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Dorothy Christy (1906–1977)

Dorothy Christy was born Dorothea J. Seltzer in Reading Pennsylvania. She was an American actress who worked with film greats such as Will Rogers, Buster Keaton, the Marx brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and many others. She even worked with the singing cowboy himself, Gene Autry. She passed away of natural causes in Santa Monica, California. See full bio »

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Sons of the Desert Mrs. Betty Laurel
The Phantom Empire Queen Tika
Love Birds Kitten
Playboy of Paris Mlle. Berengere


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 1953 So Big
Widow Paarlenberg
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Officer's Wife at Dance (uncredited)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1949 Wild Calendar
Wealthy Shopper (uncredited)
 1948 Fighting Back
Martha Higby
 1948 Dream Girl
Mollie Hand (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River
Woman (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Grace, in 'Fabulous Joe'
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Store Official (uncredited)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Man (uncredited)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1947 Scared to Death
Mrs. Williams (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfaithful
Mrs. Freedley (uncredited)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Nell Brown
 1946 Undercurrent
Gossip in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1946 The Magnificent Rogue
 1946 Little Miss Big
Mrs. Baxter (uncredited)
 1946 Lover Come Back
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1946 Little Giant
Jim's wife (uncredited)
 1945 Black Market Babies
Mrs. Becker (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Nora (uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals
Lady Molly Asbury (née Hogan) (uncredited)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Cashier (uncredited)
 1945 Junior Miss
Mrs. Cummings
 1945 That's the Spirit
Nurse (uncredited)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Mother Bronson (uncredited)
 1945 Fashion Model
Madame Celeste
 1944 Army Wives
Mrs. Lowry
 1944 Laura
Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Cowboy and the Senorita
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds
Maya Harris (uncredited)
 1943 Cutie on Duty (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1943 Seeing Nellie Home (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1943 Radio Runaround (Short)
Mrs. Arlene Errol
 1943 Gem-Jams (Short)
Mrs. Arlene Errol
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Sally (uncredited)
 1943 Double Up (Short)
Leon's Wife
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Speaker (uncredited)
 1942 Dear! Deer! (Short)
Mrs. Taylor
 1942 Get Hep to Love
3rd Woman (uncredited)
 1942 Sunset on the Desert
Committee Woman (uncredited)
 1942 The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine
Mrs. Updyke
 1941 Sierra Sue
Verebel Featherstone
 1941 Sailors on Leave
Blonde Woman (uncredited)
 1940 City of Chance
Woman on Phone (uncredited)
 1939 They Shall Have Music
Woman Angry at Husband Being Late (uncredited)
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Mrs. Henry Smith (uncredited)
 1939 Rough Riders' Round-up
Rusty's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Blonde (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
 1938 Submarine Patrol
McPeek's Girl (uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Lady in Waiting to Madame Du Barry (uncredited)
 1938 Woman Against Woman
Mrs. Morton
 1937 Topper
Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 Love Is News
Boardinghouse Beauty (uncredited)
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
Beautician (uncredited)
 1936 Early to Bed
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Helen Kay
 1935 I've Been Around
 1935 The Phantom Empire
Queen Tika
 1934 Bright Eyes
Anita Smythe
 1934 6 Day Bike Rider
Mrs. Mabel St. Clair
 1934 Servants' Entrance
Mrs. Knut Johnson
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Gwen (uncredited)
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
Woman with Earrings
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Gossipy Blonde Fight Fan (uncredited)
 1934 Such Women Are Dangerous (uncredited)
 1934 Love Birds
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno
Derwent's Client - Hubert's Divorce Seeking Wife (uncredited)
 1933 Sons of the Desert
Mrs. Betty Laurel
 1933 Only Yesterday
Rena (uncredited)
 1933 Open Sesame (Short)
 1933 The Big Squeal (Short)
 1933 Mister Mugg (Short)
 1933 Second Hand Wife
Rose Bray (uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Slightly Married
 1932 Devil and the Deep
Mrs. Crimp
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
 1932 Forbidden Company
Louelle Fenwick
 1932 The Arm of the Law
Mrs. Myrtle Welling
 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Mrs. Chauncey Chadwick
 1932 Shop Angel
Margot Kennedy
 1932 Union Depot
Society Woman Saying Goodbye to Jean (uncredited)
 1932 The Unexpected Father
Evelyn Smythe
 1931 The Devil Plays
Dolores Quincy
 1931 Convicted
Constance Forbes
 1931 Night Life in Reno
Gwen Maynard
 1931 Grief Street
Mrs. Alvin Merle aka Ethel Wynn
 1931 Gold Dust Gertie
Mabel Guthrie
 1931 Big Business Girl
Mrs. Emery
 1931 King of the Wild
Mrs. LaSalle
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Angelica Embrey
 1931 Caught Cheating
 1931 No, No, Lady (Short)
Adelle Martin
 1930/I Big Money
 1930 Playboy of Paris
Mlle. Berengere
 1930 Extravagance
Esther Hamilton
 1930 So This Is London
Lady Amy Ducksworth
 1930 She Who Gets Slapped (Short)
Wife (as Dorothy Christie)
 1929 That's My Wife (Short)
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Stage Play: The New Moon. Musical/romance. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel and Laurence Schwab. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music orchestrated by Emil Gerstenberger and Alfred Goodman. Musical Director: Alfred Goodman. Musical numbers staged by Bobby Connolly. Imperial Theatre (moved to The Casino ... See more »

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