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James Stewart

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James Stewart

American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and his everyman personaadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1908.

Countries: United States (67%), California (9%), United Kingdom (4%)

Main connections: Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan, The Shop Around the Corner

Linked to: Princeton University, The New York Times, Air Force Association, Campbell Soup Company

 

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James Stewart was born in 1908 add something


1910

James Stewart in the 1910 US Census, 1920 US Census, 1930 US Census, and the Social Security Death Index. add something


1928

Stewart attended Mercersburg Academy prep school, graduating in 1928. add something

 

Stewart enrolled at Princeton in 1928 as a member of the class of 1932. add something

 

The company had been organized in 1928 and would run until 1932, with Joshua Logan, Bretaigne Windust, and Charles Leatherbee as directors. add something


1930

Universal Studios - A popular Universal film of the late 1930s was "Destry Rides Again" , starring James Stewart as Destry and Marlene Dietrich in her comeback role after leaving Paramount Studios


1931

The troupe had previously included Henry Fonda, who married Margaret Sullavan on Christmas Day 1931, while the University Players were in Baltimore, Maryland, for an 18-week winter season. add something

 

Sullavan, who had rejoined the University Players in Baltimore in November 1931 at the close of the post-Broadway tour of A Modern Virgin, left the Players for good at the end of The Trial of Mary Dugan in Baltimore in March 1932. add something

 

Karl Swenson - It was during "Verdun" that Swenson became acquainted with Bretaigne Windust, who was assistant stage manager for that production and one of the founding directors of the University Players, a summer stock company in West Falmouth on Cape Cod. As a principal player with University Players during its summer seasons of 1931 and 1932, and during its 18-week winter season in Baltimore, Maryland, in between, Swenson, as Peter Wayne, acted alongside such other unknowns as Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan, Joshua Logan, James Stewart, Barbara O'Neil, Mildred Natwick, Kent Sm


1932

By the time Stewart joined the University Players on Cape Cod after his graduation from Princeton in 1932, Fonda and Sullavan's brief marriage had ended. add something

 

Stewart performed in bit parts in the Players' productions in Cape Cod during the summer of 1932, after he graduated. add something

 

Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood , Stewart cultivated a versatile career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Mortal Storm, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Shenandoah, Rear Window, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Shop Around the Corner, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Vertigo. add something


1934

Aside from an unbilled appearance in a Shemp Howard comedy short called Art Trouble in 1934, his first film was the poorly received Spencer Tracy vehicle The Murder Man, but Rose Marie, an adaptation of a popular operetta, was more successful. add something

 

By 1934, he had gotten more substantial stage roles, including the modest hit Page Miss Glory and his first dramatic stage role in Sidney Howard's Yellow Jack, which convinced him to continue his acting career. add something

 

In the fall of 1934, Fonda's success in The Farmer Takes a Wife took him to Hollywood . add something

 

When Henry Fonda moved to Hollywood in 1934, he was again a roommate with Stewart in an apartment in Brentwood and the two gained a reputation as playboys. add something

 

Alfred Hitchcock - Hitchcock successfully remade his own 1934 film The Man Who Knew Too Much in 1956, this time starring Stewart and Doris Day, who sang the theme song, "Que Sera, Sera" (which won the Oscar for "Best Original Song" and became a big hit for Day).

 

Peggy Shannon - In 1934, Shannon returned to New York City to do the Broadway show "Page Miss Glory," playing the girlfriend of unknown James Stewart


1935

An early interest in flying led Stewart to gain his Private Pilot certificate in 1935 and Commercial Pilot certificate in 1938. add something

 

From the beginning of Stewart's career in 1935, through his final theatrical project in 1991, he appeared in 92 films, television programs and shorts. add something

 

With Fonda's encouragement, Stewart agreed to take a screen test, after which he signed a contract with MGM in April 1935, as a contract player for up to seven years at $350 a week. add something


1936

In 1936, he acquired big-time agent Leland Hayward, who would eventually marry Sullavan. add something

 

Stewart found his footing in Hollywood thanks largely to Sullavan, who campaigned for Stewart to be her leading man in the 1936 romantic comedy Next Time We Love. add something

