Monte Blue

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Monte Blue
Monte Blue
Birthday/Birthplace Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather
(1887-01-11)January 11, 1887
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Deceased February 18, 1963(1963-02-18)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack; influenza
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
College(s) Purdue University
Profession(s) Actor
Active Years 1915–1960
Wife/Husband Erma Gladys (?-1923, divorced)
Tova Jansen (1924-1956, her death)
Betty Jean Munson Mess (1959-1963, his death)

Monte Blue (January 11, 1887 – February 18, 1963) was a film actor of American nationality whose career began as the first male performer in romantic productions of the silent film era, devoting himself later to the interpretation of roles as an actor of character.

Monte_Blue’s Biography

His real name was Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather , and he was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father was of French descent and Cherokee, and passed away being Blue young. With a total of five children, her mother could not raise them on her own. That is why Blue and one of his brothers were admitted to the Indiana Soldiers ‘and Sailors’ Children’s Home, something that did not prevent him from progressing and getting to study at Purdue University.

Blue looked after his physique and became a football player. In addition to being an athlete, Blue was also a fireman, railroad worker, miner, cowboy, circus rider, lumberjack and, finally, a day laborer in the film studios of Mr. W. Griffith.

When he came to the screen he had no theatrical experience. In his first film, The Birth of a Nation (1915), his work was as a specialist and extra. In the next, Intolerance (1916), he already played a small role. Gradually she progressed in cast roles for productions of D. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, until her great opportunity as Danton came in The Two Orphans, along with sisters Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. From there he achieved stardom as the first romantic actor, working with actresses such as Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson and Norma Shearer. His most frequent co-star was Marie Prevost, with whom he shot several films in the 1920s for Warner Brothers. The best interpretation of Blue in the silent film era was that of an alcoholic doctor who finds paradise in the MGM film White Shadows in the South Seas (1928). Blue was one of the few silent stars that successfully passed the transition to sound film. However, he lost all his savings in the financial bankruptcy of 1929.

Subsequently, Blue focused his career to work as a character actor, which he did until his withdrawal from the cinema in 1954, although he continued to be a character actor in television productions, mainly in Westerns, until 1960. One of his roles Most notable was Sheriff in Key Largo, where he worked with Lionel Barrymore.

Blue divorced his first wife in 1923 and married Tova Jansen in 1924. He had two children, Barbara Ann and Richard Monte. Monte Blue died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1963 because of an acute myocardial infarction while he was ill with the flu. He was 76 years old. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Blue was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard, for her film work.

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