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.
Name Monte Blue
Also Known As G.M. Blue
Birthday 1887-01-11
Deathday 1963-02-18
Gender Male
IMDB Monte Blue profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
As: Sheriff Ben Wade
1948-07-31
Key Largo...
As: Norris - lake house
1947-07-26
Possessed...
As: Duval, aka Chief Tav
1936-11-30
Ride Ranger Ride...
As: Det. Sgt. Pluther
1950-02-11
Backfire...
As: Abdul Dhris
1944-07-01
The Mask of Dimitrio...
As: The Policeman
1947-09-13
Life with Father...
As: Geronimo
1954-07-09
Apache...
As: Hamzulla Khan
1935-01-11
The Lives of a Benga...
As: Mike, Police Lieuten
1946-09-14
Shadow of a Woman...
As: Barlow
1939-03-31
Dodge City...
As: The Sheriff
1950-06-17
This Side of the Law...
As: Sheriff Jordan
1941-09-05
Bad Man of Deadwood...
As: Joe, Detective
1949-02-15
Flaxy Martin...
As: George (the sheriff)
1949-04-02
Homicide...
As: Sheriff
1936-11-22
Song of the Gringo...
As: Dan Morton
1942-09-05
Across the Pacific...
As: Dr. Matthew Lloyd
1928-11-11
White Shadows in the...
As: Marshal Evans
1940-10-21
Young Bill Hickok...
As: Bart Hammond
1937-12-10
Born to the West...
As: Maxwell
1952-11-15
Hangman's Knot...
As: Abner Elliott
1921-09-25
The Affairs of Anato...
As: RCMP Larry Doyle
1935-07-31
Trails of the Wild...
As: Dr. Franz Braun
1924-02-10
The Marriage Circle...
As: Scrappy O'Brien
1943-01-28
Truck Busters...
As: Kenneth Murdock
1934-09-15
Wagon Wheels...
As: Guerd Larey
1935-09-09
Wanderer of the Wast...
As: Clem Dillon
1935-11-29
Nevada...
As: Deputy Joe
1949-05-03
The Younger Brothers...
As: Governor Don Sebasti
1947-03-01
Bells of San Fernand...
As: Colonel Drummond
1936-05-02
Treachery Rides the ...
As: Lt. Allen
1934-01-01
Come On, Marines!...
As: Joe Stafford
1937-05-12
Rootin' Tootin' Rhyt...
As: Smiley
1933-03-01
The Thundering Herd...
As: Tom Burke
1932-12-15
Officer Thirteen...
As: Hugo Mehl, the Doorm
1942-09-17
Secret Enemies...
As: Bit Role
1943-01-01
Why We Fight: Divide...
As: Pepite La Joie
1935-05-10
The Test...
As: Chief Hunter
1949-11-04
Ranger of Cherokee S...
As: Baron Michael Karste
1937-04-12
Secret Agent X-9...
As: Dick Martin
1932-06-15
The Stoker...
As: Chetley 'Chet' Kased
1936-03-26
Desert Gold...
As: Indian Jim
1937-04-16
The Outcasts of Poke...
As: John Brandt
1933-03-13
The Intruder...
As: Bert McNamee
1936-07-17
Prison Shadows...
As: Captain Norberg
1940-10-26
Mystery Sea Raider...
As: John Sawyer
1951-09-09
Gold Raiders...
As: Mr. Cameron
1938-06-30
The Great Adventures...
As: Crone
1937-12-10
Amateur Crook...
As: Al Murray
1935-04-01
On Probation...
As: Yellow Weasel
1938-12-03
Hawk of the Wilderne...
As: Capt. Tom King Sr.
1941-10-03
King of the Texas Ra...
As: Stephen Winship
1923-12-07
Lucretia Lombard...
As: Benjamin Arnold
1937-10-01
Sky Racket...
As: Jeff Kane
1934-10-05
Student Tour...
As: Mate
1937-09-03
Souls at Sea...
As: Jack Kells
1934-05-01
The Last Round-up...
As: Sheriff Walker
1938-12-24
Tom Sawyer, Detectiv...
As: Donald Overton
1928-12-22
Conquest...
As: Policeman at Union H
1942-04-02
My Favorite Blonde...
As: Cap Folsom
1938-09-21
The Mysterious Rider...
As: Uncle Will
1953-07-04
The Last Posse...
As: Charlie, alias Clint
1938-07-01
Rebellious Daughters...
As: American (uncredited
1942-11-26
Casablanca...
As: Owen Burke / Jerry B
1924-04-14
Mademoiselle Midnigh...
As: Danton
1921-12-28
Orphans of the Storm...
As: Mayme's Army boyfrie
1918-10-04
100% American...
As: Mexican Joe Domingue
1918-05-05
M'Liss...
As: Dr. Paul Giraud
1926-07-31
So This Is Paris...
As: Slim Carter
1917-09-29
The Man from Painted...
As: Ernest Todd
1924-05-01
How to Educate a Wif...
As: Kent Merrill
1924-06-15
Daughters of Pleasur...
As: Jack Fenton
1923-09-29
Defying Destiny...
As: Gaston Fleury
1925-08-01
Kiss Me Again...
As: Bob Wilson / Bob Sno
1925-09-05
The Limited Mail...
As: Al Jones
1925-10-31
Red Hot Tires...
As: Lefty O'Brien
1925-12-12
Hogan's Alley...
