Ken Christy

born: 23 November 1894
Greenville, Pennsylvania,
United States of America
died: 23 July 1962
Hollywood, California,
United States of America
(cardiovascular disease, age 67)

Prolific American actor in films, radio, and TV.
His son Bill Christy acted in radio and films. He died at age 20 in 1946 from polio a year after his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in WWII. Ken's WWI & WWII Draft Cards give his birth place as Pittsburg, PA but the 1880,1900,(1910 & '20). Censuses have his Dad and (future) Mom in Greenville where they were married in 1882.
Real name: Robert Kenneth Christy
Height: 5'10½"
Films listed on this page: 1 film with Laurel & Hardy.



The Big Noise
Train passenger

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Acknowledgements: (1880 Census Greenville, PA: Dad Frank & future Mom Laura res: marr there 1882) (1900 C Greenville, PA: age 6: w parents) (1910 C Greenville, PA: age 15: w parents) (1920 C Greenville, PA: actor "musical comedy": age 24: w parents: single) (1962 Jul 23 LA : Death Certificate) WWII Draft Cards 1942 Apr 25 LA: Ht. 5'10 1/2": (sic)born Pittsburg, PA) (1962 Jul 23: Grave: bio: prolific actor w photos) (1946 Feb 26 LA: son Billy's Grave & bio)
Jim Jarvis (bio notes and research)

This page was last updated on: 2023