James Stewart

James Stewart Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: May 20, 1908

Death Date: July 2, 1997

Birth Place: Indiana, Pennsylvania

Partners: Olivia De Havilland, Ginger Rogers

Considered by many to be the embodiment of the very best aspects of America, actor James Stewart endeared himself to generations of film lovers with his portrayals of noble, idealistic, yet often conflicted characters who prevailed against the most daunting of odds. It was his refreshingly unaffected performances in hits like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) and his Oscar-winning turn in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) that won over critics and audiences alike. A highly-decorated bomber pilot during World War II, Stewart returned to motion pictures in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). A film widely regarded as overly sentimental upon its initial release, it went on to become a beloved holiday classic decades later.

Another nostalgic favorite, although more appreciated in its day, was Stewart's charming fantasy about a gentle man and his best friend - an invisible talking rabbit named "Harvey" (1950). In the decade that followed, however, Stewart set about redefining his naïve screen persona with portrayals of troubled heroes in frequent collaborations with director Anthony Mann in rugged Westerns like "Winchester 73" (1950) and "The Naked Spur" (1953), as well as four remarkable films with Alfred Hitchcock that included "Rear Window" (1954) and "Vertigo" (1958). An actor of remarkable talent and a man of unquestionable integrity, Stewart was that rarest example of a personal reality living up to Hollywood mythology.

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The Doctor Blake MysteriesStream

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2013

A Night at the Movies

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Jefferson Smith (archive footage)
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2009

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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Wylie Burp
Movie
1991

My Secret Identity

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Series
1988

North and South, Book II

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Miles Colbert
Miniseries
1986

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts

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1983

Right of Way

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Teddy Dwyer
Movie
1983

Take One Starring Jonathan Winters

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1981

The Green Horizon

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Old Man
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1981

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart

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1980

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns

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1978

The Magic of Lassie

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Clovis Mitchell
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1978

The Big Sleep

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General Sternwood
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1978

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted Knight

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Airport '77Stream

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1977
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CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years

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1976
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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Benny

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Murder in the Slave Trade

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1974

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1974

Murder on the 13th Floor

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1974

Hawkins

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1973

Death and the Maiden

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1973

Blood Feud

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1973

A Life for a Life

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Billy Jim Hawkins
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1973

Die, Darling, Die

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1973

Murder in Movieland

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Billy Jim Hawkins
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1973

Harvey

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Elwood P. Dowd
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1972

The Jimmy Stewart Show

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Prof. James K. Howard
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1971

Fool's Parade

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1971

The Cheyenne Social ClubStream

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John O'Hanlan
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1970

The Brass are Coming

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1969

Bandolero!Stream

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Mace Bishop
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1968
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FirecreekStream

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Johnny Cobb
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The Rare Breed

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Sam Burnett
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1966
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ShenandoahStream

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Charlie Anderson
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1965
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The Flight of the Phoenix

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1965

Dear BrigitteStream

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1965

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1964
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Take Her, She's Mine

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Frank Michaelson/Narrator
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1963

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

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1962

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

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Roger Hobbs
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1962

The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceStream

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Ransom Stoddard
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1962
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How the West Was WonStream

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1962
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Two Rode TogetherStream

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Marshal Guthrie McCabe
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1961
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The Mountain Road

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1960

Ford Startime

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1959

Anatomy of a MurderStream

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Paul Biegler
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1959
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The FBI StoryStream

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1959
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Bell, Book and CandleStream

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Shep Henderson
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1958
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VertigoStream

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John "Scottie" Ferguson
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1958
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Night Passage

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Grant McLaine
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1957

The Spirit of St. LouisStream

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Charles Augustus "Slim" Lindbergh
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1957
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The Man Who Knew Too MuchStream

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Dr. Ben McKenna
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1956
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Strategic Air Command

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Lt. Col. Robert `'Dutch'` Holland
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1955

The Man From LaramieStream

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Will Lockhart
Movie
1955
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The Far Country

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Jeff Webster
Movie
1955
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The Glenn Miller Story

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Glenn Miller
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1954

Rear WindowStream

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L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies
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1954
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Thunder Bay

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Steve Martin
Movie
1953

The Naked SpurStream

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Howard Kemp
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1953
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Bend of the River

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Glyn McLyntock
Movie
1952
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The Greatest Show on EarthStream

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Buttons
Movie
1952
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Carbine Williams

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Marsh Williams
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1952

No Highway in the Sky

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Theodore Honey
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1951

The Jack Benny ProgramStream

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1950

What's My Line?Stream

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Game Show
1950

Broken ArrowStream

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Tom Jeffords
Movie
1950
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HarveyStream

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Elwood P. Dowd
Movie
1950
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Winchester '73Stream

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Lin McAdam
Movie
1950
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The Jackpot

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William J. `Bill' Lawrence
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1950

MalayaStream

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John Royer
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1950

The Stratton StoryStream

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Monty Stratton
Movie
1949
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Call Northside 777Stream

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McNeal
Movie
1948
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You Gotta Stay Happy

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Marvin Payne
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1948

RopeStream

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Rupert Cadell
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1948
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On Our Merry Way

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Slim
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1948

Magic Town

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Rip Smith
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1947

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1946

It's a Wonderful LifeStream

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George Bailey
Movie
1946
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Thunderbolt

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1946

Pot o' Gold

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James Hamilton `'Jimmy'` Haskell
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1941

Come Live With Me

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Bill Smith
Movie
1941

Ziegfeld Girl

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Gilbert 'Gil' Young
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1941

No Time for ComedyStream

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Gaylord "Gay" Esterbrook
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1940

The Philadelphia StoryStream

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Mike Connor
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1940
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The Mortal Storm

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Martin Breitner
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1940
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The Shop Around the CornerStream

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Alfred Kralik
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1940
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Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonStream

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Jefferson Smith
Movie
1939
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Destry Rides AgainStream

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Tom Destry, Jr.
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1939
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Made for Each OtherStream

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1939

It's a Wonderful World

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1939

Ice Follies of 1939

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Larry Hall
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1939

The Shopworn Angel

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1938

Vivacious Lady

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Prof. Peter Morgan Jr.
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1938
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Of Human Hearts

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1938

You Can't Take It With YouStream

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Tony Kirby
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1938
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Seventh Heaven

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Chico
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1937

The Last Gangster

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Paul North Sr.
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1937

Navy Blue and Gold

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John Cross
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1937

Small Town Girl

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Elmer Clampett
Movie
1936

Important News

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1936

Wife vs. SecretaryStream

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1936

After the Thin ManStream

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David Graham
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1936
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The Gorgeous Hussy

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1936

Born to DanceStream

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1936

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1936

Indian Love Call

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Movie
1936

Rose Marie

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1936

Next Time We Love

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Christopher Tyler
Movie
1935

The Murder Man

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Shorty
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1935

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