Appeared in many Westerns during the 1950s and 1960s, beginning with such films as "Broken Arrow" (1950)
Co-starred with Doris Day in Hitchcock's remake of "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
Had co-starring role in "How the West Was Won"
London stage debut, "Harvey"
Made first of eight films with director Anthony Mann, "Winchester '73"
Retired from military reserve service with the rank of brigadier general
Starred in NBC series, "The Jimmy Stewart Show"
Was a bomber pilot during WWII; achieved rank of full colonel
Cast as Buttons the Clown in Cecil B, DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Film acting debut, "The Murder Man"
Final feature acting role, the grandfather in "The Magic of Lassie"
First film after WWII service, "It's a Wonderful Life", his last film with Capra; received third Academy Award nomination as Best Actor
First lead in an 'A' budget motion picture, "Born to Dance", a musical starring Eleanor Powell
First Western, "Destry Rides Again"
Had title role in the biopic "The Glenn Miller Story", directed by Anthony Mann
Last film before war service, "Ziegfeld Girl"
Last film with Ford, "Cheyenne Autumn"
Returned to series TV as a detective in the CBS drama "Hawkins"
Starred in film version of hit Broadway play "Harvey"; received Oscar nomination as Best Actor
Turned in Academy Award-winning turn as a reporter covering a society wedding in "The Philadelphia Story"
First of four films with director Alfred Hitchcock, "Rope"
First worked with director John Ford in "Two Rode Together"
Garnered fifth and final Best Actor Academy Award nomination for work as a lawyer in "Anatomy of a Murder"
Made first of three films with director Frank Capra, "You Can't Take It With You"
Moved to Hollywood; film debut (walk-on part) in "Art Trouble"
Portrayed Charles Lindberg in "The Spirit of St. Louis", helmed by Billy Wilder
Professional stage acting debut in "Goodbye Again" with University Players in Cape Cod; also in play when it moved to Broadway
Reunited with Hitchcock for "Rear Window"
Starred with John Wayne in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
Became first Hollywood screen actor drafted into US Army (March 22)
Garnered first Oscar nomination for "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
Had last TV acting role in the ABC miniseries "North and South: Book II"
Joined director Joshua Logan's University Players in Falmouth, Massachusetts, acting with future film co-stars Margaret Sullavan and Henry Fonda
Last film with Alfred Hitchcock, "Vertigo"
Moved to NYC with roommate Henry Fonda; Broadway acting debut in "Carrie Nation"
Replaced Frank Fay in Broadway run of "Harvey" in the late 1940s
Returned to Broadway in revival of "Harvey"
Stage acting debut in Boy Scout play
Teamed with Bette Davis in the HBO original "Right to Die"