 

Wendy Barrie - Loaned to MGM, Barrie starred opposite James Stewart in the 1936 film "Speed"


1937

Simone Simon - Among others, she was cast in the Janet Gaynor role in the 1937 remake of the silent classic "Seventh Heaven" , which co-starred James Stewart and flopped

 

Tommy Bond - Throughout his lifetime, Bond appeared in 73 films, was a charter member of the Screen Actors Guild, joining in 1937, and worked with many Hollywood stars in the years of 1933 to 1951, including James Stewart, Eleanor_Powell, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, and Eddie Cantor among many others


1938

In 1938, Stewart had a brief, tumultuous, and well-publicized romance with Hollywood queen Norma Shearer, whose husband, Irving Thalberg, head of production at MGM, had died two years earlier. add something

 

Stewart began a successful partnership with director Frank Capra in 1938, when he was loaned out to Columbia Pictures to star in You Can't Take It With You. Frank Capra had been impressed by Stewart's minor role in Navy Blue and Gold. add something


1939

Considered a highly proficient pilot, he even entered a cross-country race as a co-pilot in 1939. add something

 

Destry Rides Again, released in 1939, became Stewart's first western film, a genre with which he would become identified later in his career. add something

 

Lew Ayres - During this time, Ayres co-starred with Joan Crawford and James Stewart in "The Ice Follies of 1939

 

Philip Barry - His best known work is "The Philadelphia Story" , which was made into a popular 1940 film starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart

 

Carole Lombard - In 1939, Lombard took roles opposite James Stewart in producer David O. Selznick's "Made for Each Other" and Cary Grant in "In Name Only"

 

MCA Inc. - In 1939, MCA's headquarters moved from Chicago to Beverly Hills, California, creating a movie division and beginning to acquire talent agencies and represent established actors such as James Stewart, Henry_Fonda, Bette Davis, and Ronald Reagan, whom Wasserman became very close with personally

 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Smith Goes to Washington"' is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, about one man's effect on American politics


1940

In 1940, Stewart and Margaret Sullavan reunited for two films. add something

 

Stewart was drafted in late 1940, a situation that coincided with the lapse in his MGM contract, marking a turning point in Stewart's career, with 28 movies to his credit at that point. add something

 

Later in 1940, Stewart was drafted into the United States Army but was rejected for failing to meet height and weight requirements for new recruits—Stewart was five pounds under the standard. add something

 

Bruce Bennett - Bennett appeared in many films in the 1940s and early 1950s, including "Sahara" with Humphrey Bogart, "Mildred Pierce" with Joan Crawford, "Nora Prentiss" with Ann Sheridan, "Dark Passage" with Bogart and Lauren Bacall, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" with Bogart and Walter Huston, "Mystery Street" , "Sudden Fear" with Joan Crawford and Gloria Grahame, and "Strategic Air Command" with James Stewart

 

Ruth Hussey - For a 1940 "A" picture role she was nominated for an Academy *award for her turn as Elizabeth Imbrie, the cynical magazine photographer and almost-girlfriend of James Stewart's character Macaulay Connor in "The Philadelphia Story"

 

Dorothy Fay - In 1940, she asked Monogram to give her a different part and was loaned to MGM for a small role in "The Philadelphia Story", which starred Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart

 

The Shop Around the Corner - "'The Shop Around the Corner"' is a 1940 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring James Stewart, Margaret_Sullavan, and Frank Morgan

 

The Shop Around the Corner - "The Shop Around the Corner" was dramatized in two separate half-hour broadcasts of "The Screen Guild Theater", first on September 29, 1940, with Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, second on February 26, 1945, with Van Johnson and Phyllis Thaxter


1941

Stewart subsequently attempted to enlist in the Army Air Corps, but still came in under the weight requirement, although he persuaded the AAC enlistment officer to run new tests, this time passing the weigh-in, with the result that Stewart enlisted in the Army in March 1941. add something

 

Ziegfeld Follies - In 1941 M-G-M released "Ziegfeld Girl", starring Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, James Stewart and Tony Martin which was set in the 1920s

