Date and Place of Death July 2nd, 1997; Los
Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Cardiac
Age at Death 89 years old
Parents Mother - Elizabeth Ruth (née Jackson).
She died on August 2nd 1953, a week after suffering a severe heart attack at the age of
seventy-eight. Father - Alexander Maitland Stewart. His father died of stomach cancer on December 28th 1961, at the age of
Siblings The eldest of three children. James had two younger sisters,
Virginia and Mary.
Hair Color Dark Brown
Color of Eyes Blue
Height 6 feet 3 inches (1.91
Wife Gloria Stewart (9 August 1949 - 16
February 1994) (her death) 2 children
Children 2 daughters: Kelly and Judy
First Film Art Trouble (1934) (uncredited) ....
Last Film In theatres: An American
Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) (voice) .... Wylie
Made for television: Right of Way (1983) .... Teddy Dwyer
The Ordinary Hero
Trademark Soft-spoken, extremely polite and
shy manner, with a very recognizable drawl in his voice.Often played honest, average
middle class individuals who are unwittingly drawn into some kind of crisis. Roles in
westerns. After 1950 he often played tough, cynical and
frequently ruthless characters.