Monte Blue

Monte Blue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Monte Blue (January 11, 1887 – February 18, 1963) was a movie actor who began his career as a romantic leading man in the silent film era, and later progressed to character roles. Blue was born as Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father was half French, half Cherokee Indian. One of five children, his father died and his mother could not raise five children alone. Along with another brother, they both admitted to the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home. This did not stop him working his way through to Purdue University. When growing up, Blue built up his physique to become a football player (he grew to six feet three inches tall). He not only played football, but he was also a fireman, railroad worker, coal miner, cowpuncher, ranch hand, circus rider, lumberjack, and finally, a day laborer at the studios of D. W. Griffith. He had no theatrical experience when he came to the screen. In his first movie, The Birth of a Nation (1915), he was a stuntman and an extra in the movie. In his next movie, he starred in another small part in the movie, Intolerance (1916). Gradually moving to supporting roles for both D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, Blue earned his breakthrough role as Danton in Orphans of the Storm, starring sisters, Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. Then he rose to stardom as a rugged romantic lead along with top leading actresses such as Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, and Norma Shearer. His most prolific female screen partner was Marie Prevost with whom he made several films in the mid 20s at Warner Brothers. Blue's finest silent screen performance was as the alcoholic doctor who finds paradise in MGM's White Shadows in the South Seas (1928). Blue became one of the few silent stars to survive the talkie revolution. However, he lost his investments in the stock market crash of 1929. He rebuilt his career as a character actor, working until his retirement in 1954. One of his more memorable roles was the sheriff in Key Largo. He divorced his first wife in 1923 and married Tova Jansen in 1924. He had two children, Barbara Ann and Richard Monte. During the later part of his life, Monte Blue was an active Mason and the advance man for the Hamid-Morton Shrine Circus; while on business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he had a heart attack because of complications from influenza, dying at age 76. Monte Blue has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6286 Hollywood Blvd. Description above from the Wikipedia article Monte Blue, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Birthday
    1/10/1887
Key Largo
Key Largo
7.5
Possessed
Possessed
6.9
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Ride, Ranger, Ride
4.7
Backfire
Backfire
5.8
The Mask of Dimitrios
The Mask of Dimitrios
7
Life with Father
Life with Father
6.5
Apache
Apache
6.1
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
6.6
Shadow of a Woman
Shadow of a Woman
4.2
Dodge City
Dodge City
6.9
This Side of the Law
This Side of the Law
4.7
Bad Man of Deadwood
Bad Man of Deadwood
4.4
Flaxy Martin
Flaxy Martin
5.7
Homicide
Homicide
5.3
Song of the Gringo
Song of the Gringo
4.7
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Across the Pacific
6.5
White Shadows in the South Seas
White Shadows in the South Seas
6.6
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Young Bill Hickok
4.3
Born to the West
Born to the West
4.8
Hangman's Knot
Hangman's Knot
6.3
The Affairs of Anatol
The Affairs of Anatol
5.6
Trails of the Wild
Trails of the Wild
0
The Marriage Circle
The Marriage Circle
6.4
Truck Busters
Truck Busters
6
Wagon Wheels
Wagon Wheels
5.1
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Wanderer of the Wasteland
5
Nevada
Nevada
3
The Younger Brothers
The Younger Brothers
5
Bells of San Fernando
Bells of San Fernando
4
Treachery Rides the Range
Treachery Rides the Range
1
Come On, Marines!
Come On, Marines!
5
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
4.3
The Thundering Herd
The Thundering Herd
3.8
Officer Thirteen
Officer Thirteen
6.3
Secret Enemies
Secret Enemies
5.2
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
6.8
The Test
The Test
3.2
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Ranger of Cherokee Strip
0
Secret Agent X-9
Secret Agent X-9
6.7
The Stoker
The Stoker
0
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Desert Gold
5.4
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The Outcasts of Poker Flat
6
The Intruder
The Intruder
3.8
Prison Shadows
Prison Shadows
4.9
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Mystery Sea Raider
3
Gold Raiders
Gold Raiders
5.5
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The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
0
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1
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On Probation
0
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Hawk of the Wilderness
7
King of the Texas Rangers
King of the Texas Rangers
6
Lucretia Lombard
Lucretia Lombard
5
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Sky Racket
3.3
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Student Tour
5
Souls at Sea
Souls at Sea
5.7
The Last Round-up
The Last Round-up
0
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Tom Sawyer, Detective
5.2
Conquest
Conquest
0
My Favorite Blonde
My Favorite Blonde
6.4
The Mysterious Rider
The Mysterious Rider
6
The Last Posse
The Last Posse
6
Rebellious Daughters
Rebellious Daughters
5
Casablanca
Casablanca
8.2
Mademoiselle Midnight
Mademoiselle Midnight
5.8
Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm
6.8
100% American
100% American
5.5
M'Liss
M'Liss
5.8
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So This Is Paris
6.5
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The Man from Painted Post
4.8
