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January 7, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
As the sold-out crowd of 45,050 roared at the start of the pre-race rider introductions at the supercross series' season opener at Angel Stadium, one rider was noticeably missing: James Stewart. At first no one was quite sure why Stewart, the series champion in 2007 and 2009, was not on his Yoshimura Suzuki motorcycle. After all, the Floridian had posted the fastest time during qualifying. But it turned out that during practice Stewart also had twisted his right knee, so he used the time during the rider introductions to ice and elevate the knee.
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January 30, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Where director Anthony Mann is concerned, there are two kinds of people: those who admire him extravagantly (Jean-Luc Godard, who called him "Supermann," is in that group) and those who are unfamiliar with his output. A new UCLA Film & Television Archive series is ambitious enough to pitch its appeal to both groups. Starting Jan. 31 at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood, the 22-picture film series "Dark City, Open Country: The Films of Anthony Mann" features both the acknowledged classics that made Mann's modern critical reputation and the early, little-seen Poverty Row programmers he honed his craft on. A director of many parts who closed his career doing historical epics like "El Cid" and "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (neither of which fits into the UCLA program)
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May 18, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
It seemed a star-studded marriage: James Stewart, a three-time champion of off-road motorcycle racing, signed a multiyear contract with the Yamaha motorcycle team of Joe Gibbs Racing of NASCAR fame. The plan also was for Gibbs to provide a path for Stewart to pursue his goal of becoming a NASCAR stock car driver when his motorcycle days were over. But only seven months after announcing their union, Stewart and Gibbs recently parted ways and Stewart has signed with a new team, Yoshimura Suzuki, for both motocross and supercross.
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January 18, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Chad Reed held off another two-time champion, James Stewart, to win the supercross race at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. With the victory in the 20-lap main event of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, Reed joined Stewart and the legendary Jeremy McGrath for the most career wins in Anaheim with eight. The 31-year-old Reed now has 42 career wins overall. "I got 41 of these [previous victories] and they all came a lot easier than this one," Reed said. "I'm just proud.
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December 22, 1995
Actor James Stewart, 87, slipped and fell Thursday night at his Beverly Hills home and was taken to a hospital, a Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman said. The injury was not serious, the spokesman said. The name of the hospital where Stewart was taken was not released. The actor fell at his house about 8:30 p.m., and Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics took him from there to the hospital.
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June 9, 1988
It may be half over, but 1988 has just been proclaimed the Year of James Stewart in Beverly Hills. On Tuesday, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring it to be James Stewart Year in recognition of the actor's 80th birthday, which he celebrated May 20, and of his 60 years in show business. Stewart and his wife, Gloria, have lived in Beverly Hills for 40 years.
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December 22, 1995
Actor James Stewart, 87, slipped and fell Thursday night at his Beverly Hills home and was taken to a hospital, a Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman said. The injury was not serious, the spokesman said. The name of the hospital where Stewart was taken was not released. The actor fell at his house about 8:30 p.m., and Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics took him from there to the hospital. Stewart won an Academy Award for "The Philadelphia Story" and starred in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life."
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December 29, 1989
James Stewart will be honored for his lifetime contributions as an actor April 23 by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The tribute at Avery Fisher Hall in New York will include on-stage testimonials from his friends and admirers, and a film created for the event showcasing Stewart's finest moments. Stewart, after signing on with MGM in 1932, won acclaim for his performances in the Frank Capra films "You Can't Take It With You," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "It's a Wonderful Life."
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October 6, 1996 | Art Simon, Art Simon is an assistant professor of film studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey and the author of "Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK Assassination in Art and Film" (Temple University Press)
Jimmy Stewart was not Hollywood's finest actor, but at several points during his 45-year screen career he was the moviegoing public's favorite. In the '30s and '40s he became identified with the quasi-populist, sentimental work of Frank Capra, starring in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "It's a Wonderful Life" (although his best film from this period may have been "The Philadelphia Story").
