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Karolyn Grimes


At age 6, Karolyn Grimes played the role of Zuzu Bailey in the holiday film It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Her childhood film career spanned 16 movies, but she is best remembered for playing the daughter of George and Mary Bailey (James Stewart and Donna Reed). The petals from her rose symbolize the values of family, friends and life itself in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life The Bailey Child - Zuzu
(1946)
The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife Debby Brougham
(1947)
Blue Skies
Blue Skies Mary Elizabeth Adams
(1946)

Filmography

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  Cassandra's Castle (TV Series) (pre-production)
Sister Bernadice
- Messenger ... Sister Bernadice
- Roots of Rebellion ... Sister Bernadice
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
Copenhagen Match Girl (uncredited)
 1951 Honeychile
Effie
 1950 Rio Grande
Margaret Mary
 1949 Lust for Gold
Young Martha (uncredited)
 1948 Albuquerque
Myrtle Walton
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Debby Brougham
 1947 Unconquered
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Iris - Age 6 (uncredited)
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Laurine de Marelle
 1947 Philo Vance's Gamble
Pat Roberts
 1947 Sweet and Low (Short)
Tammie
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
The Bailey Child - Zuzu
 1946 Blue Skies
Mary Elizabeth Adams
 1946 Sister Kenny
Carolyn (uncredited)
 1945 Pardon My Past
Stephanie Pemberton
 1945 That Night with You
Orphan (uncredited)
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TV commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Smacks cereal. Script is dated July 10, 1952. Commercial was filmed July 24-25, 1952. Stars: George Reeves (TV's "Superman") and children Jimmy Bates and 12-year-old Karolyn Grimes. Unknown when it aired. See more »

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In 1999, she went to Philadelphia to take part in special extravaganza. One-hundred 4th of July babies were present from 1900-1999 and she represented 1940. See more »

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