Blue Washington

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.


Born: Feb 12, 1898 In Los Angeles, California, USA

Credits: 31


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Known For
Gone with the WindWells FargoIt Happened in FlatbushA Girl, a Guy, and a GobLady for a NightPinkyThere It IsThe Smart Set
Filmography
Bomba, the Jungle BoyBomba, the Jungle Boy
Role: Native Bearer
1949
PinkyPinky
Role: Minor Role
1949
It Happened in FlatbushIt Happened in Flatbush
Role: Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
1942
Lady for a NightLady for a Night
Role: Man Sitting Next to Chloe (uncredited)
1942
A Girl, a Guy, and a GobA Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Role: Opera House Doorman (uncredited)
1941
SundownSundown
Role: Askari Veteran
1941
The Long Voyage HomeThe Long Voyage Home
Role: Black Cook on Glencairn
1940
Gone with the WindGone with the Wind
Role: Renegade's Companion (uncredited)
1939
Rose of Washington SquareRose of Washington Square
Role: Prisoner
1939
Way Down SouthWay Down South
Role: Slave
1939
The Light That FailedThe Light That Failed
Role: Bit Part
1939
Charlie Chan in RenoCharlie Chan in Reno
Role: Man in Line-Up
1939
KentuckyKentucky
Role: Bill
1938
Too Hot to HandleToo Hot to Handle
Role: Native (uncredited)
1938
Over The WallOver The Wall
Role: Convict Playing Guitar
1938
Souls at SeaSouls at Sea
Role: Ship Slave (uncredited)
1937
Wells FargoWells Fargo
Role: Sam - Coachman
1937
MenaceMenace
Role: Kenya Manservant
1934
King of the ArenaKing of the Arena
Role: Sambo
1933
Haunted GoldHaunted Gold
Role: Clarence Washington Brown
1932
Guilty HandsGuilty Hands
Role: Johnny (uncredited)
1931
Lucky LarkinLucky Larkin
Role: Hambone
1930
Parade of the WestParade of the West
Role: Sambo
1930
Weary RiverWeary River
Role: Prisoner in Bathtub (uncredited)
1929
Welcome DangerWelcome Danger
Role: Thorne's Henchman (uncredited)
1929
Black MagicBlack Magic
Role: Unit
1929
The Phantom CityThe Phantom City
Role: 'Blue'
1928
The Smart SetThe Smart Set
Role: Polo Fan
1928
Beggars of LifeBeggars of Life
Role: Black Mose (as Edgar Washington Blue)
1928
There It IsThere It Is
Role: The Butler
1928
Rowdy AnnRowdy Ann
Role: The Train Porter (as Edgar Blue)
1919


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