One of Jimmy Hawkins’ first roles was as little Tommy Bailey in Frank Capra’s classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” film. He then went on to a career in the entertainment industry that included over 80 feature film credits, dozens of roles on television shows in the 1950’s and 60’s, and several films and TV shows as a producer.
Hawkins was perhaps best knows as “Tag” in Annie Oakley’s television series and toured the country as part of Gene Autry’s travelling western show. He also appeared in movies alongside Elvis Presley and television show such as Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, Gidget and many others.
An exhibit featuring the career of Jimmy Hawkins will open in late October 2015 at the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Museum in downtown Seneca Falls, NY.