Joyce Compton

Joyce Compton

  • Born on
    • January 27th, 1907
  • Died on
    • October 13th, 1997
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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Acting (25 Credits)

1957Jet Pilot as Mary Lou Simpson
1949Mighty Joe Young as Alice (uncredited)
1948A Southern Yankee as Hortense Dobson
1948Sorry, Wrong Number as Cotterell's Blonde Girlfriend (uncredited)
1946Scared to Death as Jane Cornell
1946Dark Alibi as Emily Evans
1945Danger Signal as Kate
1945Christmas in Connecticut as Nurse Mary Lee
1945Mildred Pierce as Waitress (uncredited)
1943Silver Spurs as Millie Love
1941Bedtime Story as Beulah
1941Blues in the Night as Blonde
1941Manpower as Scarlett
1941Ziegfeld Girl as Miss Sawyer, Auditioning Showgirl (Uncredited)
1940Turnabout as Irene Clare
1940City for Conquest as Lilly
1940They Drive by Night as Sue Carter (uncredited)
1939Rose of Washington Square as Peggy
1938Trade Winds as Mrs. Johnson
1938You and Me as Curly Blonde Shopper
1937The Awful Truth as Dixie Belle Lee
1936Love Before Breakfast as Mary Lee
1936Three Smart Girls as Evans' Secretary
1934Imitation of Life as Young Woman at Party (uncredited)
1932If I Had a Million as Marie (uncredited)

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