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Jimmy Stewart – Icon on Film And American Hero
January 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jimmy Stewart was one of the greatest and most popular American actors of all time. From 1935 – 1991 he appeared in over 90 beings and television shows. His name alone drew people into theaters. Stewart’s amazing range has never fully been equaled. He was a star of both Westerns and screwball comedies, Hitchcock dramas and classic romance films. No matter what the role, Jimmy Stewart’s talent, commitment, and decency shown through. This fast-moving, incisive multimedia biography will certainly highlight some of his greatest films. We will only be able to talk about a sampling of his career because the sheer number of great movies made by Jimmy Stewart is amazing. Consider just these 10:
It’s a Wonderful Life
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Philadelphia Story
You Can’t Take It with You
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Anatomy of a Murder
Our presentation will not just cover Jimmy Stewart’s phenomenal film career.
We will also look at his heroic service during World War II. At first, Jimmy Stewart was concerned that his celebrity status would relegate him to promotional appearances and goodwill towards. As an experienced pilot, he wanted to serve his country in combat. Although he entered the service is a private, he was eventually promoted to brigadier general. James Stewart served bravely often flying combat missions in the most dangerous situations. He won many awards from the military and was a lifelong spokesman for the Air Force. We will look at his heroic service and the enormous personal toll it took on him.