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Blue Washington

Blue Washington was born on February 12, 1898 in Los Angeles, California, as Edgar Hughes Washington. He was an actor, known for There It Is (1928), Beggars of Life (1928) and Haunted Gold (1932). He was married to Marion Lenán. He died on September 15, 1970, at Mira Loma Hospital in Lancaster, California. He was laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Park in Los Angeles. His son, Kenny Washington, was buried beside him in 1971. Edgar 'Blue' Washington was also a ballplayer in the Negro League for the Los Angeles White Sox and (briefly) the Kansas City Monarchs. He was a childhood friend of Frank Capra and appeared as John Wayne’s sidekick in Haunted Gold (1932), but it wasn’t always clear he was headed for Hollywood.  He played professional baseball in the 1910s and 1920s for two of the most glamorous African American teams in existence, and for a time it must have seemed obvious that this was his vocation.  In the end he chose a different path.  It certainly wasn’t easier — Hollywood at that time was only marginally more accepting of black contributions than the white major leagues.  The nickname 'Blue' came from Frank Capra, one of his best pals in the ethnically diverse surroundings of Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles.

Feb 12, 1898 In Los Angeles - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the movie Rowdy Ann 1919-05-24
Najnowszy projekt:
Film Everest 2015-09-10
Known For
Poster of Przeminęło z wiatrem
Poster of The Phantom City
Poster of Beggars of Life
Poster of There It Is
Film Everest Prisoner 2015-09-10
Film Lady for a Night Man Sitting Next to Chloe (uncredited) 1942-01-05
Film It Happened in Flatbush Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) 1942-05-28
Film A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Opera House Doorman (uncredited) 1941-03-14
Film The Long Voyage Home Black Cook on Glencairn 1940-11-11
Film Rose of Washington Square Prisoner 1939-05-05
Film Charlie Chan in Reno Man in Line-Up 1939-06-16
Film The Light That Failed Bit Part 1939-12-24
Film Way Down South Slave 1939-07-21
Film Przeminęło z wiatrem Renegade's Companion 1939-12-15
Film Too Hot to Handle Native (uncredited) 1938-09-16
Film Over The Wall Convict Playing Guitar 1938-04-02
Film Kentucky Bill 1938-12-30
Film Souls at Sea Ship Slave (uncredited) 1937-09-03
Film Wells Fargo Sam - Coachman 1937-12-31
Film Menace Kenya Manservant 1934-11-22
Film Haunted Gold Clarence Washington Brown 1932-12-17
Film Guilty Hands Johnny (uncredited) 1931-08-22
Film Parade of the West Sambo 1930-01-19
Film Lucky Larkin Hambone 1930-03-02
Film Weary River Prisoner in Bathtub 1929-02-10
Film There It Is The Butler 1928-01-01
Film Beggars of Life Black Mose (as Edgar Washington Blue) 1928-09-22
Film The Phantom City 'Blue' 1928-12-27
Film Rowdy Ann The Train Porter 1919-05-24