Full Name: Jimmy Stewart [James Stewart]
Why Famous: Known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona, and often portrayed the average American Middle Class man facing everyday life struggles.
He was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one. Notable films he starred in include "Rear Window", "Vertigo", and "It's a Wonderful Life".
- 1949-08-09 Film and stage actor Jimmy Stewart (41) weds former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31) at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles
- 1939-10-17 "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released
- 1941-03-22 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II
- 1944-03-22 American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin
- 1945-03-29 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years
- 1958-05-09 Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released
- 1961-04-17 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend
- 1968-05-31 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan