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Virginia Patton Moss from 1946 ‘It is a Great Life’ dies at 97

Virginia Patton Moss from 1946 ‘It is a Great Life’ dies at 97

The actress died on Thursday of pure causes, in line with the Mathews Funeral Residence.

WASHINGTON — Virginia Patton Moss, most recognizable as Ruth Dakin Bailey within the 1946 vacation film ‘It is a Great Life,” died Thursday from pure causes. She was 97. 

Karolyn Grimes, a toddler actor from the film confirmed the starlet’s dying in a Fb submit Sunday. Patton was the final surviving grownup member of the forged.

“We’ve got one other angel! Virginia Patton Moss. She was 97 years outdated. She performed Harry Bailey’s spouse within the movie, it is a Great Life! She is now together with her beloved Cruse,” Grimes wrote. “She might be missed!”

Mathews Funeral Residence in Albany, Georgia, introduced Thursday that the Forties star died of pure causes. 

Patton was born in Ohio on June 25, 1925 and commenced her profession in appearing as teenager, having landed a contract with Warner Bros., Common Studios and extra. Throughout her profession she additionally held her personal widespread line of girls’s and kids’s put on known as “Virginia Patton of Hollywood.”

We’ve got one other angel! Virginia Patton Moss. She was 97 years outdated. She performed Harry Bailey’s spouse within the movie, it’s a Great Life! She is now together with her beloved Cruse. She might be missed!

Posted by Karolyn Zuzu Grimes on Sunday, August 21, 2022

Patton performed Harry Bailey’s spouse in Frank Capra’s Christmas fantasy drama “It is a Great Life,” which is taken into account one of many biggest American movies, rating No. 11 behind “Singin’ within the Rain.”

Nonetheless, the starlet’s Hollywood profession was short-lived as she retired at 24, after solely seven years within the film enterprise. She married Cruse Moss, who accompanied her by her outdated age till his dying in 2018.

Patton and Moss moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., the place they have been concerned within the arts group. Patton served on the Boards of the American Institute of Archeology, the Washtenaw County Psychological Well being Companies Company and Cleary School’s Board of Trustees.

Patton is survived by her two youngsters Carol Moss Loop and Michael Cruse Moss. 

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