Carol Coombs

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Carol Coombs
Born (1935-10-15) October 15, 1935 (age 83)
Years active1941–1958

Carol Coombs is a former Canadian-born American actress. She appeared in 24 films between 1941 and 1958, although mostly in minor roles. She is probably best-known as Janie Bailey, the oldest daughter of James Stewart and Donna Reed, in the 1946 film classic It's a Wonderful Life. In the 1950s, she also had roles in a number of television productions.

Coombs retired from film business in her early twenties and spent the rest of her working life teaching kindergarten and elementary school. As of December 2014, the great-grandmother and her husband of 57 years, Chet Mueller, lived in Irvine, California. She often attends festivals and meetings dealing with It's a Wonderful Life.[1]



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