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August 15, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Though two DVD sets celebrating the careers of the Oscar-winning screen legends James Stewart and Clark Gable are a must for their fans, critically they are a mixed bag. The title of the Stewart set, "James Stewart -- The Signature Collection" (Warner, $50), is in itself misleading: It doesn't contain any of the lanky actor's signature roles, such as his Academy Award-winning turn in "The Philadelphia Story" or the beloved "It's a Wonderful Life." But the six films offered are of interest.
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January 8, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
James Stewart looked poised to win the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium until he went flying off his motorcycle in a crash. But the two-time champion said he's put the wreck behind him and remains confident as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Phoenix for its second race Saturday night. "I felt like this was the best I've been riding in years and this was the best I've felt on a motorcycle in years," Stewart, 28, said in a statement after his 17th-place finish Saturday night in Anaheim.
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January 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta won the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. "This is insane, I can't believe it," Roczen, 19, said after winning his first race in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. Supercross is the stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross. James Stewart, a two-time series champion, was just about to pass Roczen for the lead on the 16th lap of the 20-lap main event when Stewart lost control of his Suzuki and crashed.
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December 23, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
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August 21, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The nation's leading motocross series heads to Lake Elsinore for its season finale Saturday, although the championships for its two classes of bikes already have been decided. Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo, Wash., has clinched the title in the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and Eli Tomac of Cortez, Colo., has clinched the title in the second-level 250 class. The event at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is the 12th and final round of the series, and Villopoto won seven of the first 11 rounds on his Kawasaki.
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May 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Bob Hope led the pack of popular performers who entertained the troops during World War II. John Wayne and other actors fought the war in feature films, and other Hollywood favorites tirelessly toured the country on war bond drives. In fact, beloved actress Carole Lombard died in early 1942 in a plane crash returning from a war bond drive. But there were numerous established stars, directors, producers and workers in other branches of the film industry who put their careers on hold to serve the country during WWII.
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January 7, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
As the sold-out crowd of 45,050 roared at the start of the pre-race rider introductions at the supercross series' season opener at Angel Stadium, one rider was noticeably missing: James Stewart. At first no one was quite sure why Stewart, the series champion in 2007 and 2009, was not on his Yoshimura Suzuki motorcycle. After all, the Floridian had posted the fastest time during qualifying. But it turned out that during practice Stewart also had twisted his right knee, so he used the time during the rider introductions to ice and elevate the knee.
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February 8, 2009 | Jim Peltz
James Stewart extended his early domination of the supercross season with his fifth consecutive win Saturday night in Anaheim. As light rain fell on Angel Stadium, Stewart crossed the finish line nearly four seconds ahead of archrival Chad Reed to win the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series race in front of 43,812. But Reed, the reigning series champion, continued to hold a three-point lead over Stewart in this year's title standings.
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January 18, 2009 | Jim Peltz
James Stewart methodically picked off four riders to win his second consecutive supercross race Saturday night at Angel Stadium, but his archrival Chad Reed also picked up a victory of sorts. Stewart was fifth after the opening lap but he passed Ryan Villopoto, Josh Grant and finally Kevin Windham to take the lead for good in the 20-lap main event of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. "I didn't get the greatest start," said Stewart, the series' 2007 champion.
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May 18, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
It seemed a star-studded marriage: James Stewart, a three-time champion of off-road motorcycle racing, signed a multiyear contract with the Yamaha motorcycle team of Joe Gibbs Racing of NASCAR fame. The plan also was for Gibbs to provide a path for Stewart to pursue his goal of becoming a NASCAR stock car driver when his motorcycle days were over. But only seven months after announcing their union, Stewart and Gibbs recently parted ways and Stewart has signed with a new team, Yoshimura Suzuki, for both motocross and supercross.
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February 3, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Four races. Four winners. All former champions. Parity prevails among supercross racing's top riders as the series makes its second and final season stop at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. After reigning champion Ryan Villopoto won the season opener Jan. 7 at Angel Stadium, 2010 champion Ryan Dungey won in Phoenix, two-time champ Chad Reed captured the Dodger Stadium race and another two-time title winner, James Stewart, won last weekend in Oakland. The sport knew it had one of the deepest fields in history this year, but the early results still have surprised.
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