a narration backed up with the Charles "Bud" Dant Orchestra
208 Many of his works were donated to Brigham Young University in 1983, including his personal copy of It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
209 Stewart starred in the NBC Radio series "The Six Shooter" in 1953 - 54.
210 Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors in 1983.
211 Introduced the Cole Porter standard "Easy to Love" in 1936's Born to Dance (1936). His undubbed, reedy tenor voice was actually not so bad. He would later say of the experience, "the song had become such a big hit that they felt even my singing couldn't ruin it." He would later sing a few bars of "Over the Rainbow" as part of his Oscar-winning performance in The Philadelphia Story (1940).
212 Was a regular on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts." He was even a guest of honor in 1978.
213 He had four children - his twin daughters 'Judy Stewart-Merrill' and 'Kelly Stewart-Harcourt', plus two stepchildren. Kelly is also known as Kelly Stewart. The girls appeared with their parents in Password All-Stars (1961). He adopted his wife's two sons from her previous marriage - Ronald (age five) and Michael (age two)- as soon as they were married. Ronald was killed in action while serving in the Vietnam War, on Sunday, June 8, 1969.
214 Often incorrectly noted as having achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouting, Eagle Scout, while in his youth in Indiana, Pennsylvania; he was a scout for four years, attaining Second Class. He appeared in a series of award-winning commercials promoting the Boy Scouts, and served as a volunteer with the Orange County and Los Angeles Area Councils. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest adult award.
215 Stewart played the accordion.
216 When he left to serve in World War II, his father gave him a letter that he kept in his pocket every day until the war ended.
217 Never took an acting lesson, and felt that people could learn more when actually working rather than studying the craft.
218 He held the highest active military rank of any actor in history. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, and he rose to the rank of colonel. After the war, he continued serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, ultimately becoming a brigadier general. Ed McMahon was also commissioned as a brigadier general in the California Air National Guard in 1966, and he continued to serve after he began his acting career. Two former actors outranked him: John Ford was an actor before becoming a director, and he became rear admiral in the U.S. Naval Reserve. President Ronald Reagan became the U.S. Commander-in-Chief, but he had made his last theatrical TV appearance in 1965.
219 James was named Best Classic Actor of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll. [September 1999]
220 His remains are interred at the Forest Lawn Cemetary, Glendale, California, in the Wee Kirk O'the Heathers Churchyard , on the left side, up the huge slope, to the left of the Taylor Monument, in space 2, lot 8.
221 The word "Philadelphia" on the Oscar that Jimmy received in 1941 for The Philadelphia Story (1940) is misspelled. The Oscar was kept in the window of Jimmy's father's hardware store located on Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
222 When Stewart won the Best Actor Oscar in 1940, he sent it to his father in Indiana, Pennsylvania, who set it in his hardware shop. The trophy remained there for 25 years.
223 Stewart attended Princeton University from 1925 to 1929, graduating with a bachelor's degree in architecture.
224 The James Stewart Museum was dedicated in Indiana, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 20th, 1995.
225 He was the first movie star to enter the service for World War II, joining a year before Pearl Harbor was bombed. At 33, he was ten years older than the maximum required age limit, and was initially refused entry into the Air Force because he weighed 5 pounds less than the required 148 pounds, but he talked the recruitment officer into ignoring the test. He eventually became a colonel(active duty) and then a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He had earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, and other decorations. He served in the Air Force Reserve before retiring as a brigadier general.
