Here is an extremely rare early vintage original autographed 8″ by 10″ photo of television, film and radio character actor Ken Christy (1894 – 1962), from his prime in the 1950s. The only one I have ever come across. The actor started his career on radio programs. From the early 1930s, he had a nearly three decade career on radio, with roles in such popular radio series as Little Orphan Annie, where he played Mr. Bonds, The Great Gildersleeve on which he was a regular as The Chief of Police, as well as portraying several dramatic roles on Suspense. A versatile artist, he was equally comfortable in serious minded programs, such as The Fifth Horseman, Gangbusters, Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy, and The Saint:? As he was with comedy series like Amos’n’ Andy, A Day in the Life of Dennis Day,  and The Alan Young Show. Christy appeared in 144 films and television programs between 1940 and 1962 and many of his films list him as uncredited. His first acting role was in the film Foreign Correspondent (1940) and his career ended with the television series Shannon (1962). A 1950 newspaper article cited the predominance of police roles in Christy’s film background, saying, in 98 out of 100 film roles he has played an officer of the law. ” Christy said, “I’d give anything to stop making arrests and be the guy who commits the crime for once. Christy’s film credits include Burma Convoy (1941), Sunset Blvd as the homicide detective trying to question Norma Desmond, Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), Inside Detroit (1956), and Utah Blaine (1957). His television credits include Gang Busters (1952), Meet Corliss Archer (1954), Death Valley Days (1955), I Love Lucy (1954-56), Celebrity Playhouse (1956), Dragnet (1957), and Wagon Train (1958), General Electric Theater (1959), M Squad (1960), My Three Sons (1961) and Bat Masterson (1961). Pinholes borders, minor corner and edge wear. 1961Whispering Smith (TV Series). String of Circumstances (1961)… Banta / Clem Walters. Men in Shadows (1961)… The Iron Captain (1959)… 1961My Three Sons (TV Series). Small Adventure (1961)… Stationmaster / Attorney Enders / Eli /.. Bullwhacker’s Bounty (1961)… Bat Plays a Dead Man’s Hand (1959)… Election Day (1959)… 1961The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series). Key Man (1961). Boat Dockmaster / Townsman. Swing Your Partner (1961)… Bare Knuckles (1960)… 1960Sea Hunt (TV Series). The Replacement (1960)… 1960All the Fine Young Cannibals. 1960Black Saddle (TV Series). A Case of Slow (1960)… 1960Johnny Ringo (TV Series). Old Timer / Storekeeper. The Bride (1960)… The Gunfighter (1959)… Triangle of Death (1958)… Desert Survival (1957)… 1960M Squad (TV Series). Pitched Battle at Bluebell Acres (1960)… 1959General Electric Theater (TV Series). 1959The Texan (TV Series). Dangerous Ground (1959)… The Unwilling (1959)… 1959The Gunfight at Dodge City. Carl Shoemaker / Sims. The Souvenir (1959)… Lady in Question (1958)… 1959The Jack Benny Program (TV Series). Ernie Kovacs Show (1959)… 1959The Real McCoys (TV Series). The Great Discovery (1959)… 1958Men of Annapolis (TV Series). The Runaway (1958)… Baggage Car Man / Tom Harrison. Train Copter (1958)… Trojan Horse (1957)… The Thirty-Ninth Star (1958)… Rope of Cards (1958)… Night Without Morning (1958). Fateful Decision (1958). Shot Gunderson (voice, uncredited). Clyde Tabor / Walt Tabor. Old Enemy (1958)… Apache Child (1957)… 1958Studio 57 (TV Series). Getaway Car (1958)… Milt Jones / Agent. Bill Longley (1958)… 1958Wagon Train (TV Series). The Honorable Don Charlie Story (1958)… 1958The Restless Gun (TV Series). Strange Family in Town (1958)… Inky Callum / Gentry. One-Man Army (1958)… The Desperate Half-Hour (1956)… Company Control (1957)… 1957The Californians (TV Series). The PO 8 (1957)… The Big Red Wagon (1957). Boss / Dart Thrower / A. A Man Greatly Beloved (1957)… 1957Escape from San Quentin. 1957Father Knows Best (TV Series). Grandpa Retires (1957)… 1957Adventures of Superman (TV Series). The Prince Albert Coat (1957)… 1957The True Story of Jesse James. 1956Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series). The Miracle Hour (1956)… 1956The People’s Choice (TV Series). Sock Gives Gus Away (1956)… 1956Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series). Flowers for Charlie McDaniels (1956). 