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Fans Keep Jimmy Stewart Museum From Closing
Originally published on Wed December 25, 2013 7:04 pm
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm David Greene.
The 1946 Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life," starring Jimmy Stewart, has a miracle ending. An angel named Clarence saves Stewart's character, George Bailey, from suicide. The townsfolk of Bedford Falls save George from financial ruin. Now, the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Pennsylvania has gotten a reprieve. With few visitors, its doors were about to shut. But fans sent in donations. Some were big but one envelop contained a single dollar - the return address marked: Clarence.
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