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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 88

Birthday 1897-03-19

Day of Death 1974-04-19

Place of Birth Beaver, Utah, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films as Herself (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1948 Here Comes Trouble as Martha Blake
1947 Second Chance as Mrs. Davenport
1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney as Selena Webster
1943 Danger! Women at Work as Madame Sappho
1941 Invisible Ghost as Mrs. Kessler
1941 Roar of the Press as Mrs. Thelma Tate
1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Gertie
1941 Escort Girl as Ruth Ashley
1940 Laughing at Danger as Mrs. Van Horn
1940 Mad Youth as Lucy Morgan
1940 Strange Cargo as Suzanne
1940 Cafe Hostess as Cafe Hostess
1939 Cowboys from Texas as Belle Starkey
1939 News Is Made at Night as Kitty Truman
1939 Hotel Imperial as Soubrette (uncredited)
1938 Under the Big Top as Marie
1938 Religious Racketeers as Ada Bernard
1938 Torchy Blane in Panama as Kitty, Gomez's Moll
1938 The Beloved Brat as Eleanor Sparks
1938 Two Gun Justice
1938 A Slight Case of Murder as Loretta
1938 Port of Missing Girls as Chicago
1938 Blondes at Work as Blanche Revelle
1937 Federal Bullets as Sue, Gang Moll
1937 Circus Girl as Carlotta
1936 Two Minutes to Play as 'Fluff' Harding
1936 Bulldog Edition as Billie Blake
1936 Hollywood Boulevard as Betty
1936 The Drag-Net as Mollie Cole
1936 Millionaire Kid as Gloria Neville
1936 Laughing Irish Eyes as Molly
1936 August Week End as Ethel Ames
1935 False Pretenses as Clarissa Stanhope
1933 Notorious But Nice as Millie Sprague
1933 Destination Unknown as Ruby Smith
1933 West of Singapore as Lou
1932 Guilty or Not Guilty as Maizie
1932 The Silver Lining as Kate Flynn
1931 The Gay Diplomat as Baroness Corri
1931 The House That Shadows Built as (archive footage)
1931 Three Who Loved as Helga Larson Hanson
1931 The Lady Refuses as June
1930 The Boudoir Diplomat as Helene
1930 The Spoilers as Cherry Malotte
1930 Inside the Lines as Jane Gershon
1930 Midnight Mystery as Sally Wayne
1930 The Czar of Broadway as Connie Colton
1930 Those Who Dance as Kitty
1930 Isle of Escape as Stella
1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa as Babka
1929 Show of Shows as Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers
1929 Woman to Woman as Deloryce / Lola
1929 The Great Gabbo as Mary
1929 Street Girl as Frederika Joyzelle
1929 On with the Show! as Nita
1929 Weary River as Alice Gray
1928 The Barker as Carrie
1928 Fashion News
1928 The Docks of New York as Mae
1928 The Desert Bride as Diane Duval
1928 The Big City as Helen
1928 Scarlet Seas as Rose
1927 Love Me and the World Is Mine as Mitzel
1926 The Belle of Broadway as Marie Duval
1925 The Pony Express as Molly Jones
1925 Paths to Paradise as Molly
1925 Beggar on Horseback as Princess in Pantomime
1924 Ramshackle House as Pen Broome
1924 The Enemy Sex as Dodo Baxter
1924 The White Shadow as Nancy Brent / Georgina Brent
1924 The Stranger as Peggy Bowlin
1923 The Rustle of Silk
1923 The White Flower as Konia Markham
1923 Woman to Woman as Louise Boucher / Deloryse
1922 Kick In
1922 To Have and to Hold
1922 A Trip to Paramountown as Herself
1922 The Green Temptation as Genelle / Coralyn / Joan Parker
1921 The Little Minister as Lady Babbie
1921 Ladies Must Live as Christine Bleeker
1921 At the End of the World
1919 The Miracle Man as Rose
1917 As Luck Would Have It
1917 Hubby's Night Out
1916 That Doggone Baby as Wifie Parker
1916 The Making Over of Mother

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