Scottish tutor's vintage photos shown

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 11 (UPI) -- Photos of the adventures of Scottish diplomat Reginald Johnston, tutor to the last emperor of China, will be exhibited in Edinburgh this month.

Simone Simon, 'Cat People' star, dies

PARIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Simone Simon, the French actress who starred in the 1942 cult horror hit "The Cat People," has died in Paris at age 93, the BBC reported Friday.

Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
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'Psycho' actress Janet Leigh dies at 77

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AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star line-up turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

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Hollywood UPS driver has star memories

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- Veteran UPS driver Bill Sender had the inside scoop on stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Groucho Marx and Peggy Lee when he delivered packages in Hollywood.

Lions release Elliss, Schroeder, Stewart

ALLEN PARK, Mich., March 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions did some housecleaning Tuesday by releasing defensive tackle Luther Elliss, wide receiver Bill Schroeder and running back James Stewart.

Dancer Ann Miller dead at 81

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ann Miller, a leading star of Hollywood's golden age of musical comedy, died of lung cancer in Los Angeles Thursday. She was 81.

Gere honored by Moving Image Museum

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Richard Gere will be honored for his role in motion pictures at the American Museum of the Moving Image Salute scheduled for April 20 in New York.

Actor Art Carney dies at 85

CHESTER, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor Art Carney, immortalized as Ralph Kramden's neighbor and pal Ed Norton in Jackie Gleason's classic TV comedy "The Honeymooners," d

Meryl Streep to receive AFI lifetime award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute will honor actress Meryl Streep with its 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, Sir Howard Stringer, xhair of the AFI Board of Trustees, a
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Rogers has broekn collarbone

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Rookie receiver Charles Rogers of the Detroit Lions broke his collarbone in practice Tuesday and will likely miss at least a month.

Lions lose Stewart for season

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A dislocated right shoulder has ended the 2003 football season for Detroit Lions running back James Stewart.
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James Stewart
Actor James Stewart, 87, seen here in a 1941 file photo, slipped and fell Thursday Dec 21 at his Beverly Hills home and was taken to hospital, a Beverly Hills Police Department spoeksman said. The injury was not serious. Stewart won an academy awar for "The Philadelphia Story " and starred in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life." He was nominated for best actor Oscars four other times and won a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1984.

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and his everyman persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood, Stewart cultivated a versatile career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Shenandoah, Rear Window, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He is the most represented leading actor on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) and AFI's 10 Top 10 lists. He is also the most represented leading actor on the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list presented by Entertainment Weekly. As of 2007, ten of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry.

Stewart left his mark on a wide range of film genres, including westerns, suspense thrillers, family films, biographies and screwball comedies. He worked for a number of renowned directors later in his career, most notably Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, George Cukor, and Anthony Mann. He won many of the industry's highest honors and earned Lifetime Achievement awards from every major film organization. He died at age 89, leaving behind a legacy of classic performances, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood". He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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