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Zuzu's wonderful life

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Scene from It's a Wonderful Life

Sixty-five years after it was first released, one the few surviving actors from classic film It's a Wonderful Life, Karolyn Grimes who played little girl Zuzu, has described making the film.

Speaking to Nicola Stanbridge, she said that both the films director Frank Capra and star James Stewart were wonderful to work with, playing practical jokes on one another and helping the then 6-year-old read her lines.

And the film's lead character, caring banker George Bailey, still has relevance today, she says.

"George Bailey has a heart and a system of ethics that a lot of bankers today have lost."


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