Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

James Stephenson

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit


James Stephenson

Years active

James Stephenson httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Full Name
James Albert Stephenson

14 April 1889 (
Selby, North Yorkshire, England, UK

July 29, 1941, Pacific Palisades, California, United States

Emma Stephenson, John G. Stephenson

Norman Stephenson, Alan Stephenson

The Letter, The Sea Hawk, The Private Lives of Elizabeth, Beau Geste, Confessions of a Nazi Spy

Similar People
Lewis Seiler, William Wyler, Howard E Koch, Hal B Wallis, Edmund Goulding

Lorna Anderson Stephenson

STEPHENSON Symphony No. 2, Voices: 2. Shouts and Murmurs - "The President's Own"

James Albert Stephenson (14 April 1889 – 29 July 1941) was a British actor. The son of chemist and druggist John G. Stephenson and his wife Emma, Stephenson grew up in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Burnley, Lancashire, with his brothers, Alan and Norman. He became a bank clerk and later had a career as a merchant. In the 1930s, he emigrated to the United States and took U.S. nationality in 1938.


James Stephenson 13th Academy Awards February 27 1941 James Stephenson 18891941


James Stephenson A Letter of Introduction The Life and Films of James Stephenson

British stage actor Stephenson made his film debut in 1937 at the age of 48 initially with parts in four films. Warner Bros. signed him the following year, and he began playing urbane villains and disgraced gentlemen. His big break came when director William Wyler cast him, in spite of studio resistance, in The Letter (1940), opposite Bette Davis.

James Stephenson James Stephenson 1889 1941 Find A Grave Memorial

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for that role. Later that year, he played the title role in Calling Philo Vance. In 1941 he was first-billed in Shining Victory, in which he played the character of Dr. Paul Venner. Just as Stephenson's acting career was starting to rise, he died of a heart attack at the age of 52.

He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Selected filmography

  • The Perfect Crime (1937)
  • The Man Who Made Diamonds (1937)
  • You Live and Learn (1937)
  • Take It from Me (1937)
  • Wanted by Scotland Yard (1937)
  • The Dark Stairway (1938)
  • White Banners (1938)
  • Mr. Satan (1938)
  • It's in the Blood (1938)
  • When Were You Born (1938)
  • Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)
  • Boy Meets Girl (1938)
  • Nancy Drew... Detective (1938)
  • Heart of the North (1938)
  • King of the Underworld (1939)
  • Devil's Island (1939)
  • Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
  • Secret Service of the Air (1939)
  • The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)
  • On Trial (1939)
  • Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
  • Sons of Liberty (1939) (short film)
  • Beau Geste (1939)
  • The Old Maid (1939)
  • Espionage Agent (1939)
  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
  • We Are Not Alone (1939)
  • Wolf of New York (1940)
  • Calling Philo Vance (1940)
  • Murder in the Air (1940)
  • The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940)
  • River's End (1940)
  • South of Suez (1940)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • Flight from Destiny (1941)
  • Shining Victory (1941)
  • International Squadron (1941)
  • References

    James Stephenson Wikipedia

    Similar Topics