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Todd Karns

Highest Rated: 94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Lowest Rated: 43% My Son John (1952)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1921

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of actor Roscoe Karns, Todd Karns briefly pursued a television and film career in the 1940s and 1950s. He was afforded his best opportunities on TV, where he co-starred with Helen Chapman in Jackson and Jill (1949), the first filmed weekly sitcom. He later appeared in support of his father in the popular DuMont Network cop series, Rocky King, Detective (1950-1954). In the final analysis, Todd Karns will be most fondly remembered as Harry Bailey, the war hero/younger brother of small-town banker George Bailey (James Stewart), in Frank Capra's imperishable film classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Like the character he portrayed in the film, Karns was himself a WWII veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. In 1971, Karns and his wife moved to Ajijic, Mexico, where they established an English-language theater. He directed and produced in this theater for 30 years until his death in early 2000 at the age of 79.

Highest Rated Movies



92% The Caine Mutiny Stilwell 1954
No Score Yet Mission over Korea Lt. Jerry Barker 1953
No Score Yet Flat Top Judge 1952
No Score Yet Mutiny Andrews 1952
43% My Son John Bedford 1952
80% The Magnificent Yankee Secretary 1950
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart Escort 1949
60% Good Sam Joe Adams 1948
94% It's a Wonderful Life Harry Bailey 1946
No Score Yet The Courtship of Andy Hardy Harry Land 1942
No Score Yet Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Harry 1941


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