 

The Great Ziegfeld - In 1941, Metro-Goldwyn-May 1936 er produced a sequel entitled "Ziegfeld Girl", starring James Stewart, Judy_Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner, which recycled some film from "The Great Ziegfeld"

 

The Great Ziegfeld - MGM made two more "Ziegfeld" films - one entitled "Ziegfeld Girl" , starring James Stewart, Judy_Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner, which recycled some film from "The Great Ziegfeld", and in 1946, "Ziegfeld Follies" by Vincente Minnelli


1942

Stewart continued his military training and earned a commission as a second lieutenant in January 1942, just after the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the US directly into the conflict. add something


1944

His former agent Leland Hayward got out of the talent business in 1944 after selling his A-list of stars, including Stewart, to MCA. The move made Stewart one of the first independently contracted actors, and gave him more freedom to choose roles. add something

 

In 1944, he twice received the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. add something

 

In March 1944, he was transferred as group operations officer to the 453rd Bombardment Group, a new B-24 unit that had been experiencing difficulties. add something

 

In July 1944, after flying 20 combat missions, Stewart was made Chief of Staff of the 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing of the Eighth Air Force, and though he was no longer required or expected to fly missions, he continued to do so. add something

 

Stewart decided to return to the stage for the Mary Chase-penned comedy, Harvey, which had opened to nearly universal praise in November 1944. add something

 

Josephine Hull - Hull and Canadian-born Jean Adair did play the Brewster sisters in the 1944 film "Arsenic and Old Lace" , and Hull was in the screen version of "Harvey" as well, playing James Stewart's sister


1945

Upon Stewart's return to Hollywood in fall 1945, he decided not to renew his MGM contract. add something

 

At the beginning of June 1945, Stewart was the presiding officer of the court-martial of a pilot and navigator who were charged with dereliction of duty when they accidentally bombed the Swiss city of Zurich the previous March—the first instance of U.S. personnel being tried for an attack on a neutral country. add something


1946

Adriana Caselotti - In 1946, she had an uncredited role, singing in Martini's bar as James Stewart was praying, in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life"


1948

Stewart's first movie with Hitchcock was the technologically innovative 1948 film Rope, shot in long "real time" takes. add something

 

Leonarde Keeler - He went as far as appearing in person in the 1948 film noir docudrama, Call Northside 777 with James Stewart, Richard Conte, and Lee J. Cobb, playing himself

 

Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard


1949

Stewart was married to wife Gloria from 1949 to her death in 1994. add something

 

Nino Tempo - A child actor, he worked in motion pictures in such films as 1949's "The Red Pony" and in 1953's "The Glenn Miller Story" starring James Stewart

 

Sydney Greenstreet - After a mere eight years, in 1949, Greenstreet's film career ended with Malaya, in which he was billed third, after Spencer Tracy and James Stewart.

 

Ford Rainey - Rainey was a familiar face in motion pictures, including his 1949 film debut "White Heat", "Perfect Strangers", "The Sand Pebbles" with Steve McQueen and "Two Rode Together" with James Stewart


1950

In the 1950s he had made guest appearances on the Jack Benny Program. add something

 

Other notable performances by Stewart during this time include the critically acclaimed 1950 Delmer Daves western Broken Arrow, which featured Stewart as an ex-soldier and Indian agent making peace with the Apache; a troubled clown in the 1952 Best Picture The Greatest Show on Earth; and Stewart's role as Charles Lindbergh in Billy Wilder's 1957 film The Spirit of St. Louis. add something

 

Stewart's first appearance in a film directed by Mann came with the 1950 western, Winchester '73. add something

 

John McIntire - His films include the film noir classic "The Asphalt Jungle" , the 1960 Hitchcock thriller "Psycho" and the 1960 drama "Elmer Gantry", but some of his more memorable roles were in westerns such as the acclaimed "Winchester '73" and "The Far Country" , both with James Stewart, and "The Tin Star", with Henry Fonda

 

