American Businesswoman & Actress, Virginia Patton, passed away at 97

Businesswoman and actress Virginia Ann Marie Patton was from the United States. She made appearances in a number of movies in the early 1940s before landing the part of Ruth Dakin Bailey in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which would become her most well-known role.

Patton stopped performing in 1949, with The Lucky Stiff serving as her last film role.

Virginia Patton, the adult cast member of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” died at age 97.

Virginia Patton, who portrayed George Bailey’s in-law in the beloved Christmas film It’s A Wonderful Life, passed away on August 18 in an assisted care facility. She was 97.

In the 1946 movie, Patton played Ruth Dakin Bailey, the wife of military hero Harry Bailey. Her most memorable scene was when she first saw George and Uncle Billy at the Bedford Falls train station.

On June 25, 1925, Virginia Ann Patton was born in Cleveland. She was raised in Portland, Oregon, and after graduating from high school moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

She signed with Warner Bros. and participated in the movies Janie (1944), Hollywood Canteen,  and Jack Benny’s The Horn Blows at Midnight before making her film debut in the Eddie Cantor musical Thank Your Lucky Stars.

A USC play brought Patton, the niece of World War II General George Patton, to the attention of It’s a Wonderful Life director Frank Capra. Her contract with Warner Bros. had already expired, so the timing was fortunate. Capra signed her after she gave him a reading.

Following the 1946 It’s a Wonderful Life movie’s disappointing box office performance in theaters but cult TV success, Patton had the female lead in the Western Black Eagle (1948) and the Ku Klux Klan film The Burning Cross (1947).

After a minor role in The Lucky Stiff, she quit performing (1949).

Virginia Patton Age, Family, and Early Life

Virginia Patton was 97 years old. Marie (née Cain) and Donald Patton welcomed Virginia Ann Marie into the world on June 25, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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She moved with her family when she was a baby and was raised in Portland, Oregon, the city of her father’s birth. She is General George S. Patton’s niece.

Virginia Patton Career, What was her profession?

An American actress and entrepreneur named Virginia Ann Marie Patton made appearances in a number of movies in the early 1940s before being chosen for her most well-known role as Ruth Dakin Bailey in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).

Patton stopped acting in 1949, with The Lucky Stiff serving as her final film role.

Virginia Patton Net Worth, How much does she earn?

Internet auctions estimate her worth to be between $1 million and $5 million, despite the fact that the exact amount of her professional earnings and net worth is unknown.

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Which school did she go to? What was her major?

Patton attended the University of Southern California after graduating from Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon. She afterward moved to Los Angeles, California (USC).

Virginia Patton Husband, Was he dating/married? Any children?

Cruse W. Moss and Patton were wed from 1949 till his passing in 2018. In the late 1940s, she gave from acting to focus on raising a family in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband.

Her social media reach.

We did a quick search for the social media of Virginia Patton but weren’t able to find him on any social sites.

Virginia Patton’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation, Body.

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Hair ColorWhite
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Virginia Patton’s which you should be known about.

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Relationship statusMarried
PartnerCruse W. Moss
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