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Bob Anderson



Some actors and actresses will remain forever tied to a single role; Bob Anderson is one such performer, forever remembered for his portrayal of the young George Bailey (played as an adult by Jimmy Stewart) in Frank Capra's holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946). The scion of a well-respected Hollywood family, Anderson grew up in Southern California and debuted onscreen at age seven in the Shirley Temple outing Young People (1940), then followed it up with similar turns in such features as Tender Comrade (1943), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), and The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945). Life, however, brought about his most beloved portrayal; his memorable scenes were those in which George Bailey prevents the Bedford Falls druggist from making a permanent and fatal error, and subsequently receives a declaration of love from wife-to-be Mary Hatch -- in his deaf ear. In subsequent years, Anderson stepped behind the camera and eked out a successful career in production, rising through the studio ranks from second assistant director to production manager on various projects. Anderson died of melanoma at age 75 in June 2008.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Nature
  • Actor
2007
55% Cyberworld
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet The Simpsons - Gone Wild
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Young Billy Young
  • Actor
1969
75% A Place in the Sun
  • Eagle Scout
1951
100% Winchester '73
  • Basset
1950
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Ransome
1948
No Score Yet The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Child
1945
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Augie
1945
No Score Yet Young People
  • Jerry Dakin
1940
No Score Yet Bob Anderson's Stretching for Better Golf
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Director
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Appearing

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