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Betty Compson

Betty Compson (born Eleanor Luicime Compson; March 19, 1897 – April 18, 1974) was an American actress and film producer. Most famous in silent films and early talkies, she is best known in her performances in The Docks of New York and The Barker, the latter earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Mar 19, 1897 In Beaver, Utah, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Making Over of Mother 1916-10-15
Latest Project:
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011-04-03
Known For
Poster of Her Adventurous Night
Poster of Danger! Women at Work
Poster of Those Who Dance
Poster of Isle of Escape
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films Herself (archive footage) 2011-04-03
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie Here Comes Trouble Martha Blake 1948-03-15
Movie Hard Boiled Mahoney Selena Webster 1947-05-10
Movie Second Chance Mrs. Davenport 1947-07-18
Movie Her Adventurous Night Miss Spencer 1946-06-05
Movie Confessions of a Vice Baron Mrs. Lucy Morgan (edited from Mad Youth) (archive footage) (uncredited) 1943-06-30
Movie Danger! Women at Work Madame Sappho 1943-08-23
Movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith Gertie 1941-01-31
Movie Roar of the Press Mrs. Thelma Tate 1941-04-17
Movie Escort Girl Ruth Ashley 1941-11-04
Movie Invisible Ghost Mrs. Kessler 1941-04-25
Movie Strange Cargo Suzanne (uncredited) 1940-03-01
Movie Cafe Hostess Cafe Hostess 1940-01-11
Movie Mad Youth Lucy Morgan 1940-05-05
Movie Laughing at Danger Mrs. Van Horn 1940-08-12
Movie Hotel Imperial Soubrette (uncredited) 1939-05-11
Movie News Is Made at Night Kitty Truman 1939-07-20
Movie Cowboys from Texas Belle Starkey 1939-11-29
Movie A Slight Case of Murder Loretta 1938-02-26
Movie Two Gun Justice Unknown 1938-04-29
Movie Port of Missing Girls Chicago 1938-02-24
Movie Blondes at Work Blanche Revelle 1938-02-05
Movie The Beloved Brat Eleanor Sparks 1938-04-30
Movie Under the Big Top Marie 1938-08-31
Movie Religious Racketeers Ada Bernard 1938-07-07
Movie Torchy Blane in Panama Kitty, Gomez's Moll 1938-05-07
Movie Circus Girl Carlotta 1937-03-01
Movie Federal Bullets Sue, Gang Moll 1937-10-29
Movie God's Country and the Man Roxey Moore 1937-09-02
Movie Millionaire Kid Gloria Neville 1936-03-13
Movie The Drag-Net Mollie Cole 1936-04-15
Movie Laughing Irish Eyes Molly 1936-03-04
Movie August Week End Ethel Ames 1936-02-17
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Betty 1936-08-20
Movie Killer at Large Kate 1936-10-27
Movie Two Minutes to Play 'Fluff' Harding 1936-11-02
Movie Bulldog Edition Billie Blake 1936-09-13
Movie False Pretenses Clarissa Stanhope 1935-10-21
Movie West of Singapore Lou 1933-01-31
Movie Notorious But Nice Millie Sprague 1933-08-04
Movie Destination Unknown Ruby Smith 1933-04-01
Movie The Silver Lining Kate Flynn 1932-04-16
Movie Guilty or Not Guilty Maizie 1932-11-15
Movie The Lady Refuses June 1931-03-08
Movie Three Who Loved Helga Larson Hanson 1931-07-03
Movie Virtuous Husband Inez Wakefield 1931-04-12
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie The Gay Diplomat Baroness Corri 1931-08-22
Movie Those Who Dance Kitty 1930-04-18
Movie The Czar of Broadway Connie Colton 1930-05-25
Movie The Case of Sergeant Grischa Babka 1930-02-23
Movie Isle of Escape Stella 1930-03-01
Movie Inside the Lines Jane Gershon 1930-07-05
Movie Midnight Mystery Sally Wayne 1930-06-01
Movie The Boudoir Diplomat Helene 1930-12-05
Movie The Spoilers Cherry Malotte 1930-09-20
Movie On with the Show! Nita 1929-07-13
Movie Weary River Alice Gray 1929-02-10
Movie Street Girl Frederika Joyzelle 1929-08-21
Movie The Great Gabbo Mary 1929-09-12
Movie Blaze o' Glory Helen Williams 1929-12-30
Movie Show of Shows Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers (uncredited) 1929-11-21
Movie Woman to Woman Deloryce / Lola 1929-11-01
Movie The Big City Helen 1928-03-23
Movie Scarlet Seas Rose 1928-01-12
Movie The Desert Bride Diane Duval 1928-03-26
Movie The Docks of New York Mae 1928-09-16
Movie Fashion News Self (1930) 1928-11-06
Movie The Barker Carrie 1928-12-09
Movie Court-Martial Unknown 1928-08-12
Movie Love Me and the World Is Mine Mitzel 1927-09-26
Movie The Belle of Broadway Marie Duval 1926-08-14
Movie New Lives for Old Olympe 1925-02-22
Movie Eve's Secret Eve 1925-05-11
Movie The Pony Express Molly Jones 1925-09-03
Movie Beggar on Horseback Princess in Pantomime 1925-06-05
Movie Paths to Paradise Molly 1925-06-28
Movie The Stranger Peggy Bowlin 1924-02-04
Movie The White Shadow Nancy Brent / Georgina Brent 1924-05-05
Movie The Female Dalla 1924-08-31
Movie The Enemy Sex Dodo Baxter 1924-08-25
Movie Ramshackle House Pen Broome 1924-08-31
Movie Woman to Woman Louise Boucher / Deloryse 1923-01-02
Movie The White Flower Konia Markham 1923-03-04
Movie The Rustle of Silk Unknown 1923-05-13
Movie The Royal Oak Lady Mildred Cholmondeley 1923-10-01
Movie The Green Temptation Genelle / Coralyn / Joan Parker 1922-04-01
Movie A Trip to Paramountown Herself 1922-07-10
Movie The Law and the Woman Margaret Rolfe 1922-01-22
Movie The Bonded Woman Unknown 1922-08-21
Movie Kick In Unknown 1922-12-17
Movie To Have and to Hold Unknown 1922-10-29
Movie At the End of the World Unknown 1921-08-14
Movie The Little Minister Lady Babbie 1921-12-25
Movie Ladies Must Live Christine Bleeker 1921-10-29
Movie The Light of Victory Unknown 1919-03-17
Movie The Miracle Man Rose 1919-08-26
Movie The Sheriff School Teacher 1918-11-24
Movie Border Raiders Rose Hardy 1918-10-06
Movie Hubby's Night Out Unknown 1917-02-20
Movie As Luck Would Have It Unknown 1917-03-05
Movie The Making Over of Mother Unknown 1916-10-15
Movie That Doggone Baby Wifie Parker 1916-10-20