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How rich is James Stewart, Jr.?

James Stewart, Jr. net worth:
$18 Million

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James Stewart Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

James Stewart, Jr., was born on 21st December 1985, in Bartow, Florida USA. Also known as Bubba Stewart, he is a professional motocross racer and the first African-American who has had success at the highest levels of any motorsports associations.

So just how rich is James Stewart? Sources estimate that his net worth is $18 million, all money having been made from motocross racing and endorsements. Specific sources are extensive: His winning percentage is an average 64%, and he has been making between $12,000 and $100,000 for each competition he has won, but this is just the small part of his income.

James Stewart Jr. Net Worth $18 Million

Around 2009, James Stewart was making about $5 million a year, according to Forbes. Now, the media is writing about Bubba’s impressive endorsement deals, which bring him about $10 million a year. He also has developed his own brand, called James Stewart Entertainment, and has launched his own motocross video game, which grossed $10 million. James Stewart has a collection of cars which includes a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, an Audi R8, an Escalade EXT, a Ferrari F430, and 2 Camaros. The athlete has bought a $3 million house in Orange County, California, and also owns a mansion in Haines City, Florida.

Bubba Stewart started practicing this sport at the age of 3 and at 4 years old he entered his first motocross race. As he started motor racing as a child, James Stewart had his first important sponsorship deal with Oakely the age of seven. Before he was 16, the athlete had won 84 national titles as an amateur and, in 2002, he debuted as pro.

In his first pro year, he was named Rookie of the Year, and a year later Teen People included him among the “20 Teens Who Will Change the World”. He has the second highest winning percentage in outdoor nationals in AMA Motocross history and he had one perfect season winning all 24 races in the 450 Class, in 2009. He also raced 31 times in 125cc Nationals and won 28 times, which is better than any other racer in the history of the championship. During his career, he has suffered several serious injuries, but has continued to race after every recovery. He was ranked number 5 on the Monster Energy 30 Greatest AMA Motocrossers by journalists. James Stewart has his own jumping technique, which was called the “Bubba Scrub”.

He has had sponsorship contracts with Yamaha, Nike, Oakley, Suzuki, Answer Racing, Red Bull, Gatorade, San Manuel, Bell Helmets, Kawasaki, and MX vs. ATV Reflex.

In 2011, James Stewart signed a contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and entered NASCAR stock car races, but after just one year, the driver decided to focus on the motocross and left the car races.

James Stewart adds money to his net worth from entertainment. He had his own reality show, “Bubba’s World”, which was aired on Fuel TV. The television show had 2 seasons, in 2010 and 2011.

