Jimmy Hawkins

Portraying the son of some of Hollywood's most popular movie stars of the 40's (Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Greer Garson, and Lana Turner), Jimmy also has the distinction of playing Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart's son, Tommy Bailey, in the film classic It's A Wonderful Life. He played Shelley Fabares' boyfriend for eight seasons on The Donna Reed Show ('58-'66). Jimmy is an actor and producer with over 80 motion picture credits. In television, he starred as a regular in The Charlie Ruggles Show ('49-'52), Tagg Oakley on The Annie Oakley Series ('53-'58), four seasons on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, two years on Petticoat Junction, and Ichabod and Me. He also appeared on Leave It to Beaver, Dennis The Menace, Gidget, My Three Sons, Hitchcock Presents, Red Skelton, and Lux Video Theatre. He also played Elvis Presley's sidekick in two MGM musicals, Girl Happy and Spinout. As a producer of motion pictures, some of Jimmy's credits include Evel Knievel, The Satchel Paige Story and Disney's Love Leads The Way. He created the Emmy Award winning television special The 50th Anniversary Motown Returns to the Apollo. Jimmy recently produced the PBS Television special all-star radio version of It's A Wonderful Life. He is also the author of three It's A Wonderful Life books and serves on the Board of Directors of The Jimmy Stewart Museum and has served on the Board of Directors of the Donna Reed Fondation for the Performing Arts.

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