Joyce Compton

Place of birth:
Lexington, Kentucky, USA:
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.


Jet Pilot (1957)
as Mary Lou Simpson
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
as Alice (uncredited)
Incident (1948)
as Joan
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
as Cotterell's Blonde Girlfriend (uncredited)
A Southern Yankee (1948)
as Hortense Dobson
Exposed (1947)
as Emmy
Scared to Death (1947)
as Jane Cornell
Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
as Louise Grapa
Dark Alibi (1946)
as Emily Evans
Behind the Mask (1946)
as Lulu
Danger Signal (1945)
as Kate
Mildred Pierce (1945)
as Waitress (uncredited)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
as Nurse Mary Lee
Pillow to Post (1945)
as Gertrude Wilson (uncredited)
Swing Out the Blues (1943)
as Kitty Grogan
Silver Spurs (1943)
as Millie Love
Let's Face It (1943)
as Wiggin's Girl (uncredited)
Silver Skates (1943)
as Lucille
Thunder Birds (1942)
as Saleswoman
Too Many Women (1942)
as Barbara Cartwright
Bedtime Story (1941)
as Beulah
Blues in the Night (1941)
as Blonde
Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941)
as Diana Deane
Manpower (1941)
as Scarlett
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
as Miss Sawyer, Auditioning Showgirl (Uncredited)
Let's Make Music (1941)
as Betty
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? (1940)
as Cynthia Lou
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)
as Hazel Dalton
Sky Murder (1940)
as Christine Cross / Her Twin Sister
City for Conquest (1940)
as Lilly
They Drive by Night (1940)
as Sue Carter (uncredited)
I Take This Oath (1940)
as Betty Casey
Turnabout (1940)
as Irene Clare
Honeymoon Deferred (1940)
as Kitty Kerry
Escape to Paradise (1939)
as Penelope Carter
Balalaika (1939)
as Masha
Reno (1939)
as Bonnie Newcomb
Hotel for Women (1939)
as Emeline Thomas
Rose of Washington Square (1939)
as Peggy
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
as Tourist
The Flying Irishman (1939)
as Sally
The Last Warning (1939)
as Dawn Day aka Minnie Schultz
Going Places (1938)
as Joan
Trade Winds (1938)
as Mrs. Johnson
Artists and Models Abroad (1938)
as Chickie
Spring Madness (1938)
as Sally
How to Watch Football (1938)
as Benchley's girlfriend
You and Me (1938)
as Curly Blonde Shopper
Women Are Like That (1938)
as Miss Hall
Love on a Budget (1938)
as Millie Brown
The Awful Truth (1937)
as Dixie Belle Lee
Small Town Boy (1937)
as Molly Summers
Sea Racketeers (1937)
as Blondie
Born Reckless (1937)
as Dora
Rhythm in the Clouds (1937)
as Receptionist
Pick a Star (1937)
as Newlywed
Wings Over Honolulu (1937)
as Caroline
Top of the Town (1937)
as Beulah
We Have Our Moments (1937)
as Carrie
China Passage (1937)
as Elaine Gentry
Three Smart Girls (1936)
as Evans' Secretary
Country Gentlemen (1936)
as Gertie
Ellis Island (1936)
as Adele
Murder with Pictures (1936)
as Hester Boone
Sitting on the Moon (1936)
as Blossom
Star for a Night (1936)
as Ellen Romaine
Trapped by Television (1936)
as Mae Collins
The Harvester (1936)
as Thelma Biddle
Love Before Breakfast (1936)
as Mary Lee
Valley of the Lawless (1936)
as Joan Jenkins
Public Ghost # 1 (1935)
as Miss Compton
Suicide Squad (1935)
as Mary O'Connor
College Scandal (1935)
as Toby Carpenter
Let 'em Have It (1935)
as Barbara
Go Into Your Dance (1935)
as Café Showgirl
Rustlers of Red Dog (1935)
as Mary Lee
Caravan (1934)
as Party Girl at Beer Garden (Uncredited)
Imitation of Life (1934)
as Young Woman at Party (uncredited)
The White Parade (1934)
as Una Mellon
Everything's Ducky (1934)
as Jennie Taylor, Eddie's Wife
King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934)
as Maxine LaTour
Million Dollar Ransom (1934)
as Millie, Hat Check Girl (Uncredited)
Affairs of a Gentleman (1934)
as Foxey Dennison
Only Yesterday (1933)
as Margot (Uncredited)
Sing, Sinner, Sing (1933)
as Gwen
Dream Stuff (1933)
as Betty
Caliente Love (1933)
as Betty
Luxury Liner (1933)
as Girl Overboard (uncredited)
If I Had a Million (1932)
as Marie (uncredited)
Afraid to Talk (1932)
as Alice - Party Girl
Madison Sq. Garden (1932)
as Joyce
False Faces (1932)
as Dottie Nation
A Parisian Romance (1932)
as Marcelle
Fighting for Justice (1932)
as Amy Tracy
Lady and Gent (1932)
as Betty
Beauty Parlor (1932)
as Joan Perry
Unholy Love (1932)
as Sheilla Bailey Gregory
Westward Passage (1932)
as Lillie, the Model (uncredited)
Lena Rivers (1932)
as Caroline Nichols
Good Sport (1931)
as Fay
Three Rogues (1931)
as Ace's girl
Annabelle's Affairs (1931)
as Mabel
Women of All Nations (1931)
as Kiki
Up Pops the Devil (1931)
as Luella May Carroll
Three Girls Lost (1931)
as Edna Best
Under Eighteen (1931)
as Sybil
Lightnin' (1930)
as Betty - Larry's Wife
Wild Company (1930)
as Anita Grayson
High Society Blues (1930)
as Pearl Granger
Salute (1929)
as Marian Wilson
Dangerous Curves (1929)
as Jennie Silver
The Wild Party (1929)
as Eva 'Evie' Tutt
Thunder Riders (1928)
as Madge Lawton
The Border Cavalier (1927)
as Madge Lawton
Syncopating Sue (1926)
as Marge Adams
A Broadway Lady (1925)
as Phyllis Westbrook
What Fools Men (1925)
as Dorothy © 2021

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