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James Stewart on the set of Mr.Smith Goes To Washington, 1939

James Stewart on the set of Mr.Smith Goes To...

Jimmy Stewart was hardcore. He was rejected from the WWII draft for being too skinny, and kept applying until he had bulked enough. The army tried to give him the celebrity treatment, have him make training films and sell bonds. He fought against it and instead became a fighter pilot, flying over 20 missions in Nazi occupied Europe. He retired a Brigadier General of the USAF. Also, he won an Oscar and starred in countless classics. Feel like a loser yet???? :)

5 Celebrities You Won't Believe Were Badass Soldiers

Jimmy Stewart was hardcore. He was rejected from the WWII draft for being too skinny, and kept applying until he had bulked enough. The army tried to give him the celebrity treatment, have him make training films and sell bonds. He fought against it and instead became a fighter pilot, flying over 20 missions in Nazi occupied Europe. He retired a Brigadier General of the USAF. Also, he won an Oscar and starred in countless classics. Feel like a loser yet???? :)

Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life - another all time favorite feel good movie

Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life - another all time favorite feel good movie


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I like this candid, natural shot of James Stewart, 1930s

James Stewart, 1930s

James Stewart / Born: James Maitland Stewart, May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA / Died: July 2, 1997 (age 89) in Los Angeles, California, USA #actor

James Stewart / Born: James Maitland Stewart, May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA / Died: July 2, 1997 (age 89) in Los Angeles, California, USA #actor

The good old Charleston scene from "It's a Wonderful Life" starring Donna Reed and James Stewart.

The good old Charleston scene from "It's a Wonderful Life" starring Donna Reed and James Stewart.

James and Gloria Stewart, married for 45 years until her death in 1994 - now that's what I call, "till death do us part".

James Stewart

James and Gloria Stewart, married for 45 years until her death in 1994 - now that's what I call, "till death do us part".

Jimmy-dear. (Jimmy Stewart) One of the best actors ever. (Note the title of this board for proof.)

Jimmy-dear. (Jimmy Stewart) One of the best actors ever. (Note the title of this board for proof.)

Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan. Gable starred in 67 movie films.

Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan. Gable starred in 67 movie films.

Believe it or not, this is a young John Wayne -wow gorgeous

Believe it or not, this is a young John Wayne

"I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun." - James Stewart

"I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun." - James Stewart

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