Stewart, James

Stewart, James (Maitland)

(1908–  ) film actor; born in Indiana, Pa. He was a magician and accordionist when he was a boy, and while he was attending Princeton University he appeared in campus productions. After graduation he joined a repertory company in Massachusetts, where two of his coperformers were Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan. This tall, gangly, drawling young man arrived in Hollywood in 1935, where he appeared in The Murder Man, but it wasn't until he starred in such films as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) that filmmakers realized how appealing he was to the American public. In 1940 he won an Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story. He was a bomber pilot in World War II, flying 20 missions over Germany and attaining the rank of colonel. After the war, he returned, once again playing the quintessential small-town man in It's a Wonderful Life (1947), a movie revived every Christmas on television. He went on to a variety of roles—cowboys, detectives, and other masculine types. He was given an honorary Oscar in 1984.
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John Stewart, James O'Leary and Dylan Torey in Manhattan, along with David Thurston of the firm's New Jersey office, represented the seller, a private investor and secured the buyer, HUBB NYC.
CAST Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, James Le Gros, Jared Harris, Rene Auberjonois, Sara Rodier
024 7652 4524 MUSIC BBC Music Awards Boyband sensations One Direction will be joined by Faithless, Rod Stewart, James Bay, The Shires, Ellie Goulding, above, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Stereophonics, Years & Years, OMI and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott to celebrate the best in popular music from the last 12 months.
Other recent hosts include Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, and Seth MacFarlane.
Ray McKinnon's team bounced back from defeats against Falkirk in the league and Stenhousemuir in the Petrofac Cup with a victory over Alloa thanks to goals by Stewart, James Craigen and Iain Davidson.
Governors are: Berwick - Elisabeth Haddow, Peter Herdman, Gabrielle Stewart, James Barry Allison; Blyth Valley - Eugene Cooke; Hexham - Ian Fell, Tony Newton, Stephen Prandle; North West Tyneside - Peter Latham, Mary Laver, Robert Wilson; North Shields - Stuart Arkley, Peter Blair; Wallsend - Tony Turnbull; Wansbeck - Brian Kipling, David Wilkinson, Pauline Greaves; and Whitley Bay - Heather Carr, Geoff Mann, Eunice Weatherhead.
Governors are: Berwick: Elisabeth Haddow, Peter Herdman, Gabrielle Stewart, James Barry Allison; Blyth Valley: Eugene Cooke; Hexham: Ian Fell, Tony Newton, Stephen Prandle; North West Tyneside: Peter Latham, Mary Laver, Robert Wilson; North Shields: Stuart Arkley, Peter Blair; Wallsend: Tony Turnbull; Wansbeck: Brian Kipling, David Wilkinson, Pauline Greaves; and Whitley Bay: Heather Carr, Geoff Mann, Eunice Weatherhead.
Jennifer Lawrence (Raven / Mystique) stars alongside Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman.
IRISH star Michael Fassbender joins Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy and Ian McKellen on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of X-Men: Days Of Future Past last night.
Earlier, introducing the Stewart, James Filpi, senior counsel, Commercial Law Development Programme at Department of Commerce, United States, said how similar are around the world restricting of economic difficulties.
The Grand Prix Heroes series focuses on Sir Jackie Stewart, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Ronnie Peterson, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter, Mario Andretti, Clay Regazzoni and Peter Revson.
Tigers boss Nigel Pearson has signed Cameron Stewart, James Chester and Corry Evans - and is considering an offer for winger David Amoo, on loan from Liverpool.