Henry Travers

  • Birth Name: Travers Heagerty
  • Birth Place: Not available
  • Died: October 18, 1965
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Had a long stage career, first in the United Kingdom and then in the U.S., making his Broadway debut in The Price of Peace in 1901.
  • Transitioned from Broadway to Hollywood by recreating his stage role in Reunion in Vienna for the big-screen version in 1933.
  • Portrayed Clarence the angel in the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
  • Died of arteriosclerosis at age 91.
  • Is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.


  • 1942, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
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