Ann Christy (Gladys Cronin)
Photos with Ann Christy
BiographyLogansport, Indiana, USA
Tiny, blue-eyed Ann Christy started in films with a bit part in Long Pants (1927) with Harry Langdon. She was then signed by one of the three major producers of silent comedy, Al Christie, to appear in a series of short comedies filmed at Paramount. It was there that she was spotted by Harold Lloyd, who saw in her the perfect down-to-earth New York girl he needed as co-star for his next film, Speedy (1928). This gag-laden comedy was filmed on location in New York and was popular with the public and critics alike. Read more... WAMPAS baby star, but the promise of stardom was never fulfilled. Upon her return from New York, only minor roles in minor films came her way. She appeared in The Water Hole (1928), a Zane Grey western, and then ended up in a film for Chesterfield Pictures--a "Poverty Row" outfit--and Mack Sennett short comedies. Her career over before it had really begun, Ann Christy retired from film acting in 1932.