Mary Chase (playwright) - In 1950, Harvey was made into a Universal film, starring James Stewart, with Mary collaborating with Oscar Brodney in writing the screenplay

 

Corinne Calvet - In the 1950s, Calvet appeared in a string of films, usually playing French characters, opposite such leading men as Danny Kaye , Joseph Cotten , James Cagney , James Stewart , Alan Ladd , Tony Curtis and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

 

Universal Studios - Leading actors were increasingly free to work where and when they chose, and in 1950 MCA agent Lew Wasserman made a deal with Universal for his client James Stewart that would change the rules of the business

 

Harvey (film) - "'Harvey"' is a 1950 film based on Mary Chase's play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull


1951

As Stewart loved to recount in self-mockery, "I, I, I pitched the big question to her last night and to my surprise she, she, she said yes/" Stewart adopted her two sons, Michael and Ronald, and with Gloria he had twin daughters, Judy and Kelly, on May 7, 1951. add something

 

New York: William Sloane Associates, 1951. add something

 

Broken Arrow (1950 film) - It was presented as a half-hour broadcast of Screen Director's Playhouse on September 7, 1951, with James Stewart and Jeff Chandler in their original film roles


1952

Shaver Transportation Company - "Henderson" was used in the film "Bend in the River" in 1952, which was filmed in Oregon and on the Columbia River, and starred James Stewart


1953

He starred in the western radio show The Six Shooter for its one-season run from 1953 to 1954. add something

 

Jerry Gray (arranger) - In 1953 he and Henry Mancini worked together on the biopic The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart and June Allyson

 

Joanne Dru - She appeared in the James Stewart drama "Thunder Bay" in 1953 and a Martin and Lewis comedy "3 Ring Circus"


1954

Stewart became the highest-grossing star of 1954 as a result. add something

 

Grace Kelly - In April 1954, Kelly flew to Colombia for a 10-day shoot on her next project, "Green Fire", with Stewart Granger


1955

Strategic Air Command, released in 1955, allowed Stewart to use his experiences in the United States Air Force on film. add something

 

Clifford Schoeffler - This incident would provide the basis for the 1955 film Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart which Schoeffler served as a consultant


1957

Slim Aarons - In California, he shot his most praised photo, "Kings of Hollywood", a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear


1958

Barbara Bel Geddes - In 1958, Alfred Hitchcock cast her with James Stewart in "Vertigo" as the long-suffering bohemian, Midge

 

Bell, Book and Candle - "'Bell, Book and Candle"' is a 1958 American romantic comedy Technicolor film directed by Richard Quine, based on the successful Broadway play by John Van Druten, which stars James Stewart and Kim Novak in their second of four on-screen pairing


1959

Alongside acting, Stewart was an accomplished member of the United States Air Force, and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1959. add something

 

Stewart continued to play a role in the United States Air Force Reserve after the war, achieving the rank of Brigadier General on July 23, 1959. add something

 

James Best - He played the outlaw Billy John in "Ride Lonesome" , Dr. Ben Mizer in the 1966 comedy "Three on a Couch", the cross-dressing Dewey Barksdale in the 1976 drama "Ode to Billy Joe," and the gunfighter Drew in "Firecreek" , with James Stewart and Henry Fonda

 

Murray Hamilton - Other notable big-screen appearances include the critically acclaimed 1959 film "Anatomy of a Murder" with James Stewart, in which he played the bartender Al Pacquette from Thunder Bay, Michigan who gives testimony in the murder of Barney Quill


1960

In 1960, James Stewart was awarded the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and received his fifth and final Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, for his role in the 1959 Otto Preminger film Anatomy of a Murder. add something

 

Lisa Lu - In 1960, she was the female lead in the antiwar film, The Mountain Road, which starred James Stewart and which was based on the novel of the same name by the China war correspondent Theodore H. White, who had since turned to reporting on U.S. politics


1961

Linda Cristal - In 1961, she starred with James Stewart in the western "Two Rode Together"

 

Art Carney - In 1961-62, Art Carney played Frank Michaelson in an English comedy by Phoebe & Henry Ephron entitled "Take Her, She's Mine" with Phyllis Thaxter as his co-star in the Biltmore Theatre in New York two seasons before his role in "the Odd Couple" in the Plymouth Theatre in New York; the character was played by James Stewart in the 1963 film version

 

Gary Cooper - Cooper was too ill to attend the Academy Awards ceremony in April 1961, so his close friend James Stewart accepted the honorary Oscar on his behalf.


