Virginia Patton Moss, a previous entertainer who was the last enduring grown-up cast individual from Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” passed on Aug. 18 in Albany, Ga. She was 97 years of age.
Greenery’s demise was affirmed through Legacy. Karolyn Grimes, who worked with Moss on “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a kid entertainer, presented a recognition on her costar on her own Facebook page.
“We have another heavenly messenger! Virginia Patton Moss. She was 97 years of age,” Grimes composed. “She is presently with her cherished Cruse. She will be remembered fondly!”
Greenery is credited as her original name, Virginia Patton, on the 1946 element. She played Ruth Dakin Bailey, the spouse to Todd Karns’ Harry Bailey and sister by marriage to hero George Bailey, played by star James Stewart. Greenery was the last enduring grown-up cast individual from the occasion exemplary (some of the kid entertainers in the film, like Grimes, are as yet alive).
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Greenery started her vocation as an entertainer as an understudy at the University of Southern California, acting in plays and assuming little parts in highlights. She kept on partaking in interviews in regards to her experience making “It’s a Wonderful Life” all through her life.
“Virginia was the main young lady that was contracted straight by Frank Capra,” Moss’ significant other, Cruse W. Greenery, guaranteed in 2012. “Every other person in that film was lent by another studio. In any case, Ginny was not with the studio and Frank Capra really marked her for that image.”
Greenery acted in four additional movies, remembering a lead execution for 1948’s Western “Dark Eagle,” prior to resigning from acting. Her last screen acknowledge came in 1949 for the satire “The Lucky Stiff,” featuring Dorothy Lamour, Brian Donlevy and Claire Trevor.
The entertainer wedded Cruse W. Greenery in 1949, taking her better half’s last name. The couple moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., where Moss started a vocation as a money manager, raised a group of three youngsters and filled in as a docent at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Cruse and Virginia stayed wedded until Cruse’s passing in 2018.
“I was unable to see me doing that for my life,” Moss said in 2012, pondering her choice to abandon acting. “I needed precisely exact thing I am. Ann Arbor, Michigan, a brilliant spouse, magnificent youngsters, a decent piece of the local area. I buckle down for the local area.”