226 Ranked #10 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991 Wylie (voice)
North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series Miles Colbert
Right of Way 1983 TV Movie Teddy Dwyer
Mr. Krueger's Christmas 1980 TV Short Mr. Krueger
Afurika monogatari 1980 Old Man
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 TV Movie documentary Mark Twain
The Magic of Lassie 1978 Clovis Mitchell
The Big Sleep 1978 General Sternwood
Airport '77 1977 Philip Stevens
The Shootist 1976 Dr. Hostetler
Sentimental Journey 1976 Short Joe - the Old Pilot (as Mr. James Stewart)
Hawkins 1973-1974 TV Series Billy Jim Hawkins
Harvey 1972 TV Movie Elwood P. Dowd
The Jimmy Stewart Show 1971-1972 TV Series Prof. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel
Fools' Parade 1971 Mattie Appleyard
The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 John O'Hanlan
Bandolero! 1968 Mace Bishop
Firecreek 1968 Johnny Cobb
The Rare Breed 1966 Burnett
The Flight of the Phoenix 1965 Frank Towns
Shenandoah 1965 Charlie
Dear Brigitte 1965 Professor Robert Leaf
The Jack Benny Program 1959-1964 TV Series Jimmy Stewart
Cheyenne Autumn 1964 Wyatt Earp
Take Her, She's Mine 1963 Frank Michaelson
How the West Was Won 1962 Linus Rawlings
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series Slim Conway
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1962 Roger Hobbs
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 Ransom Stoddard
Two Rode Together 1961 Marshal Guthrie McCabe
The Mountain Road 1960 Maj. Baldwin
Startime 1959 TV Series Azel Dorsey
The FBI Story 1959 John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty
Lux Playhouse 1959 TV Series Narrator
Schlitz Playhouse 1959 TV Series Narrator
Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Paul Biegler
Bell Book and Candle 1958 Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson
Vertigo 1958 John 'Scottie' Ferguson
General Electric Theater 1955-1957 TV Series Bart / Britt Ponset / Joe Newman
Night Passage 1957 Grant McLaine
The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Dr. Benjamin McKenna
Strategic Air Command 1955 Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland
The Man from Laramie 1955 Will Lockhart
The Far Country 1954 Jeff Webster
Rear Window 1954 L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
The Glenn Miller Story 1954 Glenn Miller
Tomorrow's Drivers 1954 Short The Story Teller
Thunder Bay 1953 Steve
The Naked Spur 1953 Howard Kemp
Carbine Williams 1952 Marsh Williams
Bend of the River 1952 Glyn McLyntock
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 'Buttons' A Clown
No Highway in the Sky 1951 Theodore Honey
Harvey 1950 Elwood P. Dowd
The Jackpot 1950 William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
Broken Arrow 1950 Tom Jeffords
Winchester '73 1950 Lin McAdam
Malaya 1949 John Royer
The Stratton Story 1949 Monty Stratton
You Gotta Stay Happy 1948 Marvin Payne
10,000 Kids and a Cop 1948 Short documentary Introductory Narration
Rope 1948 Rupert Cadell
Call Northside 777 1948 James (P.J.) McNeal
On Our Merry Way 1948 Slim
Magic Town 1947 Rip Smith
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 George Bailey
Ziegfeld Girl 1941 Gilbert Young
Pot o' Gold 1941 Jimmy Haskell
Come Live with Me 1941 Bill Smith
The Philadelphia Story 1940 Macaulay Connor
No Time for Comedy 1940 Gaylord Esterbrook
The Mortal Storm 1940 Martin Breitner
The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Alfred Kralik
Destry Rides Again 1939 Tom Destry Jr.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Jefferson Smith
It's a Wonderful World 1939 Guy Johnson
The Ice Follies of 1939 1939 Larry Hall
Made for Each Other 1939 John Horace Mason
You Can't Take It with You 1938 Tony Kirby
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12 1938 Documentary short James Stewart
The Shopworn Angel 1938 Bill Pettigrew
Vivacious Lady 1938 Peter Morgan, Jr.
Of Human Hearts 1938 Jason Wilkins
Navy Blue and Gold 1937 John Cross Carter
The Last Gangster 1937 Paul North
Seventh Heaven 1937 Chico
After the Thin Man 1936 David Graham
Born to Dance 1936 Ted Barker
The Gorgeous Hussy 1936 'Rowdy' Dow
Speed 1936 Terry Martin
Small Town Girl 1936 Elmer Clampett
Important News 1936 Short Cornelius Stevens (uncredited)
Wife vs. Secretary 1936 Dave
Next Time We Love 1936 Christopher Tyler
Rose-Marie 1936 John Flower
The Murder Man 1935 'Shorty'
Art Trouble 1934 Short Jack Burton (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Father Dowling Mysteries 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Magic of Lassie 1978 performer: "That Hometown Feeling", "Thanksgiving Prayer"
That's Entertainment! 1974 Documentary performer: "Easy to Love" 1936 - uncredited
Bell Book and Candle 1958 performer: "Deck the Halls" - uncredited
Night Passage 1957 performer: "Follow the River", "You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad"
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 performer: "Be a Jumping-Jack"
Pot o' Gold 1941 performer: "When Johnny Toots His Horn" - uncredited
The Philadelphia Story 1940 performer: "Over the Rainbow" 1939 - uncredited
The Shopworn Angel 1938 "K-K-K-Katy" 1918, uncredited / performer: "K-K-K-Katy" 1918 - uncredited
Born to Dance 1936 performer: "Rolling Home" 1936 uncredited, "Hey, Babe, Hey" 1936, "Easy to Love" 1936 uncredited
The Gorgeous Hussy 1936 performer: "Listen to the Mockingbird" 1855 - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lux Playhouse 1959 TV Series 1 episode
Schlitz Playhouse 1959 TV Series 1 episode
General Electric Theater 1957 TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lux Playhouse 1959 TV Series producer - 1 episode
Schlitz Playhouse 1959 TV Series producer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 Documentary archive source: artwork
Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies 1990 Short creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend 1989 Documentary acknowledgment
Son of Dinosaurs 1988 TV Movie documentary thanks
Grace Kelly: The American Princess 1987 Video documentary thanks
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1984 Documentary thanks
Reagan's Way: Pathway to the Presidency 1981 TV Movie documentary grateful thanks
Directed by John Ford 1971 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Beverly Hills Christmas 1987 TV Movie Himself - Host
All-Star Party for Joan Collins 1987 TV Special Himself
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson 1987 TV Movie Himself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The Child Help Benefit Special 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Great Performances 1987 TV Series Himself
Grace Kelly: The American Princess 1987 Video documentary Himself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Himself
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle 1986 TV Movie Himself
Josh, the Logan Legend 1986 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The 23th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special 1986 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1985 TV Special Himself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
Bitte umblättern 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Special documentary Himself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1985 TV Special Himself
The Moviemakers 1985 TV Series
Palace of Dreams 1984 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds 1984 TV Movie Himself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Himself
Hollywood '84 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Olympic Gala 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Guest
Cinéma cinémas 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1983 TV Special documentary Himself - Honoree
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983 TV Movie Himself
Breakaway 1983 TV Series Himself
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business 1983 TV Movie Himself
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett 1982 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra 1982 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
