Happy Birthday, HENRY TRAVERS. An impish British actor and one of the great benevolent grandfathers of classic films. Known chiefly for his role as Clarence, the angel in Capra’s "It’s A Wonderful Life". He should have been nominated for that role and he did receive an Oscar nod for his train conductor who grows the Miniver rose in "Mrs. Miniver". Like his counterparts, Edmund Gwen and Cecil Kellaway, he made every film he was in that much better just by walking onto the screen.