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 ...
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?
Music by Bernard Herrmann.
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."
Who'd have thunk it ?
He went on the mission in 1966, before his stepson was killed in 1969.
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.
Ronald McLean was killed in action on 8 June 1969, at the age of 24, while serving as a Marine Corps Lieutenant in Vietnam.
Thanks for the correction.
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.
Did Harvey on Broadway. Sell-out crowds, Wore him out, though. Not successful on TV, though.