Virginia Patton

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Virginia Patton
Patton in Black Eagle (1946)
Virginia Ann Patton

(1925-06-25)June 25, 1925
DiedAugust 18, 2022(2022-08-18) (aged 97)
EducationJefferson High School (Portland, Oregon)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
University of Michigan
Occupation(s)Actress, businesswoman
Years active1943–1949
SpouseCruse W. Moss (married 1949–2018, his death)

Virginia Ann Patton (June 25, 1925 – August 18, 2022) was an American businesswoman and actress. She was cast in her most well-known role as Ruth Dakin Bailey in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946). In 1949, Patton retired from acting. Her last role was in The Lucky Stiff (1949).[1]

Patto died on August 18, 2022 in Albany, Georgia at the age of 97.[2]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars Girl in Ann Sheridan Number Uncredited
1943 Old Acquaintance College Girl Uncredited
1944 Roaring Guns Karen Ferris Short film
1944 Grandfather's Follies Short film
1944 Janie Carrie Lou
1944 The Last Ride Hazel Dale Uncredited
1944 Hollywood Canteen Junior Hostess Uncredited
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight Party Girl Uncredited
1946 Canyon Passage Liza Stone / Bartlett Uncredited
1946 Nobody Lives Forever Switchboard Operator Uncredited
1946 It's a Wonderful Life Ruth Dakin Bailey
1947 The Burning Cross Doris Green
1947 A Double Life Actress onstage in Othello
1948 Black Eagle Ginny Long
1949 The Lucky Stiff Millie Dale Final film role

References[change | change source]

  1. "St. Nicholas Institute: 2013 Award Winners". St. Nicholas Institute. Archived from the original on April 19, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. "Virginia Patton Moss". Archived from the original on 2022-08-21. Retrieved 2022-08-23.

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