As: Dick Lambert
1926-03-17
Other Women's Husban...
As: Messenger
1936-08-28
Mary of Scotland...
As: The Chef (uncredited
1945-04-28
The Horn Blows at Mi...
As: Tom Darcy
1922-09-22
Broadway Rose...
As: Ted Musgrove
1921-07-01
Moonlight and Honeys...
As: Undetermined Role
1938-05-20
Cocoanut Grove...
As: Fingerprint Expert
1935-05-04
G-Men...
As: Jailer
1946-03-09
Cinderella Jones...
As: Cherokee
1939-04-11
Frontier Pony Expres...
As: Lerdo de Tajada
1939-06-10
Juarez...
As: Indian (uncredited)
1939-05-05
Union Pacific...
As: Train Passenger
1939-12-20
Days of Jesse James...
As: Ben (uncredited)
1948-09-14
Johnny Belinda...
As: Gambler in "Lucky Gu
1942-11-14
Gentleman Jim...
As: (archive footage)
1952-11-02
Trail of the Arrow...
As: Pvt. Vibbard
1918-09-14
Johanna Enlists...
As: Hammond
1939-08-21
Port of Hate...
As: John Kent, Sr.
1937-03-03
A Million To One...
As: The Super
1941-02-28
The Great Train Robb...
As: Dean Carter
1935-04-30
Social Error...
As: Dan Hogan
1930-04-18
Those Who Dance...
As: Jim Hayes
1941-07-15
Sunset in Wyoming...
As: Cleve Andrews
1945-12-28
San Antonio...
As: Jim Dirk
1920-10-16
Something to Think A...
As: Rance Davis
1941-07-01
Riders of Death Vall...
As: John Burke
1942-01-23
North to the Klondik...
As: Hodge Mason
1941-12-19
Law of the Timber...
As: Unga Khan
1936-05-30
Undersea Kingdom...
As: Pablo Slide Along
1940-12-13
The Texas Rangers Ri...
As: Jim Haverly
1951-05-30
Snake River Desperad...
As: The Strike Leader
1916-09-04
Intolerance: Love's ...
As: Indian
1940-10-22
North West Mounted P...
As: High Priest
1940-03-22
Road to Singapore...
As: Passenger (uncredite
1938-02-11
The Big Broadcast of...
As: (uncredited)
1918-10-14
The Goddess of Lost ...
As: Rice - Curry's Partn
1950-07-01
So You Want to Hold ...
As: Deacon Jones
1949-11-04
The Big Wheel...
As: Broadcast Director (
1946-07-26
Two Guys from Milwau...
As: Interpreter
1939-11-26
Geronimo...
As: Flight Dispatcher
1942-03-20
Klondike Fury...
As: Stage Manager (uncre
1946-12-28
The Time, The Place ...
As: Condemned Man (segme
1929-12-28
Show of Shows...
As: Policeman (uncredite
1946-11-09
Never Say Goodbye...
As: Lt. Drake
1951-11-06
The Sea Hornet...
As: Chief Sagamore
1950-06-15
The Iroquois Trail...
As: Frank
1939-08-23
Our Leading Citizen...
As: Peasant
1916-10-22
The Vagabond Prince...
As: Doorman (uncredited)
1942-10-30
I Married a Witch...
As: Lewis Dike
1924-11-26
The Dark Swan...
As: Police Chief Ramsey
1950-01-11
The Blonde Bandit...
As: Bartender (uncredite
1916-08-12
The Devil's Needle...
As: Dan Tracy
1917-04-28
Hands Up!...
As: Victor Gilpin
1917-03-04
Betsy's Burglar...
As: Horse Rancher (uncre
1947-04-12
Stallion Road...
As: Assistant Hotel Mana
1916-12-16
The Matrimaniac...
As: 'Buck' Chevigee
1948-05-29
Silver River...
As: Man #2, Hoyt City
1942-04-29
The Great Man's Lady...
As: Sheriff
1954-01-01
Adventures of the Te...
As: Defender of the Alam
1915-11-20
Martyrs of the Alamo...
As: Monte
1929-02-09
The Greyhound Limite...
As: Monte Collins
1929-04-05
No Defense...
As: Minor Role
1915-02-08
The Birth of a Natio...
As: Dave Wade
1930-02-28
Isle of Escape...
As: McAuliffe
1941-10-31
New York Town...
As: Colonel
1941-12-31
Pacific Blackout...
As: Policeman
1942-03-05
The Remarkable Andre...
As: Pilot (uncredited)
1938-08-04
Touchdown, Army...
As: Unknown
1965-12-31
Hollywood My Home To...
As: Happy Smith
1929-04-27
From Headquarters...
As: John Wyncote
1927-04-23
Bitter Apples...
As: Edgar Prentice, aka
1923-08-05
The Purple Highway...
As: Philip Baldwin
1923-03-04
Brass...
As: Officer
1938-09-30
King of Alcatraz...
As: Seaman
1943-06-12
Action in the North ...
As: Unknown
1951-04-15
The Adventures of Wi...
As: Unknown
1952-10-01
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1954-10-15
The Adventures of Ri...
As: Unknown
1959-01-09
Rawhide...
As: Unknown
1955-09-06
The Life and Legend ...
As: Unknown
1956-09-07
The Adventures of Ji...
As: Unknown
1957-11-01
26 Men...
As: Unknown
1952-10-03
Mr. & Mrs. North...