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Stewart, James

A twentieth-century American film actor, known for his gangly figure and halting, even stammering style of speech. Stewart appeared in a great variety of movies, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Harvey, Anatomy of a Murder, and several of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. He won an Academy Award for his part in The Philadelphia Story in 1940.

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