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The Jimmy Stewart Show aired from September 1971 until August 1972 on NBC.
Anthropology professor James Howard ( Jimmy Stewart) was a good-natured soul , but his home life became suddenly complicated when he offered to let his 29 year old son Peter ( Jonathan Daly) temporarily move his family which included wife Wendy ( played by Ellen Geer, daughter of The Walton's Will Geer) and son Jake ( Kirby Furlong) in , after Peter's home had been destroyed by fire.Howard senior and junior coped as best they could with the conflicts arising in the somewhat overcrowded household, with 3 generations of the same family living under one roof. The fact that James and his wife Martha ( Julie Adams), had a second son Teddy ( Dennis Larson), who was the same age ( 8) as their grandson Jake ,only added to the complications. Teddy did feel funny referring to Jake as his Uncle.
The setting for The Jimmy Stewart Show was beautiful Easy Valley, California, home of Josiah Kessel College, founded by Prof. Howard's Grandfather and the institution where both James and his good friend Dr. Quince ( John McGiver) taught.
Here is Jimmy Stewart's Obituary from CNN
Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart dead at 89
July 2, 1997
(CNN) -- It was a wonderful life.
Jimmy Stewart, one of the most beloved and esteemed actors in the history of film, died Wednesday at age 89, according to his longtime agent, Mort Viner.
Stewart, who had been ill for the last few years, died at his Beverly Hills home.
With his gangly manner and unpretentious way of speaking, Stewart made for an unlikely star. He went on to appear in some 80 films and also achieved success as a director and war hero.
He starred in such groundbreaking films as Frank Capra's Christmas-time classic "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Philadelphia Story," for which he won an Academy Award.
In that Oscar-winning performance released in 1940, he played a reporter entranced by a spoiled heiress -- Katharine Hepburn. Cary Grant also starred. Stewart was nominated for four other Oscars.
Capra, who directed "Mr. Smith" and "It's a Wonderful Life," once said that even better than a great performance is "a level of no acting at all, when the actor disappears and a real live person appears on the screen, a person the audience cares about immediately." Stewart was one of the few to reach that level, Capra said.
"I've sort of gotten into the habit of looking for the vulnerable guy, the guy who makes mistakes, the guy who can't figure things out all the time but keeps at it," Stewart said.
Reserved and self-effacing
Reserved and self-effacing, Stewart was more likely to credit his directors than his own talent.
"Hollywood dishes out too much praise for small things," Stewart once said. "I won't let it get me, but too much praise can turn a fellow's head if he doesn't watch his step."
He was born James Maitland Stewart in 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to a prosperous family. As a spindly, bespectacled youngster, he staged plays in the family basement, first acted in a Boy Scout production and worked part time at the local movie house.
After graduation, he got a job in summer theater with the University Players in Massachusetts, working with Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan. He made his Broadway debut in 1932 before heading for Hollywood.
He moved in with old New York roommate Fonda and the two became lifelong friends. They led a freewheeling bachelor life, and according to Hollywood legend, once tried to tunnel into Greta Garbo's nearby house. (They talked about it, but never actually did it, Fonda said.)
Unassuming war hero
When the world went to war, Stewart joined the Army and eventually became a pilot flying bombing missions over Germany. Rising from the rank of private to full colonel during World War II, he flew 20 combat missions and won the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the French Croix de Guerre. Always the reluctant hero, he refused all the publicity the military wanted to pour on him, insisting on being treated like any other serviceman.
Upon his retirement in 1968 he was a brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve, the highest-ranking entertainer in the military.
Success in film, on stage
During the 1950s Stewart set a trend actors still follow today. He realized he could work for a percentage of the movie profits, a move that proved fortuitous when Alfred Hitchcock signed him up for the leading role in "Vertigo" and "Rear Window." The films went on to become box office hits and classics.
He later made a string of biographical films -- the crippled baseball pitcher of "The Stratton Story," the big band leader of "The Glenn Miller Story" and Charles Lindbergh in "Spirit of St. Louis."
In 1961, Stewart returned to his stage roots for a revival of "Harvey" with Helen Hayes. (He had also appeared on Broadway in "Harvey" before he made the movie version.) He later tried television, playing a college professor in a short-lived comedy series, "The Jimmy Stewart Show," and a shrewd, folksy lawyer in "Hawkins."
Long bachelorhood ends
Although frequently cast with some of Hollywood's most beautiful leading ladies, Stewart didn't marry until he was 41. He and his wife, Gloria, aligned themselves with various conservative and political groups and received numerous awards. They lived quietly, generally avoiding the Hollywood social whirl.
Mrs. Stewart died in 1994, a loss that deeply saddened her actor-husband. She had two boys from a previous marriage. Twin girls, Judy and Kelly, were born to the Stewarts on May 7, 1951.
For Stewart's 75th birthday in 1983, Indiana, Pennsylvania, threw a bash attended by 30,000 people, nearly double the town's population. His former neighbors unveiled a 9-foot statue of the actor and presented him with a birthday cake topped with a rabbit.
"This is where I made up my mind about certain things -- about the importance of hard work and community spirit, the value of family, church and God," Stewart told the crowd. The town later organized a James Stewart museum.
In 1980, he received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, and in 1985, an honorary Oscar.
In the last years of his life he protested the colorization of black and white films such as "It's a Wonderful Life," lobbied for the humane treatment of animals and raised money for charity with the Jimmy Stewart marathon.
His last movie credit was for lending his folksy voice to Sheriff Wylie Burp in the 1991 animated film "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West."
To read some articles about The Jimmy Stewart Show go to http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lA9VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Nj0NAAAAIBAJ&dq=the%20jimmy%20stewart%20show&pg=669%2C3090800 and http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dQEsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TsgEAAAAIBAJ&dq=the%20jimmy%20stewart%20show&pg=785%2C4609733 and http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qsIzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nzIHAAAAIBAJ&dq=the%20jimmy%20stewart%20show&pg=3353%2C6844284 and http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yegbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wlEEAAAAIBAJ&dq=the%20jimmy%20stewart%20show&pg=5131%2C1464215
To watch a clip of The Jimmy Stewart Show go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbZAgqbeNOA
For an episode guide go to http://ctva.biz/US/Comedy/JimmyStewartShow.htm
For Tim's TV Showcase go to https://web.archive.org/web/20100103210900/http://www.timstvshowcase.com/jstewart.html
For a Tribute to Jimmy Stewart go to http://www.classicmovies.org/so-long-jimmy/
For The Official Website of Julie Adams go to http://www.julieadams.biz/
For some Jimmy Stewart Show-related interview videos at the Archive of American Television go to https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/shows/jimmy-stewart-show
To watch the opening credits go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIgYFNIJxn4
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