Thursday, May 20, 2010
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Stewart!
Jimmy Stewart, was an film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing persona. Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood, Stewart had a wonderful career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. And was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He also had a noted military career, a WWII and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.