Karolyn Grimes

Karolyn Grimes

According to Grimes, the name "Zuzu" came from a cookie, similar to a gingersnap, that was sold in the early 1900s.

Her Hollywood career ended with her parents' deaths when she was a teen. She was sent to live with her aunt. She eventually became a medical technician.

In 1999, she went to Philadelphia to take part in special extravaganza. One-hundred 4th of July babies were present from 1900-99 and she represented 1940.

In an interview on radio station WLIT (Chicago) on 14 December 2005, she mentioned that she will answer e-mail sent to zuzu@zuzu.net.

Interviewed in the book "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010) by Tom Weaver.

Lives in Carnation, Washington.

One of her most vivid memories of filming "It's a Wonderful Life" was the large Christmas tree in the Bailey house. Grimes' own family had a two-foot-tall tree that stood on a table. She enjoyed the snow on the set, even thought it was artificial, because she had never seen real snow.

She rang the Closing Bell on Wall Street in 2003.

She still has an angel ornament from the Christmas tree in the movie It's a Wonderful Life (1946).