Betty Compson

Born Mar 19, 1897

For the actress who married NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker, see Betty Compton. Betty Compson File:Betty-compson.

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1897 Birth Born on March 19, 1897.


1916 19 Years Old Compson made 25 films in 1916 alone, although most of them are shorts. … Read More


1920 23 Years Old In 1920, she began to head her own company. … Read More
1924 27 Years Old Compson wed three times and produced no children. From 1924 to 1930 she was married to film director James Cruze. … Read More


1928 31 Years Old In 1928, she appeared in Court-Martial as Belle Starr, and in The Barker, a silent movie which contained some talking scenes. … Read More
1930 33 Years Old In 1930, she made a version of The Spoilers in which she played the role later portrayed by similar-looking Marlene Dietrich in the 1942 remake, while Gary Cooper played the part subsequently acted in the later film by John Wayne, perhaps the only time that Cooper and Wayne played precisely the same role. … Read More


1974 77 Years Old Betty Compson died in 1974, of a heart attack, at her home in Glendale, California. … Read More
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