The motocross racer likes to keep his private life away from the media. However, some things can’t be kept quiet, and in 2014, Bubba Stewart failed a drug test, after being found positive for a type of amphetamine, but he could still race in some competitions organized by MX Sports Pro Racing, but he is effectively ruled out of major competitions until 2016.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rear Window1954L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
The Far Country1954Jeff Webster
The Glenn Miller Story1954Glenn Miller
Tomorrow's Drivers1954ShortThe Story Teller
Thunder Bay1953Steve
The Naked Spur1953Howard Kemp
Carbine Williams1952Marsh Williams
Bend of the River1952Glyn McLyntock
The Greatest Show on Earth1952'Buttons' A Clown
No Highway in the Sky1951Theodore Honey
The Jackpot1950William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
Harvey1950Elwood P. Dowd
Broken Arrow1950Tom Jeffords
Winchester '731950Lin McAdam
Malaya1949John Royer
The Stratton Story1949Monty Stratton
You Gotta Stay Happy1948Marvin Payne
10,000 Kids and a Cop1948Short documentaryIntroductory Narration
Rope1948Rupert Cadell
On Our Merry Way1948Slim
Call Northside 7771948P.J. McNeal
Magic Town1947Rip Smith
It's a Wonderful Life1946George Bailey
Ziegfeld Girl1941Gilbert Young
Pot o' Gold1941Jimmy Haskell
Come Live with Me1941Bill Smith
The Philadelphia Story1940Macaulay Connor
No Time for Comedy1940Gaylord Esterbrook
The Mortal Storm1940Martin Breitner
The Shop Around the Corner1940Alfred Kralik
Destry Rides Again1939Tom Destry Jr.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939Jefferson Smith
It's a Wonderful World1939Guy Johnson
The Ice Follies of 19391939Larry Hall
Made for Each Other1939John Horace Mason
You Can't Take It With You1938Tony Kirby
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 121938Documentary shortJames Stewart
The Shopworn Angel1938Bill Pettigrew
Vivacious Lady1938Peter
Of Human Hearts1938Jason Wilkins
Navy Blue and Gold1937John Cross Carter
The Last Gangster1937Paul North
Seventh Heaven1937Chico
After the Thin Man1936David
Born to Dance1936Ted Barker
The Gorgeous Hussy1936'Rowdy' Dow
Speed1936Terry Martin
Small Town Girl1936Elmer Clampett
Important News1936ShortCornelius Stevens (uncredited)
Wife vs. Secretary1936Dave
Next Time We Love1936Christopher Tyler
Rose-Marie1936John Flower
The Murder Man1935'Shorty'
Art Trouble1934ShortJack Burton (uncredited)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West1991Wylie (voice)
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesMiles Colbert
Right of Way1983TV MovieTeddy Dwyer
Mr. Krueger's Christmas1980TV ShortMr. Krueger
Afurika monogatari1980Old Man
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryMark Twain
The Magic of Lassie1978Clovis Mitchell
The Big Sleep1978General Sternwood
Airport '771977Philip Stevens
Sentimental Journey1976Short
The Shootist1976Dr. Hostetler
Hawkins1973-1974TV SeriesBilly Jim Hawkins
Harvey1972TV MovieElwood P. Dowd
The Jimmy Stewart Show1971-1972TV SeriesProf. James K. Howard / Josiah Kessel
Fools' Parade1971Mattie Appleyard
The Cheyenne Social Club1970John O'Hanlan
Bandolero!1968Mace Bishop
Firecreek1968Johnny Cobb
The Rare Breed1966Burnett
The Flight of the Phoenix1965Frank Towns
Shenandoah1965Charlie
Dear Brigitte1965Professor Robert Leaf
The Jack Benny Program1959-1964TV SeriesJimmy Stewart
Cheyenne Autumn1964Wyatt Earp
Take Her, She's Mine1963Frank Michaelson
How the West Was Won1962Linus Rawlings
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesSlim Conway
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation1962Roger Hobbs
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962Ransom Stoddard
Two Rode Together1961Marshal Guthrie McCabe
The Mountain Road1960Maj. Baldwin
Startime1959TV SeriesAzel Dorsey
The FBI Story1959John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty
Lux Playhouse1959TV SeriesNarrator
Schlitz Playhouse1959TV SeriesNarrator
Anatomy of a Murder1959Paul Biegler
Bell Book and Candle1958Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson
Vertigo1958John 'Scottie' Ferguson
General Electric Theater1955-1957TV SeriesBart / Britt Ponset / Joe Newman
Night Passage1957Grant McLaine
The Spirit of St. Louis1957Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh
The Man Who Knew Too Much1956Dr. Benjamin McKenna
Strategic Air Command1955Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland
The Man from Laramie1955Will Lockhart

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magic of Lassie1978performer: "That Hometown Feeling", "Thanksgiving Prayer"
That's Entertainment!1974Documentary performer: "Easy to Love" 1936 - uncredited
Bell Book and Candle1958performer: "Deck the Halls" - uncredited
Night Passage1957performer: "Follow the River", "You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad"
The Greatest Show on Earth1952performer: "Be a Jumping-Jack"
Pot o' Gold1941performer: "When Johnny Toots His Horn" - uncredited
The Philadelphia Story1940performer: "Over the Rainbow" 1939 - uncredited
The Shopworn Angel1938"K-K-K-Katy" 1918, uncredited / performer: "K-K-K-Katy" 1918 - uncredited
Born to Dance1936performer: "Rolling Home" 1936 uncredited, "Hey, Babe, Hey" 1936, "Easy to Love" 1936 uncredited
The Gorgeous Hussy1936performer: "Listen to the Mockingbird" 1855 - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lux Playhouse1959TV Series 1 episode
Schlitz Playhouse1959TV Series 1 episode
General Electric Theater1957TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary archive source: artwork
Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies1990Short creative consultant