This Is Your Life 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Female Entertainer
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
Parkinson 1973-1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1981 TV Special documentary Himself
High Hopes: The Capra Years 1981 TV Movie documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
All-Star Inaugural Gala 1981 TV Special Himself
Stars en Campagne 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980 TV Special documentary Himself - Honoree
Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star Salute 1979 TV Movie Himself
Best of the Dean Martin Show 1979 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1979 TV Movie Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1978 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Co-Host
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns 1978 TV Special Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart 1978 TV Special Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The Carol Burnett Show 1978 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Himself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra 1978 TV Special Himself
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look, Part Two 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
National Geographic Specials 1977 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Stars Salute America's Greatest Movies 1977 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted Knight 1977 TV Special Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
Dinah! 1976-1977 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson 1977 TV Special Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
Film '72 1977 TV Series Himself
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin 1976 TV Special Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Stars on Sunday 1975 TV Series Himself - Bible reading
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope 1974 TV Special Himself
ABC Late Night 1974 TV Series Himself
The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards 1974 TV Special Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1967-1974 TV Series Himself
That's Entertainment! 1974 Documentary Himself - Co-Host
The World at War 1974 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Squadron Commander
Fort Worth: The Unexpected City 1974 Documentary short Narrator (voice, as Jimmy Stewart)
Just One More Time 1974 Short Himself (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford 1973 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Academy Award 1973 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Best Film
The Julie Andrews Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
The American West of John Ford 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
Directed by John Ford 1971 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Pet Set 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
Film Night 1970 TV Series Himself
Die Cowboy-Stadt 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 24th Annual Tony Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Himself
The Brass Are Comin' 1969 TV Special Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Cinema 1967 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Star Spangled Revue 1966 Short Himself
Film Preview 1966 TV Series Himself
Neues aus Hollywood 1965 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 22th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
Password All-Stars 1963-1964 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Cinematography Awards
The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille 1963 TV Movie documentary Himself
What's My Line? 1963 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
My Three Sons 1963 TV Series Himself
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Himself - Host
The Jack Benny Program 1952-1962 TV Series Himself
X-15 1961 Himself / Narrator (voice)
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Accepting Honorary Award for Gary Cooper
The George Gobel Show 1955-1960 TV Series Himself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 1960 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953-1959 TV Series Himself
The All-Star Christmas Show 1958 TV Movie Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Heart of Show Business 1957 Short Himself, Narrator
Inside Beverly Hills 1956 TV Special Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 1955 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards
The Actor's Society Benefit Gala 1949 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Thunderbolt 1947 Documentary short James Stewart
American Creed 1946 Short Himself
Fellow Americans 1942 Short documentary Narrator (voice)
Winning Your Wings 1942 Short Himself (as Lieutenant James Stewart)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards 1940 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Hobbies 1939 Short Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Goes to Town 1938 Short documentary Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
John Ford 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Glenn Miller: America's Musical Hero 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Reflections on the Silver Screen 1992 TV Series Himself
Fonda on Fonda 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Burt Reynolds' Conversation With 1991 TV Series Himself
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991 Documentary Himself
American Masters 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Yellow Ribbon Party 1991 TV Special Himself
Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds 1991 TV Series Himself (1991)
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner
Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance 1991 Video documentary short Himself
The American Ireland Fund Annual Tribute a Salute to Gene Kelly 1990 TV Movie Himself
A Conversation with Dinah 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala 1990 TV Movie Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
Today 1984-1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' 1990 TV Short documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1989 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor / Himself
John Ford's America 1989 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series Himself
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Bette Davis 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck 1989 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wogan 1988 TV Series Himself - Guest
Christmas in Washington 1988 TV Special Himself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 1988 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC 1988 TV Special Himself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Moving Image Salutes James Stewart 1988 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Son of Dinosaurs 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1987 TV Special documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakdowns of 1941 1941 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Miracle of Sound 1940 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood: Style Center of the World 1940 Documentary short Himself
Land of Liberty 1939
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 1939 Documentary short Himself
The First Gangster and the Last Gangster 1937 Documentary short Himself - Actor in 'The Last Gangster'
The Romance of Celluloid 1937 Short
James Stewart, Robert Mitchum: The Two Faces of America 2017 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
Talking Pictures 2015 TV Series documentary John 'Scottie' Ferguson
A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God 2015 Documentary Himself
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series George Bailey
The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War 2014 Documentary Himself
The Doctor Blake Mysteries 2014 TV Series Scottie Ferguson
