Ask AP: It’s a Wonderful Life

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 16, 2010

I just watched It's a Wonderful Life for the thousandth time and wondered if any of the children in the cast went on in show business.
Richard Law, Brunswick, Ga.

All four youngsters who portrayed the children of Mary and George Bailey continued their careers in film and television. Larry Simms (Pete), now 76, had a memorable role as Baby Dumpling/Alexander in more than two dozen Blondie films. Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu), 70, and Carol Coombs (Janie), 75, worked in other movies as adolescents but left show business behind before entering adulthood. Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy), 69, co-starred in the 1950s TV series Annie Oakley and later became a producer.