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lux Playhouse1959TV Series producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend1989Documentary acknowledgment
Grace Kelly: The American Princess1987Video documentary thanks
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey1984Documentary thanks
Directed by John Ford1971Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War2014DocumentaryHimself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
John Ford1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Glenn Miller: America's Musical Hero1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Reflections on the Silver Screen1992TV SeriesHimself
Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 51th Annual Golden Apple Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Burt Reynolds' Conversation With1991TV SeriesHimself
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker1991DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Yellow Ribbon Party1991TV SpecialHimself
Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds1991TV SeriesHimself (1991)
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance1991Video documentary shortHimself
The American Ireland Fund Annual Tribute a Salute to Gene Kelly1990TV MovieHimself
A Conversation with Dinah1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala1990TV MovieHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Today1984-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life'1990TV Short documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV SeriesHimself
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Bette Davis1989TV MovieHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
CBS This Morning1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Christmas in Washington1988TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Wogan1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV MovieHimself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1987TV Special documentaryHimself
A Beverly Hills Christmas1987TV MovieHimself - Host
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson1987TV MovieHimself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The Child Help Benefit Special1987TV MovieHimself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Female Television Performer
Great Performances1987TV SeriesHimself
Grace Kelly: The American Princess1987Video documentaryHimself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle1986TV MovieHimself
Josh, the Logan Legend1986DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The 23th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special1986TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1985TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala1985TV MovieHimself
Bitte umblättern1985TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Honorary Award Recipient
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Palace of Dreams1984Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds1984TV MovieHimself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood '841984TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Olympic Gala1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Guest
Cinéma cinémas1984TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1983TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra1983TV MovieHimself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimself
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business1983TV MovieHimself
The Moviemakers1983TV Series
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett1982TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra1982TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Female Entertainer
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
Parkinson1973-1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Is Your Life1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHimself
High Hopes: The Capra Years1981TV Movie documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
All-Star Inaugural Gala1981TV MovieHimself
Stars en Campagne1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Special documentaryHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1979TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns1978TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart1978TV SpecialHimself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The Carol Burnett Show1978TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra1978TV SpecialHimself
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look, Part Two1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
National Geographic Specials1977TV Series documentaryNarrator
Dinah!1976-1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson1977TV SpecialHimself (as Jimmy Stewart)
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler1976TV Special documentaryHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself (as Jimmy Stewart)
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Introducing Rod Steiger to Stage
Stars on Sunday1975TV SeriesHimself - Bible reading
Just One More Time1974ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope1974TV SpecialHimself
ABC Late Night1974TV SeriesHimself
That's Entertainment!1974DocumentaryHimself - Co-Host
The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1967-1974TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Special documentaryHimself
The Julie Andrews Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The American West of John Ford1971TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Directed by John Ford1971DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Pet Set1971TV SeriesHimself
The Brass Are Comin'1970TV MovieHimself
Film Night1970TV SeriesHimself
Die Cowboy-Stadt1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Movie Game1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Cinema1967TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Star Spangled Revue1966ShortHimself
The 22th Annual Golden Globes Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Password All-Stars1963-1964TV SeriesPanelist / Himself
The 36th Annual Academy Awards1964TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Cinematography Awards
The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille1963TV Movie documentaryHimself
What's My Line?1963TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Jack Benny Program1952-1962TV SeriesHimself
X-151961Himself / Narrator (voice)
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Honorary Award for Gary Cooper
The George Gobel Show1955-1960TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood1960TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1959TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The Heart of Show Business1957ShortHimself, Narrator
Inside Beverly Hills1956TV MovieHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends1955TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards
The Actor's Society Benefit Gala1949TV MovieHimself - Performer
Thunderbolt1947Documentary shortHimself
American Creed1946ShortHimself
