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James Maitland Stewart (b. 5/20/1908–7/2/1997 in Indiana, Pennsylvania) was a well loved American film & stage actor, known for his distinctive voice & persona. Good friend of Henry Fonda. He also had a noted military career & was a WWII & Cold War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the US Air Force Reserve. Married model Gloria McLean (adopted her 2 sons).They had twin daughters. The couple remained married until her death from lung cancer in 1994, at the age of 75.
"My mother used to say to me, 'Elwood' - she always called me Elwood - 'in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.' For years I was smart, I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me." -Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd from the movie "Harvey."