It is an uplifting tale, reminding people they are surrounded by family who love them.
But when the cameras filming It’s A Wonderful Life stopped rolling, life wasn’t so wonderful for the child at its centre.
Karolyn Grimes, now 71, starred as six-year-old Zuzu in the 1946 movie that follows an angel who saves a father set on killing himself so his family can benefit from the life insurance.
Grimes will be back in Seneca Falls this coming weekend for the It’s A Wonderful Life Celebration.
Bailey Bridge Wedding –
It was wonderful wedding for Tiffany Ritchey and her fiance Christopher Knoll in December 2008. The Ohio couple tied the knot on the George Baily Bridge in Seneca Falls. Actress Karolyn Grimes, who was six years old when she played Zuzu in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was a witness for the couple during the 15-minute ceremony held under sunny skies and a high temperature of 24 degrees. Photo by Greg Cotterill.