1962

How the West Was Won (which Ford co-directed, though without directing Stewart's scenes) and Cheyenne Autumn were western epics released in 1962 and 1964 respectively. add something

 

John Ford - Also in 1962, Ford directed his fourth and last TV production, Flashing Spikes, a baseball story made for the Alcoa Premiere series and starring James Stewart, Jack_Warden, Patrick Wayne and Tige Andrews, with Harry Carey, Jr. and a lengthy surprise appearance by John Wayne, billed in the credits as "Michael Morris.

 

Russ Tamblyn - He appeared in two 1962 MGM-Cinerama movies, "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" with a cast that included Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Boehm, Barbara Eden, Jim Backus, and Buddy Hackett, and "How the West Was Won" with a cast that included Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart and John Wayne

 

Lee Van Cleef - He played one of Lee Marvin's villainous henchmen in the 1962 John Ford classic "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", with James Stewart and John Wayne


1964

May, Paul Tibbets, and Bruce Sundlun were founding directors of the board of Tibbets' Executive Jet Aviation Corporation. add something

 

Dolores del Rio - In 1964, she appeared in the film "Cheyenne Autumn" directed by John Ford, with a cast that included Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, Gilbert_Roland, Ricardo Montalbán and Sal Mineo

 

Cheyenne Autumn - "'Cheyenne Autumn"' is a 1964 Western movie starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson


1965

Kevin Hagen - But he considered his big break the role of a Confederate soldier who kills James Stewart's son and daughter-in-law in the 1965 film "Shenandoah"

 

Brigitte Bardot - In 1965, she appeared as herself in the Hollywood production "Dear Brigitte" starring James Stewart, one of the few American films in which she appeared


1966

In 1966, Brigadier General James Stewart flew as a non-duty observer in a B-52 on a bombing mission during the Vietnam War. At the time of his B-52 flight, he refused the release of any publicity regarding his participation, as he did not want it treated as a stunt, but as part of his job as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. add something


1968

After 27 years of service, Stewart retired from the Air Force on May 31, 1968. add something

 

Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. add something

 

Charlton Heston - Following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.

 

Charlton Heston - Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.


1969

Lean was killed in action on June 8, 1969, at the age of 24, while serving as a Marine Corps Lieutenant in Vietnam. add something

 

Davis Grubb - His 1969 novel "Fools' Parade" would be made into a motion picture starring James Stewart


1970

Mary Chase (playwright) - A 1970 "Harvey" revival, starring James Stewart and Helen Hayes, was successful and ran for 79 performances while a 1981 musical adaptation of "Harvey", entitled "Say Hello to Harvey", failed after a six week run amid negative reviews in Toronto

 

Helen Hayes - Her last Broadway show was a 1970 revival of "Harvey", in which she co-starred with James Stewart

 

Henry Fonda - In 1970, Fonda and Stewart costarred in the western The Cheyenne Social Club, a minor film in which they humorously argued politics.

 

John Dehner - In 1970, he appeared in "The Cheyenne Social Club" with James Stewart and Henry Fonda

 

Lonesome Dove (TV miniseries) - Originally developed in the 1970s as a script by McMurtry for director Peter Bogdanovich and stars Henry Fonda, John Wayne, and James Stewart, Lonesome Dove earned 18 Emmy nominations and inspired a pair of miniseries sequel as well as two attempts at an ongoing television series


1971

Hal Williams - He was controversially fired from "The Jimmy Stewart Show" in 1971 at the insistence of its star, James Stewart

 

Kurt Russell - In 1971, he co-starred as a young robber released from jail, alongside James Stewart in "Fools' Parade"


1972

Images: Stewart Pictures. add something


1973

He played the lead in the CBS mystery series Hawkins in 1973, and was Golden Globe nominated for the role. add something


