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Gloria McLean


Edgar Hatrick

Gloria Hatrick McLean smiling while walking down the stairs of an airplane with James Stewart wearing a hat, coat, long sleeves, and necktie

James Stewart (m. 1949–1994), Edward Beale McLean Jr. (m. 1943–1948)

Kelly Stewart-Harcourt, Judy Stewart-Merrill, Ronald Stewart, Michael Stewart

John Merrill, David Merrill

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James Stewart, Kelly Stewart‑Harcourt, Gloria Stuart, Edward Beale McLean, Evalyn Walsh McLean

February 16, 1994 (aged 75) Beverly Hills, California, U.S

March 10, 1918 (age 75) Larchmont, New York, U.S

PASSWORD 1964-05-14 Gloria Stewart & James Stewart

Gloria Hatrick McLean (March 10, 1918 – February 16, 1994) was a former model and animal rights activist who married Jimmy Stewart on August 9, 1949.


Gloria Hatrick McLean smiling and wearing a flower crown, dress, and heels while James Stewart is beside her wearing a coat, long sleeves, and pants

Early life

Gloria Hatrick McLean smiling while sitting on the couch with James Stewart and their four children

Gloria was born on March 10, 1918 to Edgar B. Hatrick of Larchmont, New York. Her family spent the summers at The Broadmoor. She attended the Finch School in New York and spent two years studying drama at a dramatic school.

First marriage

In 1943, she married Edward Beale McLean Jr., the son of heiress Evalyn Walsh McLean and Edward Beale McLean, heir to The Washington Post. McLean had previously been married to Ann Carroll Meem, of Washington, D.C., from May 1938 to July 1943. Together Edward and Gloria had two sons:

  • Ronald McLean, who died on June 8, 1969, aged 24, in Vietnam as a commissioned Marine officer
  • Michael McLean

  • In January 1948, Gloria and Edward divorced and in October of that year, he married Manuela "Mollie" Hudson, the former wife of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II.

    Second marriage

    On August 9, 1949, she married Jimmy Stewart, who adopted both children from her first marriage, Ronald, then age five, and Michael, age three. Together, she and Stewart had twin daughters born on May 7, 1951:

  • Judy Stewart
  • Kelly Stewart, an anthropologist.
  • The couple remained married until her death from lung cancer on February 16, 1994, at the age of 75. In February 1997, Stewart was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat and on June 25, a thrombosis formed in his right leg, leading to a pulmonary embolism one week later. Surrounded by his children on July 2, 1997, Stewart died at the age of 89 at his home in Beverly Hills, California, with his final words to his family being, "I'm going to be with Gloria now!"


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