Ben Blue

Highest Rated: 100% For Me and My Gal (1942)
Birthday: Sep 12, 1901
Birthplace: Not Available
A lanky, rubber-limbed comedian with a sad face, Ben Blue achieved his effects as much with mime as with dialogue. From age 15 he was on the New York stage and in vaudeville, then beginning in 1926 he appeared in a series of silent short subjects for Warner Brothers, Hal Roach, and other studios. Often appearing in baggy pants, with an eccentric straw hat and cane, he went on during the sound era to work for Paramount, where he was the long-limbed, wistful-eyed funny man in dozens of pictures, tending to put in cameo appearances that stole the show from those with top billing. (One story has it that comedian Red Skelton, after being upstaged by Blue, had a clause put in his contract stating that he would never appear with him again). Blue went on to perform regularly in nightclubs and on TV but dropped out of films in 1948 and spent fifteen years managing the nightclubs he owned. He returned and continued making comedic cameos in films during the '60s (notably in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Man with a razor 1968
57% A Guide for the Married Man Technical Advisor 1967
No Score Yet The Busy Body Felix Rose 1967
85% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Luther Grilk 1966
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Airplane Pilot 1963
No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon Nick 1948
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose Hopper 1947
No Score Yet Easy to Wed Spike Dolan 1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston Wrigley 1946
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor Ben 1944
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm Felix Gross 1944
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Chuck 1943
100% For Me and My Gal Sid Simms 1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Howdy 1942
No Score Yet College Swing Ben Volt 1938
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Zeke 1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models Jupiter Pluvius 1937
No Score Yet College Holiday Stagehand 1936

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