Ben Blue (I) (1901–1975)

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Ben Blue was a movie and TV comedian born on September 12, 1901, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Emigrating to the US, he became a dance instructor and dance school owner, as well as a nightclub proprietor. He began his film career in short subjects for Warner Brothers in 1926, and later worked at the Hal Roach Studios, Paramount and MGM. He also, ... See full bio »

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 1975 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 2 (1975) ... Ben
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 1 (1975) ... Ben
 1975 The Sky's the Limit
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
- The Inside Rail (1969) ... Moley
 1967-1968 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Ben McGrath / Ben
- Who's Been Sleeping in Daddy's Bed (1968) ... Ben McGrath
- The Treasure of San Fernando Valley (1967) ... Ben McGrath
- The Lush Life (1967) ... Ben McGrath
- The Woodsman (1967) ... Ben McGrath
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (uncredited)
 1967 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
Chief Irontail
 1967 The Busy Body
Felix Rose
 1965 Who Goes There? (TV Movie)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Biplane Pilot
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Bobby Wilson
- The Comics (1961) ... Bobby Wilson
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
The Scarecrow
- The Land of Oz (1960) ... The Scarecrow
 1960 Ben Blue's Brothers (TV Movie)
The Aristocrat / The Bum / The Actor / ...
 1960 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
 1960 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Shandu the Magician / Self
- Ben Blue Show (1960) ... Shandu the Magician / Self
 1952 All Star Summer Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comic Actor
- Episode #1.7 (1952) ... Guest Comic Actor
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comic
- Episode #2.42 (1952) ... Guest Comic
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
 1946 Easy to Wed
Spike Dolan
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
 1945 Badminton (Short)
Bellamy B. Birdbrain
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Ben Blue
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Felix Gross
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Chuck Polansky
 1942 For Me and My Gal
Sid Simms
 1942 Panama Hattie
 1939 Paris Honeymoon
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Joe De Lemma
 1938 College Swing
Ben Volt
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
 1937 Artists & Models
Jupiter Pluvius
 1937 Turn Off the Moon
 1936 College Holiday
Stage Hand
 1936 Follow Your Heart
Ben Blue
 1934 All Sealed Up (Short)
 1934 Daredevil O'Dare (Short)
Elmer O'Dare
 1934 The Prize Sap (Short)
 1934 Very Close Veins (Short)
 1934 Foiled Again (Short)
 1934 Nervous Hands (Short)
 1933 Here Comes Flossie! (Short)
 1933 The Rummy (Short)
The Rummy
 1933 Call Her Sausage (Short)
 1933 Taxi Barons (Short)
 1933 Wreckety Wrecks (Short)
 1933 Bring 'Em Back a Wife (Short)
Ben / Mrs. Gilbert
 1932 Morning Becomes Electric (Short)
 1932 Taxi for Two (Short)
Ben Blue
 1932 Hot Spot (Short)
 1932 Strange Innertube (Short)
 1927 The Arcadians
Simplicitas Smith
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a sitcom pilot called "Who Goes There," where he played a ghost who adopts the guise of Chief Running Dog because he sees his portrait in the room where he first materializes. See more »

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Survived by his second wife, former Dixie Dunlap ("Scandals" performer) and two sons, Tom and Robert. See more »

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