Skip to comments.Jimmy Stewart's 100th celebrated in Indiana(PA)
Posted on 05/18/2008 2:58:00 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
When he returned home from World War II, Hollywood icon James Stewart was featured on the cover of Life magazine in front of the Indiana County courthouse. "In New York, Stewart refused a hero's welcome," the text read. "Instead, he drove to Indiana, Pa., 50 miles from Pittsburgh. There, in his parents' comfortable red-brick home overlooking the town, he slept late, played the piano and joked with his family about the old days."
Just plain folks. That was the Jimmy Stewart legend. It also appears to have been much of the reality
(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...
Let’s not leave out his career in the Air Force either (Brig. General, IIRC)
A great one.
I’ll celebrate by watching “Winchester 73” tonight.
Mine too....that movie made me fall in love with big band music.....
Jimmy Stewart was a class act. Not only a great actor but was a role model. Not too many of those today. I love Harvey, Wonderful Life and many more.
His stepson was killed in Vietnam. He must have pulled every string he had but Stewart did go on a combat mission against North Vietnam. I think it was in a B52, for some pay back.
I am sure some Freeper knows all the details and will fill it in.
Broke the mold with Jimmy
That Kate Hepburn had a nice set of pins!
Anyway, I was a kid when I saw Jimmy Stewart as Charles Lindbergh in “Spirit of Saint Louis” in 1957.
Not bad for a fiftysomething, portraying Lucky Lindy who was 25 at the time in 1927.
James Stewart was a great patriot, a fine officer, a combat veteran, and oh by the way, he could act pretty good as well!
Yes, what was that funny story he told to Johnny Carson?
I love him in that role! I’m a big rock and roller, but my music collection includes some Glenn Miller just because of that movie.
I can’t remember. Went to look on UTube and found this one. It is a poem about his dog named Bo. It will stir your emotions.
My Father in Law was an Armorer and Gunner on a B-24, did a nose dive at Swinefurt(SP). It was told that he would not take a promotion with out his entire crew being promoted also, hearsay.
6:00am [Drama] Stratton Story, The (1949) True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg. Cast: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Morgan. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-107 mins, TV-G
8:00am [Drama] Mortal Storm, The (1940) The Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family. Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-100 mins, TV-PG
9:45am [Romance] Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) Feuding co-workers don't realize they're secret romantic pen pals. Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. BW-99 mins, TV-G
11:30am [Comedy] Philadelphia Story, The (1940) Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor. BW-112 mins, TV-G
1:30pm [Musical] Glenn Miller Story, The (1954) The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going. Cast: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan. Dir: Anthony Mann. C-116 mins, TV-G [Letterbox]
3:30pm [Suspense/Mystery] Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) International spies kidnap a doctor's son when he stumbles on their assassination plot. Cast: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-120 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox]
5:45pm [Suspense/Mystery] Vertigo (1958) A detective falls for the mysterious woman he's been hired to tail. Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-130 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox]
What's On Tonight: TCM PRIME TIME FEATURE: JAMES STEWART'S 100TH BIRTHDAY 8:00pm [Suspense/Mystery] Rear Window (1954) A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building. Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-114 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox]
10:00pm [Western] Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully. Cast: John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin. Dir: John Ford. BW-123 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox]
12:15am [Drama] Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife. Cast: James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick. Dir: Otto Preminger. BW-161 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox]
3:00am [Drama] Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption. Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-130 mins, TV-G
Ron Jeremy :-)
I have no idea who that is.
Oh, my goodness. He’s rather, um, infamous. Like John Holmes.
Great piece on one of my alltime favorite Hollywood actors-—but why did they have to sully it with the entirely out-of-place reference to Barack Obama?
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