Last ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Star, Virginia Patton, Dead At 97
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- Virginia Patton, the last surviving adult cast member from “It’s A Wonderful Life,” died Thursday at age 97.
- She played Ruth Dakin Bailey, the sister-in-law of James Stewart’s protagonist George Bailey.
- Patton, who was the niece of legendary World War II general George Patton, would go on to star in four more films, namely “The Burning Cross” in 1947 and “Black Eagle” in 1948, before retiring from acting in 1949. In her final credited role, Patton appeared in the 1949 comedy “The Lucky Stiff” alongside Dorothy Lamour, Brian Donlevy and Claire Trevor.
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