It's a Wonderful Life actress dies


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Virginia Patton in 1943. -Everett Collection

Virginia Patton Moss, the last surviving adult cast member of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ dies at 97.

Virginia Patton Moss, a former actor who was the final surviving adult cast member of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” died on Aug. 18 in Albany, Georgia. She was 97 years old.


Moss’ death was confirmed through Legacy. Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu Bailey as a child actor in the film, posted a tribute to her costar on her personal Facebook page.


“We have another angel! Virginia Patton Moss. She was 97 years old,” Grimes wrote. “She is now with her beloved Cruse. She will be missed!”

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