Skip to comments.Robert J. Anderson, 75; child actor was young George Bailey in 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Posted on 06/11/2008 11:32:08 AM PDT by fgoodwin
Robert J. Anderson, a former child actor best known for playing the young George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas film classic "It's a Wonderful Life," has died. He was 75.
Anderson was 12 when director Frank Capra cast him as Jimmy Stewart's youthful counterpart in the heartwarming tale set in Bedford Falls. As the adult George Bailey contemplates suicide, his life is told in flashback so his guardian angel Clarence can get to know him. Young George rescues his brother from drowning, dreams about being an explorer and saves the town pharmacist, Mr. Gower, from accidentally poisoning a customer.
The film, which initially flopped, became a holiday favorite in recent decades after it started airing repeatedly on TV when the copyright lapsed in the 1970s.
Services are pending. Instead of flowers, donations in Anderson's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
“I wish I had a million dollars... Hot dog!”
Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.
“George Bailey, I’ll love you till the day I die.”
“I’m saving up for a divorce ifn’ I ever gets married”....
“Awwwww, youth is wasted on the wrong people!”
See tag line.
“I’ve been nominated for membership in the National Geographic Society.”
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