Dec 15, 2021
By Andy Johnson
Believe it or not, it’s been 75 years since an angel named Clarence got his wings in the classic Christmas film, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
“Look Daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings, an Angel gets his wings.”
Those words were made famous in Frank Capra’s celebration of faith, family and community as delivered by now 81 year old Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu Bailey in the film.
She retired from acting as a teenager and is one of about 10 surviving cast members.
“It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, perennially ranks No. 1 on lists of the greatest Christmas films of all time.