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Henry Travers Overview:

Character actor, Henry Travers, was born Travers John Heagerty on Mar 5, 1874 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Travers died at the age of 91 on Oct 18, 1965 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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Henry Travers came to films when he was almost 60 and specialized in wisdom and whimsicality, combining both in memorable fashion as Clarence the Angel in Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life". He died from complications following arteriosclerosis. Received an Oscar nomination for "Mrs Miniver.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Although Travers was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

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By Bogart Fan on Nov 14, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

Birth Name:  Travers John Heagerty Birthdate: March 5, 1874 Number of Films that Made with Humphrey Bogart:  3 The Lowdown It probably shows how little I truly know about classic film to admit that I learned was an English actor while researching this post!  I’m embarrass... Read full article


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Henry Travers Film Quotes
Clarence: Clarence Oddbody, AS2.
George Bailey: Oddbody... Hey, what's an AS2?
Clarence: Angel, Second Class.
[the bridgekeeper, overhearing it, falls backwards in his chair]

Dr. Irving: I tell you, Ellen, we're the public disgrace of America. You know what the New York newspapers are saying? There's no law west of Chicago... and west of Dodge City, no God!
-- From Dodge City

Clarence: You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?

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Henry Travers Facts
Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace entrance, Hall of Inspiration, directly across from W.C. Fields.

Fondly remembered as Clarence, James Stewart's guardian angel ("angel second class"), in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

Active on Broadway from 1901-38 (early in his career credited as Travers Heagerty, his birth name).

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