Ben Blue

Comedian, Actor, Dancer
Ben Blue worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Blue started his acting career landing roles in such films as the comedy "College Holiday" (1936) with Jack Benny, "Artists and Models" ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1901 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

Man with Razor (Actor)

The Busy Body 1967 (Movie)

Mr Rose (Actor)

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming 1965 (Movie)

Luther Grilk (Actor)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

Airplane Pilot (Actor)

Broadway Rhythm 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

College Swing 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Broadcast of 1938 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Artists and Models 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

College Holiday (Movie)

Stage Hand (Actor)

Easy to Wed (Movie)

Spike Dolan (Actor)

For Me and My Gal (Movie)

Sid Simms (Actor)

High, Wide and Handsome (Movie)

Zeke (Actor)

My Wild Irish Rose (Movie)

Hopper (Actor)

One Sunday Afternoon (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Panama Hattie (Movie)

Howdy (Actor)

Paris Honeymoon (Movie)

Sitska (Actor)

Thousands Cheer (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Thrill of a Lifetime (Movie)

Skipper (Actor)

Two Girls and a Sailor (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Two Sisters from Boston (Movie)

Wrigley (Actor)

Biography

Ben Blue worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Blue started his acting career landing roles in such films as the comedy "College Holiday" (1936) with Jack Benny, "Artists and Models" (1937) and the Irene Dunne musical "High, Wide, And Handsome" (1937). He also appeared in "Thrill of a Lifetime" (1937), "College Swing" (1938) with Gracie Allen and the W C Fields musical "The Big Broadcast of 1938" (1938). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in the musical "For Me and My Gal" (1942) with Judy Garland, the Red Skelton musical comedy "Panama Hattie" (1942) and the adaptation "Broadway Rhythm" (1944) with Ginny Simms. He also appeared in the musical "Thousands Cheer" (1944) with Gene Kelly, "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944) with Van Johnson and "Easy to Wed" (1946). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the Kathryn Grayson musical "Two Sisters From Boston" (1946), the Dennis Morgan musical "My Wild Irish Rose" (1947) and the comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963) with Spencer Tracy. He also appeared in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" (1966) with Carl Reiner, the comedy adaptation "A Guide For the Married Man" (1967) with Walter Matthau and the Sid Caesar comedic adaptation "The Busy Body" (1967). Blue last acted in "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" (1968). Blue had two children. Ben Blue passed away in March 1975 at the age of 74.

Relationships

Robert Blue

Son
died of brain cancer at age 50 on January 22, 1998

Milestones

1926

Film acting debut

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