Virginia Patton Moss, “It’s a Wonderful Life” actor, dead at age 97

Virginia Patton Moss, “It’s a Wonderful Life” actor, dead at age 97

Virginia Patton Moss, the ultimate surviving grownup solid member from the holiday primary “It’s a Wonderful Life,” has died at the age of 97. Karolyn Grimes, a child actor inside the 1946 movie, confirmed her dying in a Facebook put up. 

“We have one different angel! Virginia Patton Moss. She was 97 years earlier. She carried out Harry Bailey’s partner inside the film, it’s a Wonderful Life! She is now collectively together with her beloved Cruse. She shall be missed!” Grimes wrote Sunday.

Moss was acknowledged for her place as Ruth Dakin Bailey in director Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” — broadly thought-about to be the simplest films ever made and nominated for five Academy Awards. The American Film Institute declared its ranks it as No. 11 of the very best American movement footage of all time.

Moss retired from performing quite a few years later and her closing film credit score rating was in “The Lucky Stuff” in 1949.

It's A Wonderful Life
The movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” produced and directed by Frank Capra, premiered Dec. 20, 1946. Seen proper right here from left, Virginia Patton Moss as Ruth Dakin Bailey and James Stewart as George Bailey. – of Getty Images

Moss pivoted into the enterprise world and have turn out to be president of The Patton Corp., an funding and precise property holdings agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in step with her bio on IMDB. She moreover served on the Cleary University board of trustees and the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Service board of directors.

She had family relation with the niece of World War II Gen. George S. Patton. Moss was married to Cruse W. Moss from 1949 until his dying in 2018 and had three youngsters collectively. In 2012, she mirrored about her decision to depart Hollywood and provides consideration to elevating her family, in step with Variety.

“I couldn’t watching me to do that for my real life,” Moss said. “I wanted exactly what I’m. Ann Arbor, Michigan, an beautiful husband, improbable youngsters, an ideal part of the group. I work arduous for the group.”

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