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Henry Travers Biography

Birth Name:
Travers Heagerty

Fast Facts

  • Had a long stage career, first in the United Kingdom and then in the U
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  • , 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


  • 1942Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated