• JP

Violet leaves a lipstick mark


Jimmy Stewart and Gloria Graham

Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981).

Gloria Graham was an American stage, film, and television actress and also a singer. She began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 made her first film for MGM.


She appears as the sultry Violet in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), along with Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart. Despite her featured role, MGM did not believe she had the potential for major success and sold her contract to RKO Studios.



GET IN TOUCH

Donna Reed Foundation  

1305 Broadway
Denison, Iowa 51442  USA

 

PHONE: 712-263-3334

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

© 2020 Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts

All Materials Copyright Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts © 1998 - 2020 - Oscar® and Academy Awards® are copyrighted © registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®.  DRFPA - Promoting excellence in education and community since 1986.  The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EID: 42-1285098).