|Also Known As: ||
||February 18, 1963
||January 11, 1887
||Cause of Death:
||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
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.