1977

Lionel Chetwynd - In 1977, he was hired by Marlo Thomas to pen a gender-reversal made-for-television version of "It's a Wonderful Life" entitled "It Happened One Christmas", in which Thomas played the lead role portrayed by James Stewart in the original


1978

Michael Sharrett - After some additional television roles and a part in the 1978 Walt Disney comedy western film "Hot Lead and Cold Feet", Sharrett landed the role of Chris, the grandson of Clovis, played by Academy *award winner Jimmy Stewart in the 1978 musical film "The Magic of Lassie"

 

Michael Sharrett - Best known for his role in the 1978 classic family movie "The Magic of Lassie" with James Stewart, Sharrett additionally co-starred in the 1985 action film "Savage Dawn" and in the 1986 Wes Craven horror film "Deadly Friend"

 

Bob Hope - In 1978, he putted against a two-year-old Tiger Woods in a television appearance with James Stewart on "The Mike Douglas Show"


1981

New York: A Signet Book, New American Library, 1981. add something


1982

His signature charity event, "The Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon Race", held each year since 1982, has raised millions of dollars for the Child and Family Development Center at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. add something

 

Stewart's best friend Henry Fonda died in 1982 and his long-time friend Grace Kelly, his favorite female co-star, was killed in a car crash shortly afterwards. add something


1983

Burt Lancaster - Following two minor heart attacks he had to undergo an emergency quadruple heart bypass in 1983, after which he was extremely weak, but he still managed to attend a 1988 Congressional hearing with old colleagues such as Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers to protest media magnate Ted Turner's plan to colorize various black-and-white films from the 1930s and '40s.


1985

He was presented an Academy Honorary Award by his friend Cary Grant in 1985, "for his 50 years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, with respect and affection of his colleagues. add something


1987

In association with politicians and celebrities such as 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. add something

 

In the documentary film James Stewart: A Wonderful Life, hosted by Johnny Carson, Stewart said that he went back to Westerns in 1950 in part because a string of films that were flops. add something


1988

Smith Goes to Washington" in 1988, when he made an impassioned plea in Congressional hearings, along with colleagues Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and film director Martin Scorsese, against Ted Turner's decision to 'colorize' classic black and white films, including It's a Wonderful Life. add something


1989

In 1989, Stewart joined Peter F. Paul in founding the American Spirit Foundation to apply entertainment industry resources to developing innovative approaches to public education and to assist the emerging democracy movements in the former Iron Curtain countries. add something


1990

Harvey (film) - In March 1990, James Stewart recorded a special narrative introduction, that would be combined with many of the film's still photos, which would be added to the film's original release on VHS


1991

In 1991, James Stewart voiced the character of Sheriff Wylie Burp in the movie An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, which was his last film role. add something


1994

The couple remained married until her death from lung cancer on February 16, 1994. add something


1997

He died at age 89, leaving behind a legacy of classic performances, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood". add something

 

On January 31, 1997, Stewart tripped over a plant in his bedroom and was rushed to a hospital for stitches to close a bloody gash in his forehead add something

 

On July 2, 1997, an embolism lodged in his lungs add something


1998

Gregory Peck - He did come out of retirement for a 1998 miniseries version of one of his most famous films, Moby Dick, portraying Father Mapple (played by Orson Welles in the 1956 version), with Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab, the role Peck played in the earlier film.


 

An award for Boy Scouts, "The James M. Stewart Good Citizenship award" has been presented since May 17, 2003 add something


2007

As of 2007, ten of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry add something


2008

Yamaha Motor Company - The Yamaha YZ450F won the AMA Supercross Championship two years in a row, in 2008 with Chad Reed, and 2009 James Stewart

 

Kevin Spacey - In June 2008, he was appointed as Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine's College, Oxford, succeeding Patrick Stewart in the post.


2012

Today, "Vertigo" is ranked highest in the 2012 "Sight & Sound" critics poll for the greatest films ever made, taking the title from veteran favourite "Citizen Kane" add something


2019

As of 2019, eleven of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry add something