Dorothy Christy

Dorothy Christy (born Dorothea J. Seltzer, later Dorothy Rucker, May 26, 1906[2] – May 21, 1977) was an American actress.

Dorothy Christy
Dorothy Christy & Jameson Thomas in Extravagance, 1930
Dorothea J. Seltzer

(1906-05-26)May 26, 1906
DiedMay 21, 1977(1977-05-21) (aged 70)
Resting placeChapel Of The Pines Crematory
Years active1929-1953
Spouse(s)Harold Christy
Rollin Rucker; 1 son [1]
ChildrenCreed Rucker (b. 1940)


Christy was born on May 26, 1906 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She acted with Will Rogers, Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers and with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the film Sons of the Desert (1933), in the role of Mrs Laurel. She was Queen Tika of Murania in The Phantom Empire, Gene Autry’s 1935 cliffhanger serial.[3] She concluded her cinema career in 1953.

Dorothy Christy died of natural causes five days shy of her seventy-first birthday.

Selected filmography


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  2. "Features". Retrieved 2017-11-11.
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