Ann Christy

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Ann Christy
BornGladys Cronin
(1905-05-31)May 31, 1905
Logansport, Indiana
DiedNovember 14, 1987(1987-11-14) (aged 82)
Vernon, Texas
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationActress
Years active1927-1932
 
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Ann Christy
BornGladys Cronin
(1905-05-31)May 31, 1905
Logansport, Indiana
DiedNovember 14, 1987(1987-11-14) (aged 82)
Vernon, Texas
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationActress
Years active1927-1932

Ann Christy (May 31, 1905 – November 14, 1987) was an American motion picture actress.

Career[edit]

Born Gladys Cronin in Logansport, Indiana, Christy left Indiana and relocated to California where she attended Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles. With plan to pursue a career in business, Christy was persuaded by her friends to try acting. She made her film debut in a bit part in the 1927 film Long Pants, starring Harry Langdon. That same year, she awarded an Al Christie comedy leading lady film contract in May 1927. She appeared in film comedies with Bobby Vernon and Neal Burns. In 1928, Christy was selected by Harold Lloyd from more than fifty applicants to play his leading lady in the comedy Speedy (1928). That same year, she was selected one of thirteen WAMPAS Baby Stars.

Following her success in Speedy, Christy vacationed in New York. When she returned to Hollywood, she discovered that she had been forgotten. She returned to acting with parts in collegian film serials with Universal Pictures. In 1931, Christy sued the Herbert M. Baruch Corporation for $100,730 in damages. She said she sustained multiple fractures and other injuries when she drove her car into a ditching machine, which she contended was left on the highway by the defendants, without the proper lights. It is not clear what the verdict was. She made her last onscreen appearance in the 1932 film Behind Stone Walls, starring Edward J. Nugent.

Death[edit]

Ann Christy died in Vernon, Texas of a heart attack in 1987, aged 82.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1927Long PantsBit RoleUncredited
No Sparking
The Kid SisterMary Hall
1928SpeedyJane Dillon
The Water HoleDolores
1929Just Off BroadwayNan Morgan
The Lariat KidMary Lou
Lady of LionsJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#1): Lady of Lions
Hi-Jack and the GameJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#2): Hi-Jack and the Game
The Take-OffJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#3): The Take-Off
1930SteeplechaseJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#4): Steeplechase
Live GhostsJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#5): Live Ghosts
Footlight FolliesJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#6): Footlight Follies
A Royal Four-FlushJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#7): A Royal Four-Flush
Arabian DazeJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#8): Arabian Daze
Seeing StarsJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#9): Seeing Stars
Chinese BluesJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#10): Chinese Blues
HalloweenJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#11): Halloween
SchoolmatesJudyAlternative title: Sporting Youth (#12): Schoolmates
Goodbye Legs
Hello, Television
The Fourth AlarmHelen Griffith
Divorced Sweethearts
1931Big EarsWheezer's mother
Hollywood Halfbacks
1932Dream HouseBetty BrooksAlternative title: Crooner's Holiday
Behind Stone WallsPeg Harper - Bob's Girlfriend

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