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Also Known As: Died: February 18, 1963
Born: January 11, 1887 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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
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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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