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense 2013 Documentary Himself (as Jimmy Stewart)
Beer and Board Games 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series Himself
John Ford et Monument Valley 2013 Documentary Himself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington 2012 TV Movie documentary Jefferson Smith
Nazi Titanic 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011 TV Movie documentary George Bailey (as Jimmy Stewart)
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series John 'Scottie' Ferguson
These Amazing Shadows 2011 Documentary Himself
Shooting the Hollywood Stars 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stars of the Silver Screen 2011 TV Series Himself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Jefferson Smith Lin McAdam
The Rachel Maddow Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible 2010 TV Movie documentary Jefferson Smith
I Am 2010/III Documentary George Bailey (uncredited)
Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 Documentary Jefferson Smith
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers 2009 TV Movie documentary Various Roles
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009 TV Movie documentary
American Masters 1989-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series Glenn Miller
Warner at War 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Jefferson Smith (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Paul Biegler (uncredited)
How the West Was Lost 2008 TV Movie documentary Ransom Stoddard (uncredited)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin 2008 Documentary Himself
Biography 1997-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
Polònia 2006 TV Series George Bailey
House M.D. 2006 TV Series John 'Scottie' Ferguson
War Stories with Oliver North 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Premio Donostia a Ben Gazzara 2005 TV Special Paul Biegler (uncredited)
Cineastas contra magnates 2005 Documentary
The Last Mogul 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection 2004 Video documentary Himself
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 2004 Documentary
In the Good Old Summertime Intro 2004 Video documentary short Alfred Kralik
Ziegfeld Girl Intro 2004 Video documentary short Gilbert Young
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Christmas from Hollywood 2003 Video documentary Himself
The True Story of Seabiscuit 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films 2003 Documentary Narrator
Frank Capra and James Stewart 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
Screenwriter John Michael Hayes on 'Rear Window' 2001 Video documentary short L.B. Jefferies (uncredited)
'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic 2000 Video documentary
4 Vertigo 2000 Short John 'Scottie' Ferguson
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin 2000 TV Movie documentary Ransom Stoddard
The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies 2000 Video documentary
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Special documentary
Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot 1999 TV Movie documentary Conveyor of Yeti Finger (as Jimmy Stewart)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special George Bailey (uncredited)
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1999 Video documentary short Jefferson Smith
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'How the West Was Won' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Obsessed with Vertigo 1997 TV Short documentary Detective John "Scottie" Ferguson
Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas 1997 TV Movie documentary George Bailey
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Commandos 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary P.J. McNeal (uncredited)
Escape from It's a Wonderful Life 1996 TV Movie George Bailey (uncredited)
Marlene Dietrich: Shadow and Light 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Éste es mi barrio 1996 TV Series George Bailey
The Universal Story 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Howard Kemp, 'The Naked Spur' (uncredited)
Women of the House 1995 TV Series Himself
Sprockets 1995 TV Series George Bailey
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
Renegade 1994 TV Series George Bailey
La classe américaine 1993 TV Movie Jacques
Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade 1993 TV Special Himself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Special Himself
Menace II Society 1993 George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life' (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Himself
Rock Hudson's Home Movies 1992 Documentary Lin McAdam
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Wogan 1991 TV Series Himself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Father Dowling Mysteries 1990 TV Series George Bailey
Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend 1989 Documentary Himself
The 1940's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself
Cinema Paradiso 1988 George Bailey (uncredited)
Muppet Babies 1988 TV Series
Entertaining the Troops 1988 Documentary Himself
Cheers 1987 TV Series George Bailey
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary 1984 TV Special Himself - Actor
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sans soleil 1983 Documentary Himself / John 'Scottie' Ferguson
Showbiz Goes to War 1982 TV Movie
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 17th Anniversary Special 1979 TV Special Himself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
PROFILE: Hardy Kruger 1978 TV Short documentary Frank Towns (uncredited)
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Jefferson Smith George Bailey Charles A. Lindbergh
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Clip from 'Ziegfeld Girl'
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
The Dick Cavett Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Himself
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... 1965 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood and the Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Film Fanfare 1956 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars 1956 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series Macaulay Connor
Screen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform 1954 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Laugh Parade 1953 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots 2856: It Was Only Yesterday 1950 Short Jimmy Stewart
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Party 1948 Short Himself
Some of the Best 1943 Documentary Macaulay Connor in The Philadelphia Story (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform 1943 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 7 1942 Short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
1990 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
1990 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
1990 Lifetime Achievement Award ShoWest Convention, USA
1985 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA

For his fifty years of memorable performances,, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, ... More

1985 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1982 Honorary Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival
1980 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Hawkins (1973)
1971 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1970 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year Together with Robert S. Young
1969 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
1965 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star
1963 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) · Willis Goldbeck, John Ford, James Warner Bellah, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, John Wayne
1962 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actor Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1708 Vine Street.