Fellow Americans1942Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Winning Your Wings1942ShortHimself (as Lieutenant James Stewart)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Hobbies1939Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Goes to Town1938Short documentaryHimself (as Jimmy Stewart)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons2005Documentary
The Last Mogul2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004Documentary
In the Good Old Summertime Intro2004Video documentary shortAlfred Kralik
Ziegfeld Girl Intro2004Video documentary shortGilbert Young
The Award Show Awards Show2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHimself
The True Story of Seabiscuit2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films2003DocumentaryNarrator
50 Greatest TV Animals2003TV Movie documentaryClovis Mitchell (uncredited)
Frank Capra and James Stewart2001TV Short documentaryHimself
Screenwriter John Michael Hayes on 'Rear Window'2001Video documentary shortL.B. Jefferies (uncredited)
'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic2000Video documentary
4 Vertigo2000ShortJohn 'Scottie' Ferguson
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin2000TV Movie documentaryRansom Stoddard
The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies2000Video documentary
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot1999TV Movie documentaryConveyor of Yeti Finger (as Jimmy Stewart)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialGeorge Bailey (uncredited)
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'How the West Was Won'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryactor 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' (uncredited)
Obsessed with Vertigo1997TV Short documentaryDetective John "Scottie" Ferguson
Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas1997TV Movie documentaryGeorge Bailey
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Commandos1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryP.J. McNeal (uncredited)
Escape from It's a Wonderful Life1996TV MovieGeorge Bailey (uncredited)
Marlene Dietrich: Shadow and Light1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Éste es mi barrio1996TV SeriesGeorge Bailey
The Universal Story1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHoward Kemp (uncredited)
Women of the House1995TV SeriesHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
Entertaining the Troops1994DocumentaryHimself
Renegade1994TV SeriesGeorge Bailey
La classe américaine1993TV MovieJacques
Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade1993TV SpecialHimself
Menace II Society1993George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life' (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHimself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHimself
Rock Hudson's Home Movies1992DocumentaryLin McAdam
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wogan1991TV SeriesHimself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend1989DocumentaryHimself
The 1940's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself
Cinema Paradiso1988George Bailey (uncredited)
Muppet Babies1988TV Series
Cheers1987TV SeriesGeorge Bailey
That's Dancing!1985DocumentaryHimself (clip from "Born to Dance")
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 22nd Anniversary1984TV MovieHimself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sans Soleil1983DocumentaryHimself / John 'Scottie' Ferguson
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 17th Anniversary Special1979TV MovieHimself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryJefferson Smith / George Bailey / Charles A. Lindbergh
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'Ziegfeld Girl'
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975Documentary
The World at War1974TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Squadron Commander
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHimself
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...1965TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars1956Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
MGM Parade1955TV SeriesMacaulay Connor
Screen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform1954Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Laugh Parade1953ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots 2856: It Was Only Yesterday1950ShortJimmy Stewart
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Party1948ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform1943Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 71942ShortHimself
Breakdowns of 19411941ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Miracle of Sound1940Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood: Style Center of the World1940Documentary shortHimself
Land of Liberty1939
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 81939Documentary shortHimself
The First Gangster and the Last Gangster1937Documentary shortHimself - Actor in 'The Last Gangster'
A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God2015DocumentaryHimself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesGeorge Bailey
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesHimself
John Ford et Monument Valley2013DocumentaryHimself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentaryJefferson Smith
Nazi Titanic2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas!2011TV Movie documentaryGeorge Bailey (as Jimmy Stewart)
Special Collector's Edition2011TV SeriesJohn 'Scottie' Ferguson
These Amazing Shadows2011DocumentaryHimself
Shooting the Hollywood Stars2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars of the Silver Screen2011TV SeriesHimself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryJefferson Smith / Lin McAdam
The Rachel Maddow Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryJefferson Smith
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryGeorge Bailey (uncredited)
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentaryVarious Roles
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year2009TV Movie documentary
American Masters1989-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesGlenn Miller
Warner at War2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryJefferson Smith (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryPaul Biegler (uncredited)
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryRansom Stoddard (uncredited)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin2008DocumentaryHimself
Biography1997-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieHimself
Polònia2006TV SeriesGeorge Bailey
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Ben Gazzara2005TV MoviePaul Biegler (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Desert Palm Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
1990Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
1990Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
1990Lifetime Achievement AwardShoWest Convention, USA
1985Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA

