James Stewart, an American actor, rose from the rank of Private to Colonel in only 4 years during his WW2 military service, and eventually became a Brigadier General, making him the highest ranking actor in American military history.

James Stewart

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor, singer and military officer. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart’s film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, Stewart epitomized the “American ideal” in twentieth-century United States. In 1999, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked him third on its list of the greatest American male actors.

Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Stewart started acting while studying at Princeton Univ… Continue Reading (50 minute read)

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