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Blue Washington (1898–1970)

Blue Washington was born on February 12, 1898 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edgar Hughes Washington. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1929), Parade of the West (1930) and Ransom (1928). He was married to Marion Lenán. He died on September 15, 1970 in Lancaster, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Ransom Oliver
Wyoming Mose


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 1961 The Hustler
Limping Attendant at Ames Billiards (uncredited)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Bartender at Officer's Club (uncredited)
 1953 The Kid from Left Field
Train Station Porter (uncredited)
 1953 Siren of Bagdad
Palace Servant (uncredited)
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Crowd Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Lola's Coachman (uncredited)
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Doorman (uncredited)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.
Black Man at Union Meeting (uncredited)
 1950 Tarzan and the Slave Girl
Randini Bearer Shot by Arrow (uncredited)
 1949 Pinky
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1949 Bomba: The Jungle Boy
Native Bearer (uncredited)
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain
Native Bearer (uncredited)
 1948 To the Ends of the Earth
Binda Sha Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Road to Morocco
Nubian Slave (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Shantytown Man (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Native Bearer (uncredited)
 1942 Law of the Jungle
Native (uncredited)
 1942 Lady for a Night
Man Sitting Next to Chloe (uncredited)
 1941 Sundown
Askari Veteran (uncredited)
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Opera House Doorman (uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Black Cook on Glencairn (uncredited)
 1939 The Light That Failed
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Renegade's Companion (uncredited)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone
Mombay (scenes deleted)
 1939 Way Down South
Slave (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno
Man in Line-Up (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1939 Twelve Crowded Hours
First Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Crewman (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky
Bill (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Dock Worker (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Native (uncredited)
 1938 Over the Wall
Convict Playing Guitar (uncredited)
 1938 Tarzan's Revenge
Bearer Bringing Olaf Poison Darts (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Sam - Coachman (uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Arab (uncredited)
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
Doorman at Hottentot Club (uncredited)
 1937 Souls at Sea
Ship Slave (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Convict (uncredited)
 1936 White Hunter
Wanderobi Native (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Black Man Dropping Box (uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited)
 1935 Escape from Devil's Island
Convict (uncredited)
 1935 Annie Oakley
Cook (uncredited)
 1935 The Virginia Judge
1st Black Man (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
One of Saladin's Guards (uncredited)
 1935 Love Me Forever
Doorman (scenes deleted)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Bank Doorman (uncredited)
 1934/I Menace
Kenya Manservant (uncredited)
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
Doorman at Sensation House (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Litter Bearer (uncredited)
 1933 Good-bye Love
Jail Steward (uncredited)
 1933 One Year Later
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1933 Her Bodyguard
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1933 King of the Arena
Sambo (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong
Warrior (uncredited)
 1932 Haunted Gold
 1932 The Saddle Buster
Ranch Cook (uncredited)
 1931 Guilty Hands
Johnny (uncredited)
 1931 Kiki (uncredited)
 1931 Desert Vengeance
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1930 The Cohens and the Kellys in Africa
Native Golf Champion (uncredited)
 1930 Mountain Justice
Mose (uncredited)
 1930 Lucky Larkin
 1930 Parade of the West
 1929 Welcome Danger
Thorne's Black Henchman (uncredited)
 1929 Rio Rita
Fremont Bank Robber (uncredited)
 1929 Hallelujah
Church Member (uncredited)
 1929 Black Magic
 1929 Weary River
Prisoner in Bathtub (uncredited)
 1928 The Phantom City
 1928 Passion Song
 1928 Do Your Duty
Dude Jackson
 1928 Beggars of Life
Black Mose (as Edgar Washington Blue)
 1928 Ransom
 1928 Wyoming
 1928 The Smart Set
Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1928 There It Is (Short)
The Butler (as Edgar Blue)
 1927 The Haunted Ship
 1927 By Whose Hand?
 1927 The Blood Ship
 1925 Water Wagons (Short)
Chicken Thief (uncredited)
 1922 When Summer Comes (Short)
Hotel Porter (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1920 Haunted Spooks (Short)
Butler (uncredited)
 1919 Rowdy Ann (Short)
The Train Porter (as Edgar Blue)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Edgar Washington Blue | Edgar Blue | Edgar 'Blue' Washington


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Marion Lenán  (1 child)

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African-American character actor who typified Hollywood's racist treatment--and views--of blacks in the 1930s as an easily frightened, wide-eyed, menial type. His career declined as the image of the black male became more respectful in an increasingly race-conscious age. Appeared in several films of legendary director John Ford. In between acting jobs, Washington was an officer in the Los Angeles... See more »

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