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1985Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1982Honorary Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film Festival
1980Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaHawkins (1973)
1971Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1970Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the YearTogether with Robert S. Young
1969Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1965Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star
1963Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)· Willis Goldbeck, John Ford, James Warner Bellah, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, John Wayne
1962Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest ActorMr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Dramatic PerformanceAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1708 Vine Street.
1959NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1959Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalBest ActorAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1958Zulueta PrizeSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest ActorVertigo (1958)
1949Most Popular Male StarPhotoplay AwardsThe Stratton Story (1949)
1941OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Philadelphia Story (1940)
1939NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic or Theatrical ProgramRight of Way (1983)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star13th place.
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star15th place.
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star11th place.
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - Musical/ComedyMr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star12th place.
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star14th place.
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star11th place.
1960OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorAnatomy of a Murder (1959)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star4th place.
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star6th place.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star5th place.
1955BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorThe Glenn Miller Story (1954)
1951OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleHarvey (1950)
1951Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaHarvey (1950)
1940OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Comedy PerformanceMr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Action PerformanceTwo 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

#Fact
1The 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.
2He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: You Can't Take It With You (1938) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).
3Release of the book, "James Stewart: A Biography" by 'Marc Eliot'.
4Release of the book, "James Stewart: Bomber Pilot" by Starr Smith.
5Was a Boy Scout.
6Turned down the role of Grandpa in Honkytonk Man (1982).
7At 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.
8Daniel 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.
9He became good friends with the actress Maureen O'Hara during the filming of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962).
10Principal speaker at Veterans Rights ceremony - Arlington, VA, November 1956.
11Burt 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.
12Allegedly hated the nickname "Jimmy".
13Some 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.
14Gary Cooper considered Stewart to be his closest friend.
15As 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).
16Stewart had two grandsons, John and David Merritt.
17His daughter Judy married the banker Steven Merritt in 1979, but they later divorced.
18His daughter Kelly graduated from Stanford University, and she earned her Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
19His daughter Kelly married the Cambridge University professor Alexander "Sandy" Harcourt in London in 1977.
20His daughter Kelly and her husband teach at the University of California at Davis.
21African-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".
22Along with Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford, Stewart has 8 films in the Imdb's Top 250 movie list.
23Wearing his Army Air Forces uniform, he presented Gary Cooper with his Best Actor Oscar for Sergeant York (1941).
24Following 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.
25Made London stage debut in 1975 with "Harvey".
26After 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.
27Joined 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.
28In March 2008 a proposal was submitted to award Stewart the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his services to the nation.
29He 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.
30Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
31In 1999 the American Film Institute named him the third greatest male star of all time.
32Stewart 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.
33He was a frequent guest at the White House throughout the 1980s, addressing the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday, January 20th, 1981.
34Originally intended to make On Golden Pond (1981), but Jane Fonda bought the rights before he could.
35Pictured on a 41¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Friday, August 17th, 2007.
36His 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.".
37He actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, after Goldwater had voted against the Civil Rights Act.
38He 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!".
39Stewart 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.
40Stewart 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.
41In 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.
42He never had any cosmetic surgery, unlike his friends Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne.
43Deliberately 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.
44He 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.
45Stewart underwent surgery for skin cancer in 1983.
46Stewart 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!"
47Stewart 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.
48In 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.
49He 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).
50During 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.".
51His father, Alexander, died of stomach cancer on Thursday, December 28th, 1961, at the age of eighty-nine.
52His mother, Bessie, died on Sunday, August 2nd, 1953, a week after suffering a severe heart attack at the age of seventy-eight.
53Fell 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.
54Campaigned for Richard Nixon in the 1968 and 1972 Presidential elections.
55Stewart 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.
56Stewart 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.
57Medals 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.
58According 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.
59Three 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.
60His 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.
61After 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.
62His jazz and blues piano-playing skills were showcased in Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
63His performance as James "Scottie" Ferguson in Vertigo (1958) is ranked #30 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
64His 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).
65Replaced Cary Grant as Rupert Cadell in Rope (1948). Ironically, Grant replaced him as Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959).
66Of all the films that he had done It's a Wonderful Life (1946) was his favorite one.
67Stewart 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.
68Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award, by his friend President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1985.
