James Stewart was a film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a
noted military career and was a World War ll and Vietnam veteran, who was
promoted to the rank of Brigader General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.