Robert J. Anderson (Robert J. Anderson)

Robert J. Anderson

American Actor and Television Producer. Credited as Bobby Anderson in his youth, he is best known for his role as the young George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). He was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to a showbiz family. He was the son of Marie Augusta (Fleischer) and Gene Anderson (Eugene Randolph Anderson), 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, by marriage, of directors William Beaudine and James Flood (both of whom were married to Anderson’s mother’s sisters). Anderson’s film career as an actor was brief. He appeared in the TV show Spin and Marty, and he made his last film in 1956. 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 and TV shows 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. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia)


  • March, 06, 1933
  • USA


  • June, 06, 2008
  • USA


  • Cremated

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