Tuesday, 29 September 2009

James Stewart

James Stewart (1908 199),American actor,know for his distintie drawl and enearing sincerity.
He was born James Maitland Stewart in pennsylvania .
In 1932 the year he graduated from college with a degree in architecture,Stewart made his professional theater debut in falmouth Massachusetts,with the university players
(a company including actors henry fonda,Jshua Logan,Margaret Sullavan) in good bye again.
He remained with the players for a time then made his way to broadway.

Stewarts first motion picture appearance was in 1935 in "he Murder Man".
He played a variety of supporting leads at Metro Goldwyn-Maye (MGM), which then began to feature him in such films as born to dance (1936), a film of adaptation by Fank Capra which led to two of Stewarts most famous roles.
Stewarts other notable films was Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and as Gregory Baily
in its a wonderful life (946).
He also played the role in The Philadelphia story (1940), which earned him an Academy Award for best actor.

Stewart also served as bomber pilot during World War 11(1939 1945) and he later retained the rank of brigadier general in the United States Air Force Reserve.
After the war he returned he returned to the theater in Harvey (1947), a fantasy comedy about an affable alcoholic and his invisile companion a 6-foot rabbit he later re-created the role in (1950) film version and early 60s westerns ,
Begining with broken arrow (1950) continuing with six films for directory Anthony Mann ,
including winchester '73 (1950) Bend of the River (1952) ,The Naked Spur (1953), and The Far Country (1955) ; and ending with three films for director John Ford:
Two rode together (1961) , The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964).