Betty Compson

Born:  March 19, 1897, Beaver, Utah

Died:  April 18, 1974, Glendale, California


1918:  Border Raiders

1919:  Terror of the Range, The Prodigal Liar, The Light of Victory, The Little Diplomat, The Devil’s Trail, The Miracle Man

1921:  Prisoners of Love, For Those We Love, At The End of the World, Ladies Must Live, The Little Minister

1922:  The Law and the Woman, The Green Temptation, Over The Border, Always the Woman, The Bonded Woman, To Have And To Hold, Kick In

1923:  The White Flower, The Rustle of Silk, The Woman With Four Faces, The Royal Oak, Woman to Woman

1924:  The Stranger, Miami, White Shadows, The Enemy Sex, The Female, Ramshackle House, The Fast Set, The Garden of Weeds

1925:  Locked Doors, Eve’s Secret, New Lives For Old, Beggar On Horseback, Paths to Paradise, The Pony Express, Dangerous Virtue, Counsel For The Defense

1926:  The Palace of Pleasure, The Wise Guy, The Belle of Broadway

1927:  The Ladybird, Say It With Diamonds, Love Me and the World Is Mine, Temptations of A Shop Girl, Cheating Cheaters

1928:  The Big City, The Desert Bride, The Masked Angel, Life’s Mockery, Court-Martial, The Docks of New York, The Barker, Scarlet Seas

1929:  Weary River, On With The Show, The Time The Place and the Girl, Street Girl, Skin Deep, The Great Gabbo, Woman To Woman, The Show of Shows, Blaze o’Glory

1930:  The Case of Sergeant Grischa, Isle of Escape, Those Who Dance, Czar of Broadway, Midnight Mystery, Inside The Lines, The Spoilers, She Got What She Wanted, The Boudoir Diplomat

1931:  The Lady Refuses, The Virtuous Husband, Three Who Loved, The Gay  Diplomat

1932:  The Silver Lining, Guilty or Not Guilty

1933:  West of Singapore, Destination Unknown, Notorious But Nice

1935:  False Pretenses

1936:  August Week End, Laughing Irish Eyes, The Millionaire Kid, The Drag-Net, Hollywood Boulevard, Bulldog Edition, Killer At Large, Two Minutes to Play

1937:  Circus Girl, God’s Country and the Man, Federal Bullets

1938:  Blondes at Work, Port of Missing Girls, A Slight Case of Murder, Torchy Blane in Panama, Two Gun Justice, The Beloved Brat, Religious Racketeers, Under The Big Top

1939:  Hotel Imperial, News is Made At Night, Cowboys From Texas

1940:  Cafe Hostess, Strange Cargo, Mad Youth, Laughing At Danger

1941:  Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Roar Of the Press, Invisible Ghost, Escort Girl, Zis Boom Bah

1943:  Danger Women At Work

1946:  Claudia and David, Her Adventurous Night

1947:  Hard Boiled Mahoney, Second Chance

1948:  Here Comes Trouble


Academy Award Nomination:  Best Actress, The Barker (1928/29)


Photo by Kristine