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Jimmy Stewart's 100th celebrated in Indiana(PA)
Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 05/18/2008 | staff

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: jimmystewart

1 posted on 05/18/2008 2:58:00 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen
One of the all time great Americans.
2 posted on 05/18/2008 3:00:46 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: Kid Shelleen

One of my all time favorites. Time to put “Harvey” in the DVD player, followed by “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”


3 posted on 05/18/2008 3:01:33 PM PDT by Clemenza (I Live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Crashes)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Jimmy Stewart was one of the last great Americans out of Hollywood. A man that obviously loved America and wasn’t ashamed to show it. Now all you get are Marxist asswipes like Richard Gere, Ben Affleck and Sean Penn. Everytime I see a movie, it has at least one star that’s come out against America in some way, shape or form.


4 posted on 05/18/2008 3:04:21 PM PDT by albie
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To: Kid Shelleen

My favorite!

5 posted on 05/18/2008 3:07:11 PM PDT by jaz.357 (I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Jimmy Stewart's career was legendary:

1930s - 21 movies
1940s - 15 movies
1950s - 22 movies
1960s - 13 movies
1970s - 7 movies
1980s- 1 movie

Can you imagine one of the modern-day Hollywood elites making 22 movies in 1 year?

6 posted on 05/18/2008 3:09:18 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Clemenza
was it “Rear Window” a Hitchcocker
7 posted on 05/18/2008 3:12:49 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Kid Shelleen

Found This:


The Green Horizon 1983
Right of Way 1983
The Big Sleep 1978
The Magic of Lassie 1978
Airport ‘77 1977
The Shootist 1976
The Cheyenne Social Club 1970
Bandolero 1968
Firecreek 1968
The Rare Breed 1966
Dear Brigitte 1965
The Flight of the Phoenix 1965
Shenandoah 1965
Cheyenne Autumn 1964
How the West Was Won 1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1962
Two Rode Together 1961
Anatomy of a Murder 1959
The FBI Story 1959
Bell, Book, and Candle 1958
Vertigo 1958
Night Passage 1957
The Spirit of St. Louis 1957
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956
The Far Country 1955
The Man From Laramie 1955
Strategic Air Command 1955
Rear Window 1954
The Glenn Miller Story 1953
Thunder Bay 1953
Bend of the River 1952
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952
The Nakes Spur 1952
No Highway in the Sky 1951
Broken Arrow 1950
Harvey 1950
Winchester ‘73 1950
Malaya 1949
The Stratton Story 1949
Call Northside 777 1948
On Our Merry Way 1948
Rope 1948
You Gotta Stay Happy 1948
Magic Town 1947
It’s a Wonderful Life 1946
Pot O’ Gold 1941
Ziegfeld Girl 1941
The Mortal Storm 1940
The Philadelphia Story 1940
The Shop Around the Corner 1940
Destry Rides Again 1939
Made for Each Other 1939
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939
Of Human Hearts 1938
The Shopworn Angel 1938
Vivacious Lady 1938
You Can’t Take It With You 1938
Navy Blue and Gold 1937
After the Thin Man 1936
Born to Dance 1936
The Gorgeous Hussy 1936
Rose-Marie 1936
Wife vs. Secretary 1936


8 posted on 05/18/2008 3:15:42 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Clemenza
>>>Time to put “Harvey” in the DVD player<<<
"It's A Wonderful Life "was his signature role but I think Harvey was his greatest performance...
9 posted on 05/18/2008 3:26:41 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (All things shall be well; You shall see for yourself that all manner of things shall be well)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I liked him in the Philadelphia Story.




10 posted on 05/18/2008 3:34:10 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: albie

That’s because Jimmy Stewart (unlike the three mediocre people you mentioned) didn’t have to make themselves known through outrageous and assinine comments. He was the star. Everyone knew it. He behaved like a dignified gentleman while being a star. Those days of well mannered behaviors and dignity in hollywood are long gone.


11 posted on 05/18/2008 3:36:35 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: South40
Would you want most of the elitists today making that many films a year ?
12 posted on 05/18/2008 3:44:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: t1b8zs

Gee, what was he doing from 1942 until 1946? Imagine these pussies acting today serving their Country.


13 posted on 05/18/2008 3:47:56 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: mortal19440

Not only that, he served in the reserves for 28 years.


14 posted on 05/18/2008 3:51:06 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: jaz.357
My favorite from Harvey;;
Nice guy or Smart guy
15 posted on 05/18/2008 3:52:39 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (All things shall be well; You shall see for yourself that all manner of things shall be well)
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To: Kid Shelleen
His imdb record shows all of his credits here.
16 posted on 05/18/2008 3:53:28 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: South40

That should be one decade.


17 posted on 05/18/2008 3:56:08 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Anatomy OF A Murder is the greatest courtroom film ever made. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance maybe the greatest western. It's A Wonderful Life the greatest Christmas/family film.

And without question, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington the greatest film about politics ever made. I choke up at his desperate filibuster speech every time I see it. I love Jimmy Stewart.

18 posted on 05/18/2008 3:57:39 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Clemenza

It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite but I loved them all. Jimmy Stewart was one of the truly elite actors.

It used to be great watching him and other stars appear on Johnny Carson. They showed such class and a love for life. Something sorely missing on the talkshow scene today.


