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Old Blue
Birth: Jul. 14, 1897
Death: Jan. 29, 1919

Animal Actor. He was the original horse of cowboy star Tom Mix, and one of the first animals to become a Hollywood celebrity. Old Blue gallantly supported Mix in 87 films between 1911 and 1917, among them "The Scapegoat" (1912), "The Law and the Outlaw" (1913), "When the West Was Young" (1914), "The Man From Texas" (1915), "The Raiders" (1916), and "Six Cylinder Love" (1917). Most were produced at Mixville, Mix's movie ranch in Los Angeles, where Old Blue had a spacious stable to himself. When he turned 20, the steed was replaced by Mix's most famous horse, Tony, though he continued to make occasional appearances in Westerns. On January 29, 1919, Old Blue broke a leg in an accident at the Mixville corral, and had to be shot. He was laid to rest under a large wooden monument near his stable, and for many years Mix placed horseshoe wreaths on his grave. No trace of Mixville remains today, but it is believed that Old Blue still lies buried beneath the parking lot that covers much of the site.  (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Mixville Site (Defunct)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Beneath Parking Lot at 2496 Glendale Boulevard
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Aug 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11591651
Old Blue
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Old Blue
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
Old Blue
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
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Roam forever free!
- 455th AAA Historian
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014
Rest in peace, old Blue. You are remembered.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
Remembering you today, sweet Old Blue...
- Mary
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
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