Knowledge Identifier: +James_Stewart
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1908.
Countries: United States (67%), California (9%), United Kingdom (4%)
Linked to: Princeton University, The New York Times, Air Force Association, Campbell Soup Company
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
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
In 1940, Stewart and Margaret Sullavan reunited for two films.
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"
Upon Stewart's return to Hollywood in fall 1945, he decided not to renew his MGM contract.
Stewart's first movie with Hitchcock was the technologically innovative 1948 film Rope, shot in long "real time" takes.
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
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
In the 1950s he had made guest appearances on the Jack Benny Program.
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
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
Joanne Dru - She appeared in the James Stewart drama "Thunder Bay" in 1953 and a Martin and Lewis comedy "3 Ring Circus"
Strategic Air Command, released in 1955, allowed Stewart to use his experiences in the United States Air Force on film.
Clifford Schoeffler - This incident would provide the basis for the 1955 film Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart which Schoeffler served as a consultant
Alongside acting, Stewart was an accomplished member of the United States Air Force, and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1959.
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.
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
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"
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.
Lean was killed in action on June 8, 1969, at the age of 24, while serving as a Marine Corps Lieutenant in Vietnam.
Davis Grubb - His 1969 novel "Fools' Parade" would be made into a motion picture starring James Stewart
Helen Hayes - Her last Broadway show was a 1970 revival of "Harvey", in which she co-starred with James Stewart
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
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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".
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