69Upon 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.).
70While 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.
71Upon 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.
72Hosted the Academy Awards in 1946 (alongside Bob Hope), 1958 (alongside David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Bob Hope and "Donald Duck").
73While 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.
74His death was on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, and this was just one day after the death of Robert Mitchum, on Tuesday, July 1, 1997.
75Accepted his friend Gary Cooper's honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1961, because Cooper was dying of cancer.
76Was very good friends with Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, John Wayne and Gary Cooper.
77According 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.
78Was named #3 on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends Actor list by the American Film Institute
79He was voted the 9th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
80His 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.
81His 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.
82One of the first (if not the first) stars to receive a percentage of the gross of his movies.
83His mother's maiden name was Jackson. Her father, Colonel Samuel Jackson, served in the War Between the States.
84Was a bachelor until the age of 41. His only wife, Gloria Stewart, was ten years younger than him.
85A true "regular guy," he genuinely disliked the glamor often basked in by the Hollywood stars, avoiding expensive clothes and fancy cars.
86Despite 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.
87President 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."
88Over 3,000 people, mostly Hollywood celebrities, attended his funeral to pay their respects.
89His 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.
90He once said the public was his biggest critic, and that if they didn't like his performance, then neither did he.
91While 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.
92Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1972.
93Most 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.
94Hit #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
95Many of his works were donated to Brigham Young University in 1983, including his personal copy of It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
96Stewart starred in the NBC Radio series "The Six Shooter" in 1953 - 54.
97Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors in 1983.
98Introduced 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).
99Was a regular on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts." He was even a guest of honor in 1978.
100He 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.
101Often 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.
102Stewart played the accordion.
103When 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.
104Never took an acting lesson, and felt that people could learn more when actually working rather than studying the craft.
105He 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.
106James was named Best Classic Actor of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll. [September 1999]
107His 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.
108The 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.
109When 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.
110Stewart attended Princeton University from 1925 to 1929, graduating with a bachelor's degree in architecture.
111The James Stewart Museum was dedicated in Indiana, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 20th, 1995.
112He 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.
113Ranked #10 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
114The 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.
115He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: You Can't Take It With You (1938) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).
116Release of the book, "James Stewart: A Biography" by 'Marc Eliot'.
117Release of the book, "James Stewart: Bomber Pilot" by Starr Smith.
118Was a Boy Scout.
119Turned down the role of Grandpa in Honkytonk Man (1982).
120At 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.
121Daniel 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.
122He became good friends with the actress Maureen O'Hara during the filming of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962).
123Principal speaker at Veterans Rights ceremony - Arlington, VA, November 1956.
124Burt 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.
125Allegedly hated the nickname "Jimmy".
126Some 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.
127Gary Cooper considered Stewart to be his closest friend.
128As 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).
129Stewart had two grandsons, John and David Merritt.
130His daughter Judy married the banker Steven Merritt in 1979, but they later divorced.
131His daughter Kelly graduated from Stanford University, and she earned her Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
132His daughter Kelly married the Cambridge University professor Alexander "Sandy" Harcourt in London in 1977.
133His daughter Kelly and her husband teach at the University of California at Davis.
134African-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".
135Along with Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford, Stewart has 8 films in the Imdb's Top 250 movie list.
136Wearing his Army Air Forces uniform, he presented Gary Cooper with his Best Actor Oscar for Sergeant York (1941).
137Following 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.
138Made London stage debut in 1975 with "Harvey".
139After 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.
140Joined 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.
141In March 2008 a proposal was submitted to award Stewart the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his services to the nation.
142He 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.
143Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
144In 1999 the American Film Institute named him the third greatest male star of all time.
145Stewart 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.
146He was a frequent guest at the White House throughout the 1980s, addressing the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan on Tuesday, January 20th, 1981.
147Originally intended to make On Golden Pond (1981), but Jane Fonda bought the rights before he could.
148Pictured on a 41¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Friday, August 17th, 2007.
149His 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.".
150He actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, after Goldwater had voted against the Civil Rights Act.
151He 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!".
152Stewart 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.
153Stewart 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.
154In 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.
155He never had any cosmetic surgery, unlike his friends Gary Cooper, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne.
156Deliberately 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.
157He 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.
158Stewart underwent surgery for skin cancer in 1983.
159Stewart 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!"
160Stewart 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.
161In 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.
162He 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).
163During 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.".
164His father, Alexander, died of stomach cancer on Thursday, December 28th, 1961, at the age of eighty-nine.
165His mother, Bessie, died on Sunday, August 2nd, 1953, a week after suffering a severe heart attack at the age of seventy-eight.