1959 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
1959 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival Best Actor Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
1958 Zulueta Prize San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor Vertigo (1958)
1949 Most Popular Male Star Photoplay Awards The Stratton Story (1949)
1941 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Philadelphia Story (1940)
1939 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program Right of Way (1983)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 13th place.
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 15th place.
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 11th place.
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 12th place.
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 14th place.
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 11th place.
1960 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 4th place.
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 6th place.
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 5th place.
1955 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
1951 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Harvey (1950)
1951 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama Harvey (1950)
1940 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Action Performance Two Rode Together (1961)

TitleSalary
Right of Way (1983) $250,000
The Shootist (1976) $50,000
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $50,000
Harvey (1950) $200,000 + % net profits
Winchester '73 (1950) $600,000
Rope (1948) $300,000
The Philadelphia Story (1940) $3,000 /week
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) $350 /week
Made for Each Other (1939) $350 /week
You Can't Take It With You (1938) $350 /week
The Shopworn Angel (1938) $350 /week
Vivacious Lady (1938) $350 /week
Of Human Hearts (1938) $350 /week
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) $350 /week
The Last Gangster (1937) $350 /week
Seventh Heaven (1937) $350 /week
After the Thin Man (1936) $350 /week
Born to Dance (1936) $350 /week
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) $350 /week
Speed (1936) $350 /week
Small Town Girl (1936) $350 /week
Important News (1936) $350 /week
Wife vs. Secretary (1936) $350 /week
Next Time We Love (1936) $350 /week
Rose-Marie (1936) $350 /week
The Murder Man (1935) $350 /week
Art Trouble (1934) $50 /day
Right of Way (1983) $250,000
The Shootist (1976) $50,000
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) $50,000
Harvey (1950) $200,000 + % net profits
Winchester '73 (1950) $600,000
Rope (1948) $300,000
The Philadelphia Story (1940) $3,000 /week
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) $350 /week
Made for Each Other (1939) $350 /week
You Can't Take It With You (1938) $350 /week
The Shopworn Angel (1938) $350 /week
Vivacious Lady (1938) $350 /week
Of Human Hearts (1938) $350 /week
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) $350 /week
The Last Gangster (1937) $350 /week
Seventh Heaven (1937) $350 /week
After the Thin Man (1936) $350 /week
Born to Dance (1936) $350 /week
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) $350 /week
Speed (1936) $350 /week
Small Town Girl (1936) $350 /week
Important News (1936) $350 /week
Wife vs. Secretary (1936) $350 /week
Next Time We Love (1936) $350 /week
Rose-Marie (1936) $350 /week
The Murder Man (1935) $350 /week
Art Trouble (1934) $50 /day

#Quote
1 I was six feet three and 138 pounds. They must have thought I looked like I had just survived a famine.
2 [It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] Such a pure movie. It wasn't taken from a novel or a play. It was developed from one little paragraph. Simple story, no message, no violence, no mob scenes. When the movies have a story like this, they do it better than any medium there is.
3 [It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] It didn't do well at all. I don't think it was the type of story people wanted right after the war. They wanted a war-related story or a pure slapstick, Red Skelton type of comedy. Our movie just got lost.
4 [Stewart testifying before Congress about Hollywood colourizing It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] I tried to look at the colourized version, but I had to switch it off - it made me feel sick.
