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Dorothy Christy

Highest Rated:   100% Laura (1944)
Lowest Rated:   80% Bright Eyes (1934)
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Birthplace:   Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Blonde American actress Dorothy Christy thrived in the early 1930s as an excellent second lead and comedy foil. Christy seemed most at home in slapstick comedies: she played the older sister who must be married off to clear the way for her younger sister's happiness in Buster Keaton's Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931) and rifle-wielding Mrs. Betty Laurel ("I've never missed yet!") in Laurel & Hardy's Sons of the Desert (1933). She was also quite adept at conveying icy truculence, notably as the gossiping socialite in Devil and the Deep (1932) and as bratty Jane Withers' avaricious mother in the 1934 Shirley Temple musical Bright Eyes. Perhaps her most offbeat role was Queen Tika, ruler of the underground city of Murania, in the camp-classic serial Phantom Empire (1935). Throughout the 1940s, she continued playing supporting roles in the 2-reelers of such comics as Leon Errol and Edgar Kennedy, and bits in features, most often in those productions helmed by her Sons of the Desert director William A. Seiter (Little Giant, Lover Come Back etc.) At various junctures in her film career, Dorothy Christy billed herself as Dorothy Christie.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Men with Steel Faces
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet So Big
  • Widow Paarlenberg
1953
83% The Fountainhead
  • Society Woman
1949
No Score Yet Dream Girl
  • Mollie Hand
1948
No Score Yet Homecoming
  • Guest
1948
No Score Yet Silver River
  • Woman
1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Store Official
1947
No Score Yet The Unfaithful
  • Mrs. Freedley
1947
No Score Yet Smash Up: The Story of a Woman
  • Woman
1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent
  • Woman
1946
No Score Yet The Magnificent Rogue
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Little Giant
  • Wife
1946
No Score Yet Dakota
  • Nora
1945
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945)
  • Lady Asbury
1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • Cashier
1945
No Score Yet Fashion Model
  • Mme. Celeste
1945
100% Laura
  • People
1944
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita
  • Lulubelle
1944
No Score Yet The Falcon and the Co-eds
  • Maya Harris
1943
No Score Yet Sierra Sue
  • Verebel
1941
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music
  • Young Woman
1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven
  • Mrs. Henry Smith
1939
No Score Yet Rough Riders' Round-up
  • Rusty's Dancing Partner
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Lady-in-Waiting to DuBarry
1938
No Score Yet Woman Against Woman
  • Mrs. Morton
1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Woman in Lobby
1938
No Score Yet Love Is News
  • Girl
1937
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man
  • Helen Kay
1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire
  • Queen Tika
1935
80% Bright Eyes
  • Anita Smythe
1934
No Score Yet Servants' Entrance
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Kiss and Make-Up
  • Greta
1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Rena
1933
100% Sons of the Desert
  • Mrs. Laurel
1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man
  • Chorus Girl
1933
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
  • Mrs. Chadwick
1932
No Score Yet Shop Angel
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Big Business Girl
  • Mrs. Emery
1931
No Score Yet Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
  • Angelica Embrey
1931
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Constance Forbes
1931
No Score Yet Grief Street
  • Mrs. Alvin Merle aka Ethel Wynn
1931
No Score Yet Night Life in Reno
  • Gwen Maynard
1931
No Score Yet So This Is London
  • Lady Amy Ducksworth
1930
No Score Yet That's My Wife
  • Actor
1929

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