James Stewart an Academy Award winning film and stage actor.

James “Jimmy” Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997), known for his distinctive voice and persona, starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The Philadelphia Story” (1940). In 1985 James Stewart received a Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy for his fifty years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, and with respect and affection of his colleagues. James Stewart also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Cold War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

James "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

James “Jimmy” Stewart
(May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

Brigadier General James Stewart (1960 photo)

Brigadier General James Stewart (1960 photo)

James Stewart and Claudette Colbert in "It's A Wonderful World" (1939)

James Stewart and Claudette Colbert in
“It’s A Wonderful World” (1939)

James Stewart with Katharine Hepburn in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940)

James Stewart with Katharine Hepburn in
“The Philadelphia Story” (1940)

James Stewart and Grace Kelly from "Rear Window" (1954)

James Stewart and Grace Kelly from
“Rear Window” (1954)

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