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Also Known As: Gerard Monte Blue Died: February 18, 1963
Born: January 11, 1887 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: actor, circus performer, script clerk, stuntman, railway porter, cowboy, ditch digger, lumberjack

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Apache (1954) Geronimo
2.
 Border Ambush (1954) Sheriff
3.
 The Last Posse (1953) Kane
4.
 Ride, Vaquero! (1953) Bartender
5.
 The Story of Will Rogers (1952) Delegate
6.
 Rose of Cimarron (1952) Lone Eagle
7.
 Hangman's Knot (1952) Maxwell
8.
 Warpath (1951) 1st Emigrant
9.
 Snake River Desperadoes (1951) Jim Haverly
10.
 Three Desperate Men (1951) Pete Coleman
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1895:
After father's death, sent to live at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans Home in Knightstown, Indiana
1901:
At age 14, left the Orphans Home and went to work at the <i>Indianapolis News</i>
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Switched jobs and was hired by a railroad company; worked as a fireman until injured at aage 18 in a train wreck
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Variously employed as a steel worker, coal miner, cattle ranch hand, circus performer, lumberjack and sailor
:
While working as a day laborer, became involved in a dispute and fought with three men; director D.W. Griffith reportedly witnessed the altercation and was impressed enough to hire Blue as a stuntman
1915:
Film debut as an extra in "The Birth of a Nation"
1916:
Worked as a stuntman and assistant to Griffith on "Intolerance"; received first on screen credit
1918:
Acted in "Squaw Man", directed by Cecil B, DeMille
1921:
Appeared in both "The Affairs of Anatole" (for DeMille) and "Orphans of the Storm" (for Griffith)
1922:
Starred opposite Mae Murray in "Peacock Alley"
1923:
Put under contract by Warner Bros.
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wife:
Gladys Erma Blue. First wife; divorced in 1923.
wife:
Tove Danor. Showgirl. Had appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies; met when she was an extra on "Orphans of the Storm"; married in 1923 until her death in 1956.
wife:
Betty Jean Blue. Artist. Married from 1959 until his death.

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father:
William Jackson Blue. Railroad worker. Was a scout for William F. Cody; also had served in the army during the Civil War; died c. 1895.
mother:
Lousetta Blue.
daughter:
Barbara Ann Holter. Mother, Tove Danor; survived him.
son:
Richard Monte Blue. Died in 1962.
granddaughter:
Tove Diane Blue. Sound technician.
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