See on Scoop.itOn This Day explores the life of actor Jimmy Stewart, known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters in films such as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Ajarn Donald‘s insight:

Jimmy Stewart made his film debut in The Murder Man (1935) with Spencer Tracy. He was loaned to Columbia for two Frank Capra films that proved pivotal in his career, one of which was Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), which brought him his first Oscar nomination. The other film, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946),

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