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James Stewart
Annex - Stewart, James (Call Northside 777) 01.jpg
Studio publicity photo for Call Northside 777 (1948)
Born James Maitland Stewart
20 Mey 1908(1908-05-20)
Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died 2 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 names Jimmy Stewart
Eddication Mercersburg Academy
Alma mater Princeton Varsity (1932)
Thrift Actor
Years active 1932–1991
Hame toun Indiana, Pennsylvania
Hauf-marrae(s) Gloria Hatrick McLean (1949–94)
Childer 4 children (includin 2 adoptit stepchilder)
Awairds Lifetime Achievement Awaird (amang ithers)
Military career
Allegiance  Unitit States o Americae
Service/branch US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg Unitit States Airmy Air Forces
Air Force Reserve Command.png Unitit States Air Force Reserve
Years o service 1941–1968
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General Unitit States
Unit 445t Bombardment Group
453rd Bombardment Group
Aicht Air Force
Strategic Air Command
Commands held 703rd Bombardment Squadron
Dobbins Air Force Base
Battles/wars Warld War II
Vietnam War
Awairds Air 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 film an stage actor, 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.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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). June 16, 1999. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  3. "1980 James Stewart Tribute". AFI Life Achievement Award. American Film Institute. Archived frae the oreeginal on June 17, 2010. 
  4. Smith, Lynn (March 30, 2003). "In Supporting Roles". Los Angeles Times. p. 193.