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Dixie Dunbar (I) (1919–1991)


She was a vivacious, kewpie doll-like dancer/entertainer of 1930s Broadway and Hollywood musicals. Dixie Dunbar was born Christine Elizabeth Dunbar in Montgomery, Alabama on January 18, 1918, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Nicknamed "Tootsie" by her mother, she took dancing lessions at an early age and it was quickly learned that Dixie had a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pigskin Parade
Pigskin Parade Ginger Jones
(1936)
King of Burlesque
(1936)
Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1938)
Once Over Lightly
Once Over Lightly Judy Kapouris
(1938)

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 1938 Once Over Lightly (Short)
Judy Kapouris
 1938 Freshman Year
Dotty Wright
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Specialty
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Receptionist
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Tiny Bronson
 1938 Love on a Budget
Betty Fisher
 1937 Life Begins at College
Polly (uncredited)
 1937 Sing and Be Happy
Della Dunn
 1936 One in a Million
Goldie
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Ginger Jones
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Telephone Operator
 1936 Back to Nature
Mabel
 1936 The First Baby
Maude Holbrook
 1936 King of Burlesque
Marie
 1935 Professional Soldier
Entertainer
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Mitzi, a Showgirl (uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals
Patsy Day
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Stage Play: Life Begins at 8:40. Musical revue. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and E.Y. Harburg. Comedy scenes directed by Philip Loeb. Principal director: John Murray Anderson. Winter Garden Theatre: 27 Aug 1934- 16 Mar 1935 (237 performances). Cast: Ray Bolger, Luella Gear, Bert Lahr, Frances Williams, Eugene Ashley, Jack ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Christine King

Height:

4' 11½" (1.51 m)
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I enjoyed my career but it was my mother who had all the ambition. See more »

Trivia:

Second husband, Robert M. Herndon, was an executive of Cinerama Corp. whom she met while appearing on TV. Third husband Jack L. King, who predeceased her, was a millionaire from Miami Beach. She had no children. See more »

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Capricorn

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