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James Stewart (James Maitland Stewart)

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Biography

Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Scots-Irish, and some English, descent.

Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor. In 1929 he won a place at Princeton, where he studied architecture with some success and became further involved with the performing arts as a musician and actor with the University Players. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ted Barker

Born to Dance 1936

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Character: 'Rowdy' Dow

The Gorgeous Hussy 1936

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Character: Elmer Clampett

Small Town Girl 1936

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Character: Christopher Tyler

Next Time We Love 1936

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Character: John Cross Carter

Navy Blue and Gold 1937

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Character: Bill Pettigrew

The Shopworn Angel 1938

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Character: John Horace Mason

Made for Each Other 1939

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Character: Tom Destry Jr.

Destry Rides Again 1939

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Character: Macaulay Connor

The Philadelphia Story 1940

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Character: Alfred Kralik

The Shop Around the Corner 1940

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Character: Martin Breitner

The Mortal Storm 1940

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Character: Gaylord Esterbrook

No Time for Comedy 1940

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Character: Himself

The Miracle of Sound 1940

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Character: Gilbert Young

Ziegfeld Girl 1941

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Character: Jimmy Haskell

Pot o' Gold 1941

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Character: Rip Smith

Magic Town 1947

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Character: Rupert Cadell

Rope 1948

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Character: P.J. McNeal

Call Northside 777 1948

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Character: Monty Stratton

The Stratton Story 1949

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Character: 'Buttons' A Clown

The Greatest Show on Earth 1952

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Character: Howard Kemp

The Naked Spur 1953

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Art Direction-Set Decoration Awards

The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953

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Character: L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies

Rear Window 1954

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Character: Jeff Webster

The Far Country 1954

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Character: Will Lockhart

The Man from Laramie 1955

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Character: Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland

Strategic Air Command 1955

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Character: Dr. Benjamin McKenna

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956

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Character: Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh

The Spirit of St. Louis 1957

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Character: Grant McLaine

Night Passage 1957

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Character: John 'Scottie' Ferguson

Vertigo 1958

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Character: John Michael 'Chip' Hardesty

The FBI Story 1959

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960

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Character: Ransom Stoddard

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962

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Character: Linus Rawlings

How the West Was Won 1962

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Character: Frank Michaelson

Take Her, She's Mine 1963

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Cinematography Awards

The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967

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Character: Mace Bishop

Bandolero! 1968

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Character: Johnny Cobb

Firecreek 1968

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Character: John O'Hanlan

The Cheyenne Social Club 1970

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 24th Annual Tony Awards 1970

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Himself

Celebrity Debut 2006

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Character: George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Menace II Society 1993

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Character: Himself - Guest

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Himself - Host

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Billy Jim Hawkins

Hawkins 1973

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Himself

Password All-Stars 1961

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Character: Azel Dorsey

Startime 1959

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Character: Himself - Squadron Commander

The World at War 1973

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Character: Himself / John 'Scottie' Ferguson

Sans soleil 1983

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Character: Clovis Mitchell

The Magic of Lassie 1978

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars II 1985

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Character: Himself

These Amazing Shadows 2011

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Character: Miles Colbert

North and South, Book II 1986

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Character: Himself - Host

Christmas in Washington 1988

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Character: Himself

Breakaway 1983

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993

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Character: Himself

Fonda on Fonda 1992

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Character: Dr. Hostetler

The Shootist 1976

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Teddy Dwyer

Right of Way 1983

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Character: Marshal Guthrie McCabe

Two Rode Together 1961

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: William J. 'Bill' Lawrence

The Jackpot 1950

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Character: Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson

Bell Book and Candle 1958

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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Character: Himself

James Stewart 0

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Character: John 'Scottie' Ferguson

Comparativa: Psicosis 0

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Character: Himself

Drunk Password 0

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Character: Himself

Hollywood Goes to War 0

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Character: Himself - Guest

Oscar Winners 0

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