This fallen heroine carved a name for herself in a male-driven comedic industry in the United States.
From just aspiring to be an actress, Jeanne Ann Roose went on to be one of America’s most desirable women. Jeanine Roose, who played young Violet, died at the age of 84.”
Who was Jeanine Ann Roose, the Little Violet in It’s a Wonderful Life?
Jeanine Ann Roose was born to Ivan R. and Agatha Roose. After graduating from Audubon Junior High School, she went on to attend the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jeanine Ann Roose was born to parents Ivan R. and Agatha Roose.
After completing her Audubon Junior High School she attended the University of California, Los Angeles and then worked as a Jungian psychoanalyst.
She began working on The Jack Benny Program, a radio-TV comedy series starring Jack Benny, when she was eight years old.
Roose was also known for her role as Little Violet Bick in It’s a Wonderful Life and for her appearances on The Fitch Bandwagon and The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, both of which were on American radio.
Roose also appeared in several radio shows, including the Lux Radio Theatre production of I Remember Mama, in which she played the role of Chris, and an episode of Mr. President with Edward Arnold.