Marcia Anne Northrop

  1. Karolyn Grimes, The Bishop’s Wife, 1947.      Even tots have casting stories…    Producer Sam Golwyn stopped everything, changed directors, had Oscar-winner Robert Sherwood’s script respun (by Billy Wilder among other scribes) and ordered Cary Grant and David Niven to swop roles. The ensuing delay meant the five-year-old Marcia Anne could not continue as Debby – the bishop’s daughter. Her successor was Hollywood-born Grimes, aka James Stewart’s kid, Zuzu Bailey, in the previous year’s It’s A Wonderful Life, where she uttered the immortal line: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”  All together now: Ahhhh!

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