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How to Educate a Wife
0
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Daughters of Pleasure
0
Defying Destiny
5.5
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Kiss Me Again
0
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The Limited Mail
0
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Red Hot Tires
0
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0
Other Women's Husbands
Other Women's Husbands
0
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Mary of Scotland
6.3
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The Horn Blows at Midnight
5.8
Broadway Rose
Broadway Rose
0
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Moonlight and Honeysuckle
0
Cocoanut Grove
Cocoanut Grove
0
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'G' Men
6.5
Cinderella Jones
Cinderella Jones
3.3
Frontier Pony Express
Frontier Pony Express
4.8
Juarez
Juarez
6.5
Union Pacific
Union Pacific
6.5
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Days of Jesse James
5.5
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Johnny Belinda
6.8
Gentleman Jim
Gentleman Jim
7.1
Trail of the Arrow
Trail of the Arrow
0
Johanna Enlists
Johanna Enlists
5.8
Port of Hate
5.7
A Million to One
A Million to One
3
The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery
7.5
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Social Error
0
Those Who Dance
Those Who Dance
6
Sunset in Wyoming
Sunset in Wyoming
0
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San Antonio
5.7
Something to Think About
Something to Think About
6.5
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Riders of Death Valley
6.5
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North to the Klondike
6.8
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Law of the Timber
0
Sharad of Atlantis
Sharad of Atlantis
4.4
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The Texas Rangers Ride Again
5.5
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Snake River Desperadoes
3.8
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
7.1
North West Mounted Police
North West Mounted Police
6.3
Road to Singapore
Road to Singapore
6.5
The Big Broadcast of 1938
The Big Broadcast of 1938
5.9
The Goddess of Lost Lake
The Goddess of Lost Lake
0
So You Want to Hold Your Husband
0
The Big Wheel
The Big Wheel
5.9
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Two Guys from Milwaukee
4.8
Geronimo
Geronimo
5
Klondike Fury
Klondike Fury
3.9
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The Time, The Place and The Girl
5.4
Show of Shows
Show of Shows
5.5
Never Say Goodbye
Never Say Goodbye
6.1
The Sea Hornet
The Sea Hornet
5
The Iroquois Trail
The Iroquois Trail
5.8
Our Leading Citizen
Our Leading Citizen
0
The Vagabond Prince
0
I Married a Witch
I Married a Witch
6.8
The Dark Swan
The Dark Swan
0
The Blonde Bandit
The Blonde Bandit
5.8
The Devil's Needle
The Devil's Needle
6.5
Hands Up!
Hands Up!
0
Betsy's Burglar
Betsy's Burglar
0
Stallion Road
Stallion Road
5
The Matrimaniac
The Matrimaniac
6.5
Silver River
Silver River
5.9
The Great Man's Lady
The Great Man's Lady
6.3
Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush
Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush
0
Martyrs of the Alamo
Martyrs of the Alamo
5.2
The Greyhound Limited
The Greyhound Limited
0
No Defense
No Defense
0
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
6
Isle of Escape
Isle of Escape
6
New York Town
New York Town
10
Pacific Blackout
Pacific Blackout
6.3
The Remarkable Andrew
The Remarkable Andrew
8.2
Touchdown, Army
0
From Headquarters
From Headquarters
0
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Bitter Apples
0
The Purple Highway
The Purple Highway
0
Brass
Brass
0
King of Alcatraz
King of Alcatraz
5.7
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Action in the North Atlantic
7
Two Guys from Texas
Two Guys from Texas
6
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
6.1
Mission to Moscow
Mission to Moscow
5.2
The Unfaithful
The Unfaithful
6
Frontier Days
Frontier Days
4
Danger Signal
Danger Signal
5.8
Across the Pacific
Across the Pacific
4.5
So You Want to Play the Horses
6
Recompense
Recompense
0
Peacock Alley
Peacock Alley
0
Revelation
Revelation
0
Being Respectable
Being Respectable
0
The Lover of Camille
The Lover of Camille
0
Scattergood Pulls the Strings
Scattergood Pulls the Strings
0
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
6.9
A Broken Doll
A Broken Doll
0
Road to Morocco
Road to Morocco
6.8
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The Only Road
0
The Hard Way
The Hard Way
6.6
Too Much Johnson
Too Much Johnson
0
Loving Lies
Loving Lies
0
The Microscope Mystery
The Microscope Mystery
0
Romance and Arabella
Romance and Arabella
0
Till I Come Back to You
Till I Come Back to You
5.7
Everywoman
Everywoman
0
Wild and Woolly
Wild and Woolly
6.3
The Man Upstairs
The Man Upstairs
0
Across the Atlantic
Across the Atlantic
0
The Hidden Hand
The Hidden Hand
6.2
Main Street
Main Street
3
Riders of the Night
Riders of the Night
7
My Old Kentucky Home
My Old Kentucky Home
0
The Squaw Man
The Squaw Man
5.8
Rose of Cimarron
Rose of Cimarron
5
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
6.8
Tiger Rose
Tiger Rose
0
Life in Hollywood No. 4
Life in Hollywood No. 4
0
A Perfect Crime
A Perfect Crime
0
Trial by Trigger
Trial by Trigger
2
The Romance of Tarzan
The Romance of Tarzan
0
Hands Up
Hands Up
0
Northern Pursuit
Northern Pursuit
5.9
Colorado Territory
Colorado Territory
6.8
The Black Diamond Express
The Black Diamond Express
0
Warpath
Warpath
5.8
Her Forgotten Past
Her Forgotten Past
6
Illegal Traffic
Illegal Traffic
6.7
Ghosts
Ghosts
4.5
The 13th Commandment
The 13th Commandment
0
Three Desperate Men
Three Desperate Men
5.5
Humoresque
Humoresque
7.1
South of St. Louis
South of St. Louis
5.6
Jim Bludso
0
One-Round Hogan
One-Round Hogan
0
Brass Knuckles
Brass Knuckles
0
Skin Deep
Skin Deep
1
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