5 [to Philip Van Doren Stern, the author of The Greatest Gift, the short story that inspired It's a Wonderful Life (1946) via letter on December 31st, 1946] More important than anything, thank you for giving us that idea, which I think is the best one anyone has had for a long time. It was an inspiration for everyone concerned with the picture to work in it, because everyone seemed to feel that the fundamental story was so sound and right, and that story was yours, and you should be justly proud of it.
6 [to Frank Capra when he was offered the role of George Bailey] Frank, if you want to do a movie about me committing suicide, with an angel with no wings named Clarence, I'm your man.
7 [Asked in March 1957 interview "What do you do for kicks when you're not working":] I like to fly. And I like music. I've got a cabinet full of pop stuff. Also some Elvis Presley and that sort of thing that the kids drive me nuts with. When I had a press conference in Chile a few weeks ago, I happened to remark that I didn't like rock 'n' roll. Well, you'd think I had insulted the whole Chilean republic. I had to backtrack on my statement.
8 [Asked in March 1957 interview "What do you think of your future":] Eventually I'd like to direct. I'd like to use the tools I've developed in my years in the movie business. If I haven't learned enough in all this time, I'd better quit and go back to my father's hardware store.
9 [on John Ford] The set was anything but tranquil on a Ford picture. Ford believed that acting is a competitive thing. That it's good to be tense, good to be suspicious of other actors. His direction would be mostly asides, whispers ... In a Ford film you never exactly sure of what was going to happen next. And this is the way he wanted it.
10 [on Grace Kelly] We all say she made as good a princess as she did a movie actress, even better.
11 From 1932 through 1934 I'd only worked three months. Every play I got into folded.
12 I've always regretted that I didn't spend more time on the stage because there's nothing like that for experience - real experience - and to bring you up to snuff as far as the acting is concerned.
13 [in 1976] I am sixty-eight years old and I feel every damn day of it.
14 I've always thought [John Wayne] is underrated as an actor. I think The Searchers (1956) is one of the most marvelous performances of all time.
15 [to longtime friend Ronald Reagan, on his inauguration as US President on 1/20/81] I cannot tell you, Mr President, just how happy I am to finally be able to call you my Commander-in-Chief.
16 [on longtime friend Henry Fonda, a liberal Democrat] Our views never interfered with our feelings for each other, we just didn't talk about certain things.
17 I suppose people can relate to being me, while they dream about being John Wayne.
18 [on Margaret Sullavan] She could do maybe a look, or a line or two, but they would hit like flashes or earthquakes.
19 [on Jean Arthur] Jean was the finest actress I ever worked with. No one had her humor, her timing.
20 [on Joan Crawford] My first impression of Joan Crawford was of glamor.
21 John Wayne was the greatest cowboy. Henry Fonda was the better actor but John Wayne, well, he was a champ.
22 [asked how he wanted to be remembered] As someone who believed in hard work and love of country, love of family and love of community.
23 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?
24 I have my own rules and adhere to them. The rule is simple but inflexible. A James Stewart picture must have two vital ingredients: it will be clean and it will involve the triumph of the underdog over the bully.
25 Mr. Hitchcock [Alfred Hitchcock] did not say actors are cattle. He said they should be treated like cattle.
26 I am James Stewart playing James Stewart. I couldn't mess around with the characterizations. I play variations on myself.
27 If a western is a good western, it gives you a sense of that world and some of the qualities those men had - their comradeship, loyalty, and physical courage. The vogue for the new kind of western seems pretty unimportant to me. They try to destroy something that has been vital to people for so long.
28 [his last words] I'm going to be with Gloria [deceased wife Gloria Stewart] now.
29 [on draft-age men who evaded military service during the Vietnam war] 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.
30 [in 1970] I don't think there's any question that the Communists are behind a great deal of unrest in the United States. In addition, I feel they are still a potential danger in show business.
31 John Wayne was probably the biggest star in the world, yet he retained the qualities of a small boy. He had the enthusiasm for life that would make a high school football star envious. And through it all, Duke never changed. As a man he was exactly the boy he started out. And as a friend . . . well, you just wouldn't want a better one. In his lifetime, Duke stamped AMERICA across the face of the motion picture industry. Few other men, living or dead, have ever portrayed the fine, decent, and generous American qualities as Duke did. He portrayed on screen the values he lived off screen. Gentle - so much so, it would have surprised his critics. Loyal - once your friend, always your friend. Courageous - if you doubt it, remember his fight against cancer, or the way he faced heart surgery. And decent. Above all, Duke was a decent man. He was also far from perfect. He made his mistakes as I have made mine and you have made yours. All in all, I would say they were unintentional. Mistakes of the heart, I would say. Let me say this about the John Wayne I knew. He was an original. He was the statue of his times. All in all, I think it was the man's integrity that speaks most of him. His principles never varied. Nor did his ideals. Nor did his faith in mankind.
