Actress Virginia Patton Moss, died at age 97– Virginia Patton Moss, the last adult cast member from the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” to pass away, passed away at the age of 97. In a Facebook post, Karolyn Grimes, a young performer from the 1946 film, acknowledged her passing.
“We have a second angel! Virginia Patton Moss. She had a 97-year-old age. She portrayed Mrs. Harry Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life! She is now with her cherished Cruse. She will be greatly missed!” Grimes published Sunday.
It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra and starring Elizabeth Moss as Ruth Dakin Bailey, is generally regarded as one of the greatest films ever produced and was nominated for five Academy Awards. The American Film Institute rates it as the eleventh best American film ever made. A few years later, she resigned from acting, and her final film role was in 1949’s “The Lucky Stuff.”
According to her IMDB account, Moss transitioned into the business sector and became president of The Patton Corp., an investing and real estate holdings firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition, she sat on the boards of Cleary University and the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Service.
She was the niece of General George S. Patton during World War II. Moss was married to Cruse W. Moss from 1949 until his passing in 2018; the couple had three children. According to Variety, she pondered on her choice to quit Hollywood and concentrate on raising her family in 2012.
Moss said, “I could not imagine myself doing it for the rest of my life.” “I wanted to be precisely who I am. Ann Arbor, Michigan, a lovely spouse, wonderful children, and a positive contributor to society. I diligently serve the community.”
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