Westside : Jimmy Stewart Hospitalized After Falling

Film star Jimmy Stewart was hospitalized Friday after bumping his head in a fall at his Beverly Hills home.

Stewart, star of such classic films as "It's a Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "The Philadelphia Story," was taken by Beverly Hills paramedics to the emergency room of Century City Hospital about 10 p.m. Thursday. He reportedly tripped and hit his head against a table in his home on North Roxbury Drive.

The 87-year-old actor was released about two hours later, but doctors ordered him kept under observation. The actor was transferred to Saint John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, where he remained late Friday. It was determined that he sustained only a minor head injury.

Stewart, who has made more than 75 films, is possibly was best known for his role as George Bailey in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life."

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