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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
King of Burlesque
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Once Over Lightly
Once Over Lightly Judy Kapouris


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 1938 Once Over Lightly (Short)
Judy Kapouris
 1938 Freshman Year
Dotty Wright
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
 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
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Ginger Jones
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Telephone Operator
 1936 Back to Nature
 1936 The First Baby
Maude Holbrook
 1936 King of Burlesque
 1935 Professional Soldier
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Mitzi, a Showgirl (uncredited)
 1934 George White's Scandals
Patsy Day
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Yokel Boy. Musical comedy. See more »

Alternate Names:

Christine King


4' 11½" (1.51 m)

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I did whatever I was told to do [in Hollywood], but I never really enjoyed making movies like I did being in a show. See more »


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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