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Joyce Compton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Olivia Joyce Compton (January 27, 1907 – October 13, 1997) was an American actress. Compton was born in Lexington, Kentucky. (Despite frequent reports to the contrary, her name was not originally "Eleanor Hunt"; she had appeared in the film Good Sport (1931) with Hunt and this confusion in an early press article followed Compton throughout her career.) After graduating high school she spent two years studying at the University of Tulsa, studying dramatics, art, music and dancing. She won a personality and beauty contest and spent two months in a film studio as an extra. Compton first made a name for herself when she was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, alongside Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor and Fay Wray. Compton appeared in a long string of mostly B-movies from the 1920s through the 1950s. She was a comedy actress and protested at being stereotyped as a "dumb blonde". Among her over two hundred films were Imitation of Life, Magnificent Obsession, The Awful Truth, Mildred Pierce, and The Best Years of Our Lives. A devout Christian, on her gravestone, just beneath her dates of birth and death, is written "Christian Actress". She died from natural causes, aged 90, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.


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Born:
Jan 27, 1907 In Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
108
First Appeared:
In the movie A Broadway Lady 1925-11-15
Latest Project:
Movie Jet Pilot 1957-10-11
Known For
Poster of Public Ghost # 1
Poster of Million Dollar Ransom
Poster of Syncopating Sue
Poster of A Broadway Lady
Filmography
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie Jet Pilot Mary Lou Simpson 1957-10-11
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Mighty Joe Young Alice 1949-07-27
Movie Incident Joan 1948-10-30
Movie Sorry, Wrong Number Cotterell's Blonde Girlfriend (uncredited) 1948-09-24
Movie A Southern Yankee Hortense Dobson 1948-08-05
Movie Exposed Emmy 1947-09-08
Movie Scared to Death Jane Cornell 1947-02-01
Movie Rendezvous with Annie Louise Grapa 1946-07-22
Movie Behind the Mask Lulu 1946-05-25
Movie Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi Emily Evans 1946-05-25
Movie Mildred Pierce Waitress (uncredited) 1945-10-20
Movie Pillow to Post Gertrude Wilson (uncredited) 1945-06-09
Movie Christmas in Connecticut Nurse Mary Lee 1945-12-17
Movie Danger Signal Kate 1945-11-14
Movie Swing Out the Blues Kitty Grogan 1943-12-23
Movie Silver Spurs Millie Love 1943-08-12
Movie Let's Face It Wiggin's Girl (uncredited) 1943-08-04
Movie Silver Skates Lucille 1943-02-26
Movie Thunder Birds Saleswoman 1942-10-19
Movie Too Many Women Barbara Cartwright 1942-02-27
Movie Ziegfeld Girl Miss Sawyer - Auditioning Showgirl (uncredited) 1941-04-25
Movie Let's Make Music Betty 1941-01-17
Movie Bedtime Story Beulah 1941-12-25
Movie Manpower Scarlett 1941-08-09
Movie Scattergood Meets Broadway Diana Deane 1941-08-22
Movie Blues in the Night Blonde 1941-11-15
Movie I Take This Oath Betty Casey 1940-05-20
Movie Honeymoon Deferred Kitty Kerry 1940-02-16
Movie Turnabout Irene Clare 1940-05-17
Movie Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Cynthia Lou 1940-11-01
Movie They Drive by Night Sue Carter 1940-07-27
Movie Sky Murder Christine Cross / Her Twin Sister 1940-09-27
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her Hazel Dalton 1940-10-11