32 [5/20/58, from a speech at a Boy Scout Testimonial Dinner celebrating his 50th birthday] Through the years Indiana [his home town of Indiana, PA] 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.
33 If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, "Speed it up a little".
34 The big studios were an ideal way to make films - because they were a home base for people. When you were under contract, you had no chance to relax.
35 I'm the inarticulate man who tries. I don't really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it.
36 I don't act. I react.
37 [10/1/48, upon being named a Pennsylvania Ambassador (he was born and raised in the town of Indiana) by Gov. James Duff] Indiana means home to me. It is a town for me to cling to, because my mother and father are here. I was born and reared here. I have a great love and pride for Indiana. I love every bit of it.
38 It's much easier, for example, to play a heroin addict and you're withdrawing - you tear the ceiling off - that's much easier than it is to come in and say, "Hello" or "I love you". When you judge it in that way, the heavy isn't as difficult.
39 [on John Wayne] I can't imagine there's anyone in the country who doesn't know who he is. Kids will be talking about him long after the rest of us are gone. John will make the history books, as Will Rogers did, because he as lived his life to reflect the ideals of his country.
40 There ought to be a law against any man who doesn't want to marry Myrna Loy.
41 [in 1983] I'd like people to remember me as someone who was good at his job and seemed to mean what he said.
42 Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing a Jimmy Stewart imitation myself.
43 [It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] Such a pure movie. It wasn't taken from a novel or a play. It was developed from one little paragraph. Simple story, no message, no violence, no mob scenes. When the movies have a story like this, they do it better than any medium there is.
44 [It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] It didn't do well at all. I don't think it was the type of story people wanted right after the war. They wanted a war-related story or a pure slapstick, Red Skelton type of comedy. Our movie just got lost.
45 [Stewart testifying before Congress about Hollywood colourizing It's a Wonderful Life (1946)] I tried to look at the colourized version, but I had to switch it off - it made me feel sick.
46 [to Philip Van Doren Stern, the author of The Greatest Gift, the short story that inspired It's a Wonderful Life (1946) via letter on December 31st, 1946] More important than anything, thank you for giving us that idea, which I think is the best one anyone has had for a long time. It was an inspiration for everyone concerned with the picture to work in it, because everyone seemed to feel that the fundamental story was so sound and right, and that story was yours, and you should be justly proud of it.
47 [to Frank Capra when he was offered the role of George Bailey] Frank, if you want to do a movie about me committing suicide, with an angel with no wings named Clarence, I'm your man.
48 [Asked in March 1957 interview "What do you do for kicks when you're not working":] I like to fly. And I like music. I've got a cabinet full of pop stuff. Also some Elvis Presley and that sort of thing that the kids drive me nuts with. When I had a press conference in Chile a few weeks ago, I happened to remark that I didn't like rock 'n' roll. Well, you'd think I had insulted the whole Chilean republic. I had to backtrack on my statement.
49 [Asked in March 1957 interview "What do you think of your future":] Eventually I'd like to direct. I'd like to use the tools I've developed in my years in the movie business. If I haven't learned enough in all this time, I'd better quit and go back to my father's hardware store.
50 [on John Ford] The set was anything but tranquil on a Ford picture. Ford believed that acting is a competitive thing. That it's good to be tense, good to be suspicious of other actors. His direction would be mostly asides, whispers ... In a Ford film you never exactly sure of what was going to happen next. And this is the way he wanted it.
51 [on Grace Kelly] We all say she made as good a princess as she did a movie actress, even better.
52 From 1932 through 1934 I'd only worked three months. Every play I got into folded.
53 I've always regretted that I didn't spend more time on the stage because there's nothing like that for experience - real experience - and to bring you up to snuff as far as the acting is concerned.
54 [in 1976] I am sixty-eight years old and I feel every damn day of it.
55 I've always thought [John Wayne] is underrated as an actor. I think The Searchers (1956) is one of the most marvelous performances of all time.
56 [to longtime friend Ronald Reagan, on his inauguration as US President on 1/20/81] I cannot tell you, Mr President, just how happy I am to finally be able to call you my Commander-in-Chief.
57 [on longtime friend Henry Fonda, a liberal Democrat] Our views never interfered with our feelings for each other, we just didn't talk about certain things.
58 I suppose people can relate to being me, while they dream about being John Wayne.
59 [on Margaret Sullavan] She could do maybe a look, or a line or two, but they would hit like flashes or earthquakes.
