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Jeanine Ann Roose dead: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ actress dies aged 84

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Jeanine Ann Roose dead – Jeanine Ann Roose, best known for playing Little Violet Bick in the holiday classic film It’s a Wonderful Life, died Friday night (31 Dec 2021) at her Los Angeles home after battling an infection, aged 84.

Jeanine Roose worked as a child actor in the 1940s and ’50s. Her role as Little Violet in the 1946 Christmas classic was her sole film credit.

Jeanine Ann Roose dead

Jeanine Roose landed her first acting job at the age of eight onThe Jack Benny Program. and also appeared on The Fitch Bandwagon and The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show from 1946 to 1954 as a character based on the real-life daughter of Harris and Faye.

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Jeanine Roose also starred in the unaired television pilot Arabella’s Tall Tales.

Jeanine Roose’s acting career came to a close when she enrolled at UCLA and later became a Jungian psychoanalyst.

Jeanine Roose later reflected on her role on It’s A Wonderful Life and as well as her decision to chart a different career path.

Jeanine Roose said;

“It’s A Wonderful Life was the only movie that I was in and it has been an amazing lifetime experience to have been in such a collectively meaningful picture,” she was quoted as saying. However, she said “It became clear that my desire was specifically to help others who were struggling with finding meaning in their life — not unlike Clarence in the movie who helps George see the meaning of his life.”

Jeanine Roose also made radio appearances which included; playing Chris in the Lux Radio Theatre production of I Remember Mamaand an episode ofMr. President with Edward Arnold. Jeanine Ann Roose dead



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