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Fans Keep Jimmy Stewart Museum From Closing

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Fans Keep Jimmy Stewart Museum From Closing

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Fans Keep Jimmy Stewart Museum From Closing

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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. Now, the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Pennsylvania has gotten a reprieve. With few visitors, its doors were about to shut.

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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 envelope contained a single dollar - the return address marked: Clarence.

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