60 [on Jean Arthur] Jean was the finest actress I ever worked with. No one had her humor, her timing.
61 [on Joan Crawford] My first impression of Joan Crawford was of glamor.
62 John Wayne was the greatest cowboy. Henry Fonda was the better actor but John Wayne, well, he was a champ.
63 [asked how he wanted to be remembered] As someone who believed in hard work and love of country, love of family and love of community.
64 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?
65 I have my own rules and adhere to them. The rule is simple but inflexible. A James Stewart picture must have two vital ingredients: it will be clean and it will involve the triumph of the underdog over the bully.
66 Mr. Hitchcock [Alfred Hitchcock] did not say actors are cattle. He said they should be treated like cattle.
67 I am James Stewart playing James Stewart. I couldn't mess around with the characterizations. I play variations on myself.
68 If a western is a good western, it gives you a sense of that world and some of the qualities those men had - their comradeship, loyalty, and physical courage. The vogue for the new kind of western seems pretty unimportant to me. They try to destroy something that has been vital to people for so long.
69 [his last words] I'm going to be with Gloria [deceased wife Gloria Stewart] now.
70 [on draft-age men who evaded military service during the Vietnam war] 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.
71 [in 1970] I don't think there's any question that the Communists are behind a great deal of unrest in the United States. In addition, I feel they are still a potential danger in show business.
72 John Wayne was probably the biggest star in the world, yet he retained the qualities of a small boy. He had the enthusiasm for life that would make a high school football star envious. And through it all, Duke never changed. As a man he was exactly the boy he started out. And as a friend . . . well, you just wouldn't want a better one. In his lifetime, Duke stamped AMERICA across the face of the motion picture industry. Few other men, living or dead, have ever portrayed the fine, decent, and generous American qualities as Duke did. He portrayed on screen the values he lived off screen. Gentle - so much so, it would have surprised his critics. Loyal - once your friend, always your friend. Courageous - if you doubt it, remember his fight against cancer, or the way he faced heart surgery. And decent. Above all, Duke was a decent man. He was also far from perfect. He made his mistakes as I have made mine and you have made yours. All in all, I would say they were unintentional. Mistakes of the heart, I would say. Let me say this about the John Wayne I knew. He was an original. He was the statue of his times. All in all, I think it was the man's integrity that speaks most of him. His principles never varied. Nor did his ideals. Nor did his faith in mankind.
73 [5/20/58, from a speech at a Boy Scout Testimonial Dinner celebrating his 50th birthday] Through the years Indiana [his home town of Indiana, PA] 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.
74 If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, "Speed it up a little".
75 The big studios were an ideal way to make films - because they were a home base for people. When you were under contract, you had no chance to relax.
76 I'm the inarticulate man who tries. I don't really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it.
77 I don't act. I react.
78 [10/1/48, upon being named a Pennsylvania Ambassador (he was born and raised in the town of Indiana) by Gov. James Duff] Indiana means home to me. It is a town for me to cling to, because my mother and father are here. I was born and reared here. I have a great love and pride for Indiana. I love every bit of it.
79 It's much easier, for example, to play a heroin addict and you're withdrawing - you tear the ceiling off - that's much easier than it is to come in and say, "Hello" or "I love you". When you judge it in that way, the heavy isn't as difficult.
80 [on John Wayne] I can't imagine there's anyone in the country who doesn't know who he is. Kids will be talking about him long after the rest of us are gone. John will make the history books, as Will Rogers did, because he as lived his life to reflect the ideals of his country.
81 There ought to be a law against any man who doesn't want to marry Myrna Loy.
82 [in 1983] I'd like people to remember me as someone who was good at his job and seemed to mean what he said.
83 Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing a Jimmy Stewart imitation myself.

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1 Dark brown hair and blue eyes
2 His tall, thin frame.
3 His stuttering voice, which has often been parodied to exaggerated effect.
4 Often worked with Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock.
5 After 1950 he often played tough, cynical and frequently ruthless characters.
6 Roles in westerns
7 Often played honest, average middle class individuals who are unwittingly drawn into some kind of crisis.
8 Soft-spoken, extremely polite and shy manner, with a very recognizable drawl in his voice.
9 Often worked with his best friend Henry Fonda
10 Dark brown hair and blue eyes
11 His tall, thin frame.
12 His stuttering voice, which has often been parodied to exaggerated effect.
13 Often had a role in the films of Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock
14 After 1950 he often played tough, cynical and frequently ruthless characters.
15 Roles in westerns
16 Often played honest, average middle class individuals who are unwittingly drawn into some kind of crisis.
17 Soft-spoken, extremely polite and shy manner, with a very recognizable drawl in his voice.

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