|Also Known As:
Gerard Monte Blue
||Died: || February 18, 1963
|Born: || January 11, 1887
||Cause of Death: || heart attack
|| Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
actor, circus performer, script clerk, stuntman, railway porter, cowboy, ditch digger, lumberjack
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After father's death, sent to live at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans Home in Knightstown, Indiana
At age 14, left the Orphans Home and went to work at the <i>Indianapolis News</i>
Switched jobs and was hired by a railroad company; worked as a fireman until injured at aage 18 in a train wreck
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
Film debut as an extra in "The Birth of a Nation"
Worked as a stuntman and assistant to Griffith on "Intolerance"; received first on screen credit
Acted in "Squaw Man", directed by Cecil B, DeMille
Appeared in both "The Affairs of Anatole" (for DeMille) and "Orphans of the Storm" (for Griffith)
Starred opposite Mae Murray in "Peacock Alley"
Put under contract by Warner Bros.
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Gladys Erma Blue. First wife; divorced in 1923.
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.
Betty Jean Blue. Artist. Married from 1959 until his death.
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.
Barbara Ann Holter. Mother, Tove Danor; survived him.
Richard Monte Blue. Died in 1962.
Tove Diane Blue. Sound technician.
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