On this day in 1950, the actor James Stewart stars in a drama about an eccentric man whose best friend is a giant invisible rabbit. Directed by Henry Koster and based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Mary Chase, earned Stewart the fourth Best Actor Oscar nomination of his career. Considered one of Hollywood’s all-time greatest leading men, Stewart appeared in some 80 movies during his career, including and and was best known for his portrayals of decent, idealistic men.
His partnership with director Frank Capra created some of the most beloved films of all time.
Jimmy Stewart was a silver-screen hero who embodied the best qualities of the characters he made famous.
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