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Jimmy Stewart

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997), popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an American film and stage actor best known for his self-effacing persona.

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Awesome book and history, Good read.
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review by . August 21, 2010
Great American actor and warrior
One of America's greatest and most versatile actors!!!  I just recently found out that he was a Princeton grad, not surprised.  I loved him in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", “The Glenn Miller Story", " "Harvey", "Vertigo", "It's A Wonderful Life", "Rear Window", and "Strategic Air Command".  His distinctive speaking mannerism and his impeccable comic timing are traits that will forever define his …
review by . December 08, 2009
One of the most successful and enduring careers in the history of motion pictures.
Just take a look at the body of work.  Before turning to the big screen in 1935 JimmyStewart  was already an accomplished Broadway perfomer.  Over the next four decades he would appear in more than six dozen feature films and turn in some of the most memorable acting performances in the history of the movies.  For me, what was most impressive about Jimmy Stewart was that he appeared equally at ease in westerns, comedy or in a dramatic role.  He was always …
Quick Tip by . August 14, 2010
Loved him in Strategic Air Command, also all the Hitchcock movies he did, Hitch could get allot out of Jimmy.
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(born May 20, 1908, Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, California) major American motion-picture star known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters.

Stewart graduated from Princeton University with a degree in architecture and became part of the University Players at Falmouth, Massachusetts, joining such future film actors as Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan. During the years 1932–33, Stewart appeared in a few unsuccessful Broadway plays in which he was usually singled out for praise by New York critics. These positive reviews led to a motion-picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1934; after a couple of uncredited bit parts, he made his film debut in The Murder Man (1935) with Spencer Tracy. At first, Stewart's slow, halting line delivery (perhaps his most readily identifiable trademark) and angular features made him difficult to typecast. His naive, engaging manner, however, led to quick acceptance by the moviegoing public. Stewart was loaned to Columbia for two Frank Capra films that proved pivotal in his career: You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), which brought him his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a shy, idealistic young senator fighting corruption in Congress. He won an Oscar the following year for another film classic, The Philadelphia Story (1940).Sensing America's eventual involvement in the war in Europe, Stewart enlisted in the ...

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Birth Date: May 20, 1908
Birth Place: Indiana, PA
Gender: Male

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