Jimmy Stewart in the military: Highest ranking actor of all time

Talk With History: Discover Your History Road Trip

Jul 8 2024 • 39 mins

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Dive into the incredible journey of Jimmy Stewart with hosts Scott and Jenn as they explore his early years in Hollywood, his transition from actor to decorated World War II pilot, and his return to cinematic acclaim.

This episode uncovers lesser-known stories about his life, his military service, and his legendary performances, including his famous role in It's a Wonderful Life.

Listeners will also discover personal anecdotes and historical insights, making this an engaging tribute to one of America's most beloved icons.

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🔗 Pin-ups for vets

🎥 How to Visit Jimmy Stewart's Grave

🚕 Grave of Jimmy Stewart

00:00 A quiz

00:45 A fresh face in Hollywood

03:56 Introduction

04:52 Pin-ups for Vets charity

07:07 Jimmy Stewart's gravesite

10:33 Early acting career

13:27 Jimmy joins the War effort

19:15 Jimmy the B24 pilot

21:33 Life after the War

24:55 Jimmy's first movie after the War

30:09 Our family tie to movie history

32:17 Jimmy and John Wayne

33:24 His wife Gloria

34:33 Honoring Jimmy Stewart's Service

35:47 A Silver Screen Dims

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