Monte Blue

Movie Actor

Monte Blue was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on January 11th, 1887 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 76, Monte Blue biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 11, 1887
United States
Place of Birth
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Death Date
Feb 18, 1963 (age 76)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor
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Purdue University
Monte Blue Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Erma Gladys King, (m. 1909; div. 1923), Tova Jansen, ​ ​(m. 1924; died 1956)​, Betty Jean Munson Mess, ​ ​(m. 1959)​
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Monte Blue Life

Monte Blue (born Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather; January 11, 1887 – February 18, 1963) was a film actor who began his career as a romantic lead in the silent period, and he continued to appear in a variety of motion pictures for decades after the introduction of sound.

Early life

Blue was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Orphalena Springer, an Irish mother, although his father William Jackson Blue, a half-French and a part Cherokee and Osage Indian, was born. He had three brothers: Charles Bertram, Leroy, and William Morris. His father was a Civil War veteran and served as a scout for the Buffalo Bill.

Since his father was killed in a railroad collision, his mother could not raise four children alone, so Blue and one of his brothers were admitted to the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home. He eventually attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Blue grew to a height of 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 meters). He played football and worked as a fireman, coal miner, cowpuncher, ranch hand, circus rider, and day laborer at the studios of D.W. Griffith.

Personal life

In 1923, Blue divorced his first wife and married Tova Jansen the following year. Barbara Ann and Richard Monte had two children. Blue, a resident of Hamid-Morton Shrine Circus in the later part of his life, was a good Mason and was known as the advance man for the Hamid-Morton Shrine Circus. He died after suffering a heart disease caused by influenza complications in 1963 while on business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, he is interred next to his mother-in-law, actress Bodil Rosing.


Monte Blue Career


When he first appeared on film, Blue had no theatre experience. In which he was both a stuntman and an extra, his first film was The Birth of a Nation (1915). He was also a small part of Intolerance (1916) for another short time. During the making of Macbeth (1916), he was also a stuntman or stand-in for Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Blue, who appeared in Orphanage of the Storm, starring sisters Lillian and Dorothy Gish, is transitioning to supporting roles for both D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille. Then, along with top leading actresses such as Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, and Norma Shearer, rose to fame as a brisk romantic lead. He appeared in MGM's White Shadows in the South Seas (1928), as the alcoholic doctor who finds paradise. Blue became one of the few silent stars to make it through the sound revolution; however, he lost his capital in the 1929 stock market crash.

He revived his career as a character actor, appearing in several television series until 1960, mainly Westerns, such as Annie Oakley. He was a Warner Bros. actor in character roles and as an extra.

In Key Largo opposite Lionel Barrymore, one of his more memorable roles was as the sheriff.

Monte Blue was nominated for his contributions to the motion picture industry on February 8, 1960, and he was a guest on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.