Sunday, December 9, 2012

“It's A Wonderful Life” Stars Find New Audience

As the Christmas Holiday approaches, stage productions of It's A Wonderful Life and It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play gear up. So do theater screening of the Frank Capra classic movie. Now, over 65 years after it's premiere, two actresses from the film are finding themselves in demand.

Karolyn Grimes - Around 1980, the film started to flourish on television during the holidays thanks to a lapsed copyright, and as it found new generations of fans those fans found Karolyn Grimes. Grimes was cast as George and Mary Bailey's daughter, Zuzu. Today she does frequent appearances in connection with the film. Read an interview with her HERE.

Virginia Patton – Patton played Ruth Dakin Bailey, who marries Harry Bailey, the brother of George Bailey, the film's central figure. It is Ruth who pulls Harry from the family business, Bailey Building and Loan, further trapping the unhappy George there. Patton recently appeared at the Penn Theatre in Plymouth, Mich. in connection with the film. Read an interview with her HERE and HERE.

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