James Stewart – A Pictorial

 

“I would like people to remember me as someone who was good at his job and seemed to mean what he said.” ~ James Stewart

 

James Stewart  (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) 1948 publicity photo

James Stewart
(May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

 

Stewart loved to recount in self-mockery his marriage proposal to Gloria: “I, I, I pitched the big question to her last night and to my surprise she, she, she said yes!”. ~ James Stewart

 

James Stewart marries Gloria McClean  August 9, 1949.  The couple remained married until her death from lung cancer on February 16, 1994, at the age of 75.

James Stewart marries Gloria McClean August 9, 1949. The couple remained married until her death from lung cancer on February 16, 1994, at the age of 75.

 

“I have my own rules and adhere to them. The rule is simple but inflexible. A James Stewart picture must have two vital ingredients. It will be clean and it will involve the triumph of the underdog over the bully.” ~ James Stewart

 

James Stewart with wife Gloria McClean and family in 1956.

James Stewart with wife Gloria McClean and family in 1956.

 

“Mr. Hitchcock did not say actors are cattle. He said they should be treated like cattle.” ~ James Stewart

 

James Stewart with Alfred Hitchcock on the set of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" in 1956

James Stewart with Alfred Hitchcock on the set of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” in 1956

 

“If a western is a good western, it gives you a sense of that world and some of the qualities those men had; their comradeship, loyalty, and physical courage.” ~ James Stewart

 

James Stewart publicity photo for "Winchester '73" (1949)

James Stewart publicity photo for “Winchester ’73” (1949)

 

“As someone who believed in hard work and love of country, love of family and love of community.” ~ James Stewart when asked how he wants to be remembered.

 

Brig. Gen. James M. Stewart, USAF Reserve (1960 Photo)

Brig. Gen. James M. Stewart, USAF Reserve (1960 Photo)

 

“I’m going to be with Gloria now.” ~ James Stewart (His last words)

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7 Responses to “James Stewart – A Pictorial”

  1. Val

    I love his films, always have done. Thanks for this post. 🙂

  2. Art

    I agree Val. I love his films also. He is one of those rare actors that everything he has done is very good. -art-

  3. Ed

    Ny fav is Cheyenne Social Club. I think the cast of James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones was a great combination.

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