166Fell 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.
167Campaigned for Richard Nixon in the 1968 and 1972 Presidential elections.
168Stewart 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.
169Stewart 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.
170Medals 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.
171According 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.
172Three 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.
173His 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.
174After 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.
175His jazz and blues piano-playing skills were showcased in Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
176His performance as James "Scottie" Ferguson in Vertigo (1958) is ranked #30 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
177His 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).
178Replaced Cary Grant as Rupert Cadell in Rope (1948). Ironically, Grant replaced him as Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959).
179Of all the films that he had done It's a Wonderful Life (1946) was his favorite one.
180Stewart 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.
181Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian award, by his friend President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1985.
182Upon 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.).
183While 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.
184Upon 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.
185Hosted the Academy Awards in 1946 (alongside Bob Hope), 1958 (alongside David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Bob Hope and "Donald Duck").
186While 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.
187His death was on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, and this was just one day after the death of Robert Mitchum, on Tuesday, July 1, 1997.
188Accepted his friend Gary Cooper's honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1961, because Cooper was dying of cancer.
189Was very good friends with Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, John Wayne and Gary Cooper.
190According 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.
191Was named #3 on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends Actor list by the American Film Institute
192He was voted the 9th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
193His 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.
194His 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.
195One of the first (if not the first) stars to receive a percentage of the gross of his movies.
196His mother's maiden name was Jackson. Her father, Colonel Samuel Jackson, served in the War Between the States.
197Was a bachelor until the age of 41. His only wife, Gloria Stewart, was ten years younger than him.
198A true "regular guy," he genuinely disliked the glamor often basked in by the Hollywood stars, avoiding expensive clothes and fancy cars.
199Despite 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.
200President 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."
201Over 3,000 people, mostly Hollywood celebrities, attended his funeral to pay their respects.
202His 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.
203He once said the public was his biggest critic, and that if they didn't like his performance, then neither did he.
204While 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.
205Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1972.
206Most 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.
207Hit #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
208Many of his works were donated to Brigham Young University in 1983, including his personal copy of It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
209Stewart starred in the NBC Radio series "The Six Shooter" in 1953 - 54.
210Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors in 1983.
211Introduced 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).
212Was a regular on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts." He was even a guest of honor in 1978.
213He 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.
214Often 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.
215Stewart played the accordion.
216When 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.
217Never took an acting lesson, and felt that people could learn more when actually working rather than studying the craft.
218He 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.
219James was named Best Classic Actor of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll. [September 1999]
220His 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.
221The 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.
222When 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.
223Stewart attended Princeton University from 1925 to 1929, graduating with a bachelor's degree in architecture.
224The James Stewart Museum was dedicated in Indiana, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 20th, 1995.
225He 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.
226Ranked #10 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

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1I 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.
11From 1932 through 1934 I'd only worked three months. Every play I got into folded.
12I'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.
14I'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.
17I 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.
21John 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.
23You 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?
24I 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.
25Mr. Hitchcock [Alfred Hitchcock] did not say actors are cattle. He said they should be treated like cattle.
26I am James Stewart playing James Stewart. I couldn't mess around with the characterizations. I play variations on myself.
27If 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.
31John 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.
33If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, "Speed it up a little".
34The 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.
35I'm the inarticulate man who tries. I don't really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it.
36I 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.
38It'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.
40There 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.
42Sometimes 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.
52From 1932 through 1934 I'd only worked three months. Every play I got into folded.
53I'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.
55I'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.
58I 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.
62John 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.
64You 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?
65I 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.
66Mr. Hitchcock [Alfred Hitchcock] did not say actors are cattle. He said they should be treated like cattle.
67I am James Stewart playing James Stewart. I couldn't mess around with the characterizations. I play variations on myself.
68If 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.
72John 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.
74If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, "Speed it up a little".
75The 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.
76I'm the inarticulate man who tries. I don't really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it.
77I 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.
79It'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.
81There 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.
83Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing a Jimmy Stewart imitation myself.

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

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