Stewart, Jimmy

Stewart, Jimmy

(James Maitland Stewart), 1908–97, American actor, b. Indiana, Pa. He began his film career in 1935 and soon gained popularity for his lanky good looks, slow drawl and shy, homespun charm, evident in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). In later years, he brought these qualities to bear on more determined, heroic characters. He won an Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story (1940). His signature role is that of George Bailey, a small towner brought to an understanding of his own importance on Christmas Eve in It's a Wonderful Life (1946). His other films include Destry Rides Again (1939), Broken Arrow (1950), Harvey (1950), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Flight of the Phoenix (1966), and The Shootist (1976). During World War II, he served as a bomber pilot and rose to the rank of colonel, eventually becoming a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He also starred in two television series and published a book of humorous poetry (1989).
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The comic and actor, who took charge of The Late Late Show on CBS in March, is shortlisted for the best talk show in the Critics' Choice TV Awards along with more established names Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.
Parkfield (Benjamin Smith 2, Reece Webster, Louis Moran) beat Northfield Black 4-2, while Long Lane (Craig Stewart, Jimmy Mitchell, Luke Heeson) got the better of Kenbury Boys 3-1.
Me, Sandy Stewart, Jimmy Boyle and Sammy Conn would travel in together and were always late, which meant we'd get there for training and there would be seven socks left.
At the same viewing time over five decades, I remember Peter O'Sullevan, Jim Baxter, Lachie Stewart, Jimmy John-stone, Liz McColgan, Arkle, Bobby Moore and Denis Law.
Bacall,80,said: 'We live in anage of mediocrity.Stars are not the same stature as Bogart, Tracy, James Stewart, Jimmy Cagney and Henry Fonda.'
Next spring the former Manchester United superstar hopes to raise pounds 250,000 for liver research with old mates Rod Stewart, Jimmy Tarbuck and Mick Hucknall ready to muck in.
Phillips, Golden Boot winner with 30 goals last season, has left that race to Marcus Stewart, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Thierry Henry having hit the net just once in his last 15 games.
Elsewhere in the same division, Bootle (Craig Stewart, Jimmy Stewart) got by Croxteth Park (Jake Rooney) 2-1, Northfield (Ethan Mitchell) blanked Netherton Foxes 1-0 while Marine (Frankie Murtagh 2) edged Parkfield (Benjamin Smith) 2-1.
But on holiday with wife Mary, 44, son Jimmy, 13, and 12-year-old twins Scott and Stewart, Jimmy snr was mortified when he was barred from going in a boat with his boys.
'Robbo, Kenny Black, Sandy Stewart, Jimmy Sandison and big John Martin are just some of those making their mark.