James Stewart

James Stewart

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Cold War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Read more about James Stewart:  Early Life and Career, Pre-war Success, Military Service, Military Honors, Post-war Success, Collaborations With Hitchcock and Mann, Last Years and Later Career, Death, Personal Life, Filmography, Broadway Performances, Legacy, Honors and Tributes

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