19 posted on 05/18/2008 4:03:02 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Kid Shelleen

When my daughter was a teen-ager,she was so fond of Jimmy Stewart that she wrote to him. He actually wrote to her in return. Nice man.


20 posted on 05/18/2008 4:03:50 PM PDT by kaycee (The time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of many things.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Let’s not leave out his career in the Air Force either (Brig. General, IIRC)


21 posted on 05/18/2008 4:11:58 PM PDT by llevrok (I don't think outside the box. There is no box in my world.)
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A great one.

I’ll celebrate by watching “Winchester 73” tonight.


22 posted on 05/18/2008 4:14:15 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: jaz.357

Mine too....that movie made me fall in love with big band music.....


23 posted on 05/18/2008 4:24:58 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


24 posted on 05/18/2008 4:25:10 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: Williams
Big Harvey fan here. But the “Man Who Shot Liberty Valence” could be the best western ever made. Off to Youtube for the pick up steak scene.
25 posted on 05/18/2008 4:25:58 PM PDT by nomorelurker (keep flogging them till morale improves)
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To: llevrok
Let’s not leave out his career in the Air Force either (Brig. General, IIRC

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.

26 posted on 05/18/2008 4:30:08 PM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
As compared to that other wonderful example of a Pennsylvania veteran and role model, J. Murtha /sarc
27 posted on 05/18/2008 4:40:51 PM PDT by 02slider
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To: Kid Shelleen
"C. K. Dexter Haven! Oh C. K. Dexter Haven!"

Broke the mold with Jimmy

28 posted on 05/18/2008 4:48:28 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

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!

;^)


29 posted on 05/18/2008 4:55:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 (My cartridges are dipped in pig grease.)
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To: upsdriver

Yes, what was that funny story he told to Johnny Carson?


30 posted on 05/18/2008 4:57:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: jaz.357

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.


31 posted on 05/18/2008 5:15:13 PM PDT by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Hand Salute...............two


32 posted on 05/18/2008 5:16:43 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I always rely on God and Guns in that order)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No.


33 posted on 05/18/2008 5:19:32 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: headstamp 2

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61X67vE6SOo&feature=related


34 posted on 05/18/2008 5:21:13 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


35 posted on 05/18/2008 5:30:49 PM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: Kid Shelleen; All
Turner Classic Movies schedule for Tuesday....gonna have to hook up the old VCR for this! Darn dvd recorder died.

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

36 posted on 05/18/2008 5:32:04 PM PDT by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: South40

Ron Jeremy :-)


37 posted on 05/18/2008 5:33:32 PM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: Rebelbase

I have no idea who that is.


38 posted on 05/18/2008 6:18:03 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: South40

Oh, my goodness. He’s rather, um, infamous. Like John Holmes.


39 posted on 05/18/2008 6:21:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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?


40 posted on 05/18/2008 6:28:23 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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?


41 posted on 05/18/2008 6:28:28 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
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To: All
James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo

Music by Bernard Herrmann.

42 posted on 05/18/2008 6:39:12 PM PDT by dighton
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To: cpdiii
His stepson was killed in Vietnam

One of the most unusual friendships was between Jimmy and Hank Fonda. We all know about Jane's and Peter's anti-war activities.

In an interview just after best friend Hank's death, Jimmy was asked how the two men got along so well for so many years.

He stated simply, "Well, there are some things we just don't talk about."

43 posted on 05/18/2008 6:47:51 PM PDT by llevrok (I don't think outside the box. There is no box in my world.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; South40
Like John HolmesMilton Berle was known for his, um, well endowed manhood.
44 posted on 05/18/2008 6:51:33 PM PDT by llevrok (I don't think outside the box. There is no box in my world.)
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To: llevrok
"Milton Berle was known for his, um, well endowed manhood."

Who'd have thunk it ?

45 posted on 05/18/2008 6:59:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: cpdiii

He went on the mission in 1966, before his stepson was killed in 1969.

From Wikipedia:

In 1966, Brigadier General James Stewart flew as a non duty observer in a B-52 on a bombing mission during the Vietnam conflict. 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. After 27 years of service, Stewart retired from the Air Force on 31 May 1968.[34]

Ronald McLean was killed in action on 8 June 1969, at the age of 24, while serving as a Marine Corps Lieutenant in Vietnam.[47][48]


46 posted on 05/18/2008 7:02:56 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: LibFreeOrDie
He went on the mission in 1966, before his stepson was killed in 1969

Thanks for the correction.

47 posted on 05/18/2008 7:28:46 PM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: cubreporter

Got to “meet” him (shake his hand at a theatre) in Ft. Worth. He joked about the hair dye on his hands. A college friend lived down the street from where his Air Froce friend lives and where Stewart came to visit. Was at a party at the house. and said that he was very unpretentious although edgier than she appeared on screen. He was, after all, then a 50 year old man who had been around the barn a few times.


48 posted on 05/18/2008 7:33:16 PM PDT by RobbyS (Ecce homo)
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To: BipolarBob

Did Harvey on Broadway. Sell-out crowds, Wore him out, though. Not successful on TV, though.


49 posted on 05/18/2008 7:41:12 PM PDT by RobbyS (Ecce homo)
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