Judy Stewart-Merrill is an American actress, and the daughter of iconic American actor and military pilot, James Stewart and his wife actress and model Gloria Hatrick McLean. For his extraordinary contribution to the American entertainment, industry James was ranked 3rd on the list of the greatest American male actors by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 1999. He has two Academy Awards to his credit, one for the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story for best actor and the second for Life Time Achievement Honorary Award in 1985. He received 5 oscar nominations throughout his career.
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|7 May 1951
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|James Stewart, Gloria Hatrick McLean
|Alexander Stewart, Edgar Hatrick, Elizabeth Ruth Stewart, Jessie Hatrick
Judy Stewart-Merrill’s Family Background
Judy married Steven Merrill, with whom she has two sons David Merrill and John Merrill. She has a sister Kelly Stewart-Harcourt and two adopted step brothers, Ronald Stewart and Michael Stewart. Ronald was killed while serving as a lieutenant in the U.S.Marine Corps during Vietnam warn on June 8, 1969, at the age of 24.
Her father James was born on May 20, 1908, in Indiana, Pennsylvania. James met his future wife actress Gloria Hatrick McLean, at a Christmas party in 1947, and got married on August 9, 1949. Judy’s mother’s died of lung cancer in 1994, while her father died on July 2, 1997, at the age of 89.
Judy Stewart-Merrill’s Career
As an actress Judy appeared in several films including The Mike Douglas Show, Password, and VIP Schaukel. Judy’s father James started doing stage and theatre during his graduation from Princeton University. James started acting on Broadway as a stage actor with summer stock productions. James got a breakthrough with the 1938 movie You Can’t Take It with You directed by Frank Capra. He was popularly known as the “Great American Bachelor as he was unmarried until his forties. James got his first Academy Award nomination for playing an idealized and virtuous man who becomes a senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington directed by Frank Capra in 1939. James added another feather to his cap by winning two Golden Globe Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.
Judy Stewart-Merrill’s Family Net Worth
There is very little information about Judy’s career and earnings. Her father, one of the most popular film stars in U.S. history, had earned a fortune of $30 million. Judy’s parents bought a home in Beverly Hills in 1951, where they lived until their last days. They had a Winecup Gamble Ranch in Nevada. Having a career of more than 6 decades James appeared in more than 80 films from 1935 to 1991. James earned about $600,000 for Universal production’s 1950 film Winchester ’73, which was a handsome amount at that time.