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Todd Karns
Birth: Jan. 15, 1921
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 2000
Jalisco, Mexico

Actor. Born in Hollywood, California, the son of Mary Fraso and character actor Roscoe Karns. Following his father's example, he became an actor, beginning his career at age 20 with "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary" and "The Courtship of Andy Hardy." Barely begun, his career was interrupted by the Second World War. He served with the Army Air Corps for the duration and upon his return to Hollywood, stepped into what was his best known role; that of Harry Baily in the Capra classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." In 1949, he broke new ground, co-starring in "Jackson and Jill," the first weekly situation comedy for television. The 1950s saw him in very minor film roles in such films as "The Caine Mutiny," "China Venture," and "My Foolish Heart" while he expansed his television work, appearing in such programs as "The Lone Ranger," "Rocky King, Detective," in which he appeared with his father; and "Dragnet." In 1971 he and his wife moved to Ajijic, Mexico, near Guadalajara, where they opened the Lakeside Little Theater, an English-language venue where he produced and directed plays for the next three decades, until his death at age 79. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Roscoe L. Karns (1891 - 1970)
  Mary M. Fraso Karns (1901 - 1977)

Cause of death: Cancer
Ajijic Cemetery
Chapala Municipality
Jalisco, Mexico
Plot: Unmarked
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 03, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20733
Todd Karns
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- sjm
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
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