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Robert J. Anderson

Personal information
Birth dateMarch 6, 1933
Place of birthHollywood, California, U.S.
Date of deathJune 6, 2008(age 75)
Death placePalm Springs, California, U.S.
Other namesBobbie Anderson
Bob Anderson
OccupationActor/Television producer
SpouseVictoria Anderson (? - June 6, 2008)

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Robert J. Anderson (March 6, 1933 June 6, 2008), better known by his stage name Bobby Anderson (or sometimes Bobbie Anderson), was an American actor and television producer, most famous for his role as Little George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life.

Anderson grew up in a Hollywood family. His father, Gene Anderson was an assistant director and production manager, and his brothers and cousins were editors and production managers in their own right. He was also the nephew of directors William Beaudine and James Flood.

Anderson enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War, serving as a photographer on aircraft carriers. After his time in the Navy, he went on to work behind the scenes in assistant directing, then later production with Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, HBO, United Artists, Columbia, and 20th Century Fox on such films as The Apartment, Hawaii, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, I Love Lucy, Code Red, Police Story, and Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

He also worked as a line producer and production consultant for films such as Passenger 57, Demolition Man and Heat.

He died of cancer at age 75 at his home in Palm Springs, California. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; sons John, Bob Jr., and Joe; daughters Kathleen Inman, Deborah Gutierrez, and Heidi Anderson-Robinson; and 11 grandchildren.

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