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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:
109
First Appeared:
In the movie A Broadway Lady 1925-11-15
Latest Project:
Movie Jet Pilot 1957-10-11
Known For
Poster of Jet Pilot
Poster of Public Ghost # 1
Poster of Women of All Nations
Poster of Syncopating Sue

Joyce Compton Movies 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 (uncredited) 1940-07-26
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 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 1937-10-20
Movie
Rhythm in the Clouds
Receptionist 1937-06-21
Movie
Trapped by Television
Mae Collins 1936-06-15
Movie
Love Before Breakfast
Mary Lee 1936-03-09
Movie
The Harvester
Thelma Biddle 1936-04-18
Movie
Valley of the Lawless
Joan Jenkins 1936-01-25
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
Rustlers of Red Dog
Mary Lee 1935-01-01
Movie
Let 'em Have It
Barbara 1935-05-15
Movie
College Scandal
Toby Carpenter 1935-06-21
Movie
Suicide Squad
Mary O'Connor 1935-12-02
Movie
Public Ghost # 1
Miss Compton 1935-12-14
Movie
Caravan
Party Girl at Beer Garden 1934-12-30
Movie
Imitation of Life
Young Woman at Party (uncredited) 1934-11-26
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 Perry 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