Stewart was a WWII veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, went missing in action, and suffered frostbite sending him to a hospital for months. As a result he was wobbly on his feet and needed a cane. The Film School need a volunteer driver to drive him to class. I immediately signed up to become Stewart's assistant and "bodyguard" to make sure he would not miss a step or fall over. I picked him up for class in my Smart car, drove him to school, stayed with him during his class to deliver him safely home. But on my watch Stewart fell over twice. Once while a scene from "Rachel Rachel" was being shown he was sitting too far back on his lecture stool and he toppled over backwards. Lights went on, students jumped up and I rushed over to him to look down at him to check him out as he immediately said, "Keep rolling the clip!" What a guy!
|Stewart and me in my Smart car.|
I adored Stewart and I have a thousand memories of my times spent with him. I treasure our friendship.
Rest in Peace Peter Pan. We all loved you.