Movie City for Conquest Lilly 1940-09-21
Movie Escape to Paradise Penelope Carter 1939-12-22
Movie Balalaika Masha (Lydia's maid) 1939-12-15
Movie Reno Bonnie Newcomb 1939-12-01
Movie Hotel for Women Emeline Thomas 1939-08-03
Movie Rose of Washington Square Peggy 1939-05-05
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Tourist 1939-05-03
Movie The Flying Irishman Sally 1939-04-07
Movie The Last Warning Dawn Day aka Minnie Schultz 1939-01-06
Movie You and Me Curly Blonde Shopper 1938-06-03
Movie Love on a Budget Millie Brown 1938-03-04
Movie Women Are Like That Miss Hall 1938-04-23
Movie Going Places Joan 1938-12-31
Movie How to Watch Football Benchley's girlfriend 1938-10-07
Movie Spring Madness Sally 1938-11-11
Movie Artists and Models Abroad Chickie 1938-12-20
Movie Trade Winds Mrs. Johnson 1938-12-28
Movie China Passage Elaine Gentry, Customs Agent aka Mrs. Katharine 'Kate' Collins 1937-03-12
Movie Pick a Star Newlywed 1937-03-21
Movie Top of the Town Beulah 1937-04-17
Movie We Have Our Moments Carrie 1937-03-28
Movie Sea Racketeers Blondie 1937-08-20
Movie Wings Over Honolulu Caroline 1937-05-16
Movie Born Reckless Dora 1937-07-09
Movie Small Town Boy Molly Summers 1937-09-24
Movie The Awful Truth Dixie Belle Lee 1937-10-21
Movie Rhythm in the Clouds Receptionist 1937-06-21
Movie Trapped by Television Mae Collins 1936-06-15
Movie Valley of the Lawless Joan Jenkins 1936-01-25
Movie The Harvester Thelma Biddle 1936-04-18
Movie Love Before Breakfast Mary Lee 1936-03-09
Movie Star for a Night Ellen Romaine 1936-08-28
Movie Sitting on the Moon Blossom 1936-09-11
Movie Murder with Pictures Hester Boone 1936-09-24
Movie Ellis Island Adele 1936-11-04
Movie Three Smart Girls Evans' Secretary 1936-12-20
Movie Public Ghost # 1 Miss Compton 1935-12-14
Movie Suicide Squad Mary O'Connor 1935-12-02
Movie College Scandal Toby Carpenter 1935-06-21
Movie Let 'em Have It Barbara 1935-05-15
Movie Rustlers of Red Dog Mary Lee 1935-01-01
Movie Caravan Party Girl at Beer Garden 1934-12-30
Movie The White Parade Una Mellon 1934-11-16
Movie Everything's Ducky Jennie Taylor, Eddie's Wife 1934-10-18
Movie King Kelly of the U.S.A. Maxine LaTour 1934-09-15
Movie Million Dollar Ransom Millie-Hat Check Girl 1934-09-01
Movie Affairs of a Gentleman Foxey Dennison 1934-05-01
Movie Only Yesterday Margot 1933-11-01
Movie Luxury Liner Girl Overboard (uncredited) 1933-02-03
Movie Merry-Go-Round Alice - Party Girl 1932-12-01
Movie Madison Sq. Garden Joyce 1932-11-04
Movie False Faces Dottie Nation 1932-10-12
Movie A Parisian Romance Marcelle 1932-10-01
Movie Lady and Gent Betty 1932-07-10
Movie Beauty Parlor Joan 1932-06-15
Movie Unholy Love Sheilla Bailey Gregory 1932-06-08
Movie Westward Passage Lillie, the Model 1932-05-27
Movie Lena Rivers Caroline Nichols 1932-03-27
Movie If I Had a Million Marie the Waitress (uncredited) 1932-12-02
Movie Up Pops the Devil Luella May Carroll 1931-05-19
Movie Under Eighteen Sybil 1931-01-02
Movie Three Rogues Ace's girl 1931-08-03
Movie Women of All Nations Kiki 1931-05-31
Movie Annabelle's Affairs Mabel 1931-06-14
Movie Good Sport Fay 1931-12-12
Movie Lightnin' Betty - Larry's Wife 1930-12-07
Movie Wild Company Anita Grayson 1930-07-05
Movie High Society Blues Pearl Granger 1930-03-23
Movie Salute Marian Wilson 1929-09-01
Movie Dangerous Curves Jennie Silver 1929-07-12
Movie The Wild Party Eva 'Evie' Tutt 1929-04-06
Movie Syncopating Sue Marge Adams 1926-10-31
Movie A Broadway Lady Phyllis Westbrook 1925-11-15