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James Stewart
Studio publicity photo for Call Northside 777 (1948)
BornJames Maitland Stewart
20 Mey 1908(1908-05-20)
Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Dee'd2 Julie 1997(1997-07-02) (aged 89)
Beverly Hills, Californie, U.S.
Cause o daith
Bluid clot in the lung
Restin place
Forest Lawn, Glendale, Californie
Ither namesJimmy Stewart
EddicationMercersburg Academy
Alma materPrinceton Varsity (1932)
  • Actor
  • military officer
Years active1932–1991
Hame tounIndiana, Pennsylvania
Hauf-marrae(s)Gloria Hatrick McLean (1949–94)
AwairdsLifetime Achievement Awaird (amang ithers)
Militar career
Allegiance Unitit States o Americae
Service/branch Unitit States Airmy Air Forces
Unitit States Air Force Reserve
Years o service1941–1968
Rank Brigadier General Unitit States
Unit445t Bombardment Group
453rd Bombardment Group
Aicht Air Force
Strategic Air Command
Commands held703rd Bombardment Squadron
Dobbins Air Force Base
Battles/warsWarld War II
Vietnam War
AwairdsAir Force Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flyin Cross (2)
Air Medal (4)
Airmy Commendation Medal
Airmed Forces Reserve Medal
Presidential Medal o Freedom
French Croix de Guerre wi Palm

James Maitland Stewart[N 1] (Mey 20, 1908 – Julie 2, 1997) wis an American actor an pilot kent for his distinctive drawl vyce an doun-tae-yird persona. Ower the course o his career, he starred in mony films widely considered classics. He wis kent for normally portrayin the average American Middle Cless man, wi everyday life struggles, in his films.[1]

Stewart wis nominatit for five Academy Awairds, winnin ane for The Philadelphia Story (1940), an received an Academy Lifetime Achievement awaird in 1985. In 1999, Stewart wis named the third-greatest male screen leegend o the Gowden Age o Hollywood bi the American Film Institute, ahinr Humphrey Bogart an Cary Grant.[2] The American Film Institute haes an aw named five o Stewart's films tae its leet o the 100 best American films iver made.[3]

He an aw had a notit militar career an wis a Warld War II an Vietnam War veteran an pilot, that rose tae the rank o Brigadier General in the Unitit States Air Force Reserve, acomin the heichest-rankin actor in militar history.[4] In 1985, Stewart wis promotit tae Major General, reserve leet bi Preses Ronald Reagan, an wis awairdit the Presidential Medal o Freedom.

  1. Altho commonly kent as "Jimmy" bi the media an public, Stewart always uised "James".


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  1. "Jimmy Stewart | Reel Hollywood Legends." Reelhollywoodlegends.wordpress.com. Retrieved: June 22, 2013.
  2. "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars". American Film Institute (Afi.com). 16 Juin 1999. Archived frae the original on 13 Januar 2013. Retrieved 22 Juin 2013.
  3. "1980 James Stewart Tribute". AFI Life Achievement Award. American Film Institute. Archived frae the original on 17 Juin 2010.
  4. Smith, Lynn (30 Mairch 2003). "In Supporting Roles". Los Angeles Times. p. 193.