1956Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series). The Kangaroo Kaper (1956)… 1956Annie Oakley (TV Series). Outlaw Brand (1956)… Jeannie, the Cab Driver (1956)… The Clay Pigeon (1956)… Protect Her Honor (1952). 1956Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series). Girl on the Run (1956)… 1956Four Star Playhouse (TV Series). Autumn Carousel (1956)… 1956Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series). A Tale of Two Citizens (1956). Dock Agent / Ken, the detective. Bon Voyage (1956)… Oil Wells (1954)… 1955Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series). Singing on the Trail (1955)… 1955Death Valley Days (TV Series). The Hangman Waits (1955)… Charlie – Police Sergeant (uncredited). 1955The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series). How Much for Van Such (1955). Opposition Speaker / French. The Great McGinty (1955)… Five Star Final (1954)… No Tears (1955). The Time Barrier (1954). The Reporter Who Made Himself King (1954). Death Row Guard (uncredited). 1954Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series). The Pain in the Neck (1954)… President of the Garden Club (1954)… Janet Goes to College (1954)… Harry the Photographer (1954)… Harry Tells Dex How It Is (1954)… Show all 16 episodes. 1954The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series). Auto License Bureau/George Becomes an Author (1954)… 1954Captain Midnight (TV Series). Counterfeit Millions (1954)… 1954It’s a Great Life (TV Series). I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1954)… Jailer (as Ken Cristy). 1953Walking My Baby Back Home. Chris’s Cabbie (uncredited). 1953The Kid from Left Field. 1953Abbott and Costello Go to Mars. 1952Back at the Front. 1952Something for the Birds. 1952Woman of the North Country. 1952Gang Busters (TV Series). The Quirley Gang (1952)… 1952Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick. 1952Dangerous Assignment (TV Series). The Atomic Mine Story (1952)… 1952Phone Call from a Stranger. Doc – Beanery Owner (uncredited). 1952The Greatest Show on Earth. Tightrope Act Spectator (uncredited). 1951The Model and the Marriage Broker. 1951A Millionaire for Christy. Police Sergeant at Wedding (uncredited). 1951Ace in the Hole. 1951A Place in the Sun. Lieutenant Chief of Staff (uncredited). Officer Ed Kowlaski (uncredited). 1950Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series). 1950Cheaper by the Dozen. Jed – Delivers Telegram (uncredited). 1949Oboler Comedy Theatre (TV Series). Ostrich in Bed (1949). 1949The Devil’s Henchman. 1948Cry of the City. 1948Give My Regards to Broadway. Sheriff Tod Bursom (uncredited). 1947Jiggs and Maggie in Society. Sheriff Alex Carlson (uncredited). Alabama Speaker at Convention (uncredited). Winnipeg Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited). 1943Gildersleeve’s Bad Day. 1943He Hired the Boss. 1942Secrets of the Underground. 1942Laugh Your Blues Away. Sheriff’s Deputy with Attachment (uncredited). 1942Wings for the Eagle. Kat – a Convict. 1942The Mayor of 44th Street. 1942Tarzan’s New York Adventure. Second Police Sergeant (uncredited). 1942Drums of the Congo. Captain of the Congo Queen (uncredited). Police Chief Spencer (uncredited). Jordan – Bank Guard (uncredited). 1942The Courtship of Andy Hardy. Jenkins, Collection Agency Man (uncredited). 1942This Time for Keeps. 1942Two Yanks in Trinidad. 1942Blondie Goes to College. Detective Getting Dithers (uncredited). 1941How to Hold Your Husband – BACK (Short). 1941Shadow of the Thin Man. Detective Bringing in Macy (uncredited). 1941Secrets of the Lone Wolf. 1941Three Girls About Town. 1941I’ll Fix It (Short). 1941Down in San Diego. 1941Whistling in the Dark. Inspector Rogers in Show (uncredited). Chuck – Plainclothesman (uncredited). 1941A Panic in the Parlor (Short). Uniformed Sanitarium Guard (uncredited). Loganville Police Chief (uncredited). 1941Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary. Policeman in Court (uncredited). 1941Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga. 1940You, the People (Short). 1940Third Finger, Left Hand. 1940He Asked for It (Short). Dickson – City Council Member (uncredited). 1940Soak the Old (Short). Martin’s Henchman (uncredited). Fake Dutch Detective (uncredited). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Photograph
- Industry: Movies