Jeanine Ann Roose, the little girl featured in the iconic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” has died
Jeanine passed on New Year’s Eve at her home in L.A. We’re told she had been battling an illness — an infection in her abdomen — for a couple of months and succumbed to it. We’re told it was not COVID-related.
The 1946 Christmas classic is based on the ‘The Greatest Gift’ by Philip Van Doren Stern and tells the story of George Bailey, who continuously sets aside his own dreams to give back to his community.
Yet when a financial crisis pushes him to the brink, an angel named Clarence is forced to intervene to show him how the lives of those he loved would have been changed for the worse if it wasn’t for the kind gestures through which he lived his life.
Jeanine’s passing comes the day after legendary comedy actress Betty White died at the age of 99. White was just shy of her 100th birthday on January 17th.
“Wonderful Life” wasn’t Janine’s first gig … she appeared on “The Jack Benny Show” when she was 8, as Little Alice Harris.
Janine married Eugene Richard Auger in 1964. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including son Joe, when she passed.
Janine was 84. RIP