Betty Compton
American actor
Betty Compton
For the American actress Betty Compson, see Betty Compson.
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Trovato il primo film di Alfred Hitchcock, ma è incompleto - Il Giornale di Vicenza
Google News - over 5 years
Potrebbe essere un fantasma, ma ha un nome: Betty Compton. Un'attrice inglese morta a soli quarant'anni, nel 1944. Ieri, in Nuova Zelanda, si è scoperto che era la protagonista del primo film di Alfred Hitchcock. Gli archivisti del New Zealand Film
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First Hitchcock Film Discovered - Daily Beast
Google News - over 5 years
It stars Betty Compton as a pair of twins, one good and one evil. The reels “offer a priceless opportunity to study [Hitchcock's] visual and narrative ideas when they were first taking shape,” said one Hitchcock scholar. The film will be preserved in
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Sophia Elizabeth Sadler - Times Record News
Google News - almost 6 years
The daughter of the late Betty Compton and Adolph Adair, Sophia was born on November 15, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Sadler in 1997. Survivors include: husband, Bobby Sadler; sons,
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Atle Selberg, 90, Lauded Mathematician
NYTimes - over 9 years
Atle Selberg, a mathematician whose theoretical work on the properties of numbers was recognized with the Fields Medal and other major prizes, died Aug. 6 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 90. The cause was heart failure, his family said. As a young mathematician, Dr. Selberg was first widely recognized for a major contribution to the study of
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NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: UPPER EAST SIDE; The Mayors Slept Here: Gracie Mansion Is Just the Latest
NYTimes - over 15 years
For those tiring of the shenanigans at Gracie Mansion, consider that only 9 of New York's 107 mayors ever slept there. Where did the others make their beds, and did they wrestle with domestic unrest? A quick survey, compiled with help from Leo Hershkowitz of Queens College and Richard Lieberman of La Guardia Community College, shows that most
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SPARE TIMES
NYTimes - about 17 years
ATTRACTIONS Museums and Sites AMERICAN MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, 34-12 36th Street, at 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens. Costumes, set pieces, film equipment and other items relating to film, television and video are on permanent display. ''The New York Film Critics Circle Looks at the 1990's,'' a film series, which runs through Feb. 20, in which the
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Political Showdown At Gamy Tammany Hall
NYTimes - about 17 years
ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt and the Last Great Battle of the Jazz Age By Herbert Mitgang Illustrated. 259 pages. Free Press. $25. Corruption and reform -- that cha-cha-cha of big city rule -- have come to seem as embedded in New York's deep structure as the grid plan of its streets. Underpaid civil servants will
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Go Fight City Hall
NYTimes - about 17 years
ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Last Great Battle of the Jazz Age. By Herbert Mitgang. Illustrated. 259 pp. New York: The Free Press. $25. HERBERT MITGANG'S chronicle of the Seabury investigation is probably the most entertaining book about an independent counsel anyone is likely to write. How Seabury broke
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Former Ziegfeld Follies Girl Recalls the Glory Days
NYTimes - over 20 years
A pretty girl is like a melody. IRVING BERLIN Florenz Ziegfeld interviewed 15,000 beautiful women a year for a quarter of a century and a total of 3,000 were selected as Ziegfeld Girls, his idea of the most glorious specimens of American womanhood. Floating across the stage to Berlin's wistful, haunting tune, they were choreographed to convey
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Joined in Romance, and Scandal
NYTimes - about 21 years
Love isn't all roses and bonbons, as the marketers of Valentine's Day (coming up on Wednesday) suggest. Witness the tales of four New York couples, who raised more than a few eyebrows in their day. Research was done by Joyce Gold, who today will lead a walking tour of "Cupid's Greenwich Village: Lovers and Chocolate." The tour, which costs $12,
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FILIPINOS' BEST HOPE IS FOR A 'FAIRLY DIRTY' ELECTION
NYTimes - about 31 years
Out in the voting precincts, the political machine of Ferdinand E. Marcos fought for its life as the voters persisted through a maze of bureaucracy and knavery to get to the precious ballot boxes. ''You know Tammany Hall in New York?'' asked Arturo Gabuma, one of the hard-pressed lieutenants of President Marcos, sitting in Makati city hall with
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SUIT IS LOST BY CHILDREN MAYOR WALKER ADOPTED
NYTimes - about 32 years
With a glamorous bit of long-ago New York City shining through the dull legal prose, Mayor James J. Walker's adopted children today lost their court fight to find out who their real parents are. The Court of Appeals, the state's highest tribunal, ruled, 4 to 1, that the children - Mary Ann and James J. 2d - were not entitled to have copies of their
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FOLLOW-UP ON THE NEWS; Hunt for Parents
NYTimes - almost 34 years
A newspaper said Mary Ann Walker was ''one of the luckiest babies in the world'' when she was adopted in March 1936 by James J. Walker, New York's dapper former Mayor, and his wife, the actress Betty Compton. Last year, nearly a half century later, Miss Walker, did not feel so fortunate. Her adopted parents were dead, and like many an adopted
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CHARLES L. SYLVESTER, COUNSEL FOR DEFENSE IN PROMINENT CASES
NYTimes - over 34 years
Charles L. Sylvester, who was the defense counsel in a number of highly publicized cases, died yesterday in Doctors Hospital. He was 82 years old and lived in Manhattan. Mr. Sylvester defended Serge M. Rubinstein, the international financier, who was later murdered. He also represented Albert N. Chaperau, a former consular official who was
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THOSE FORBIDDEN TO KNOW THEIR HERITAGE
NYTimes - almost 35 years
To the Editor: ''Lucky Baby'' Walker, adopted daughter of the late Jimmy Walker and Betty Compton (news story May 6), is just one of the increasing number of ''lucky'' babies across the country who grow up to learn that they get their hands slapped when they try to put them into the sealed record jar. hese ''chosen'' babies get milk and cookies,
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ANSWERS TO QUIZ
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Questions appear on page 19. 1. She is the adopted daughter of James J. Walker, the Mayor of New York City from 1926 to 1932, and his wife, Betty Compton, the actress. Much of her life has been spent extricating herself from their shadows and searching for her natural parents. 2. The official May Day parade in Warsaw and the unofficial march in
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'LUCKY BABY' OF 30'S HUNTS HER PARENTS
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Mary Ann Walker's scrapbook is filled with the yellowed photographs and clippings that chronicle her childhood - the nurses, the sunny pink nursery high above East 72d Street and the doting couple who adopted her in March 1936: James J. Walker, New York City's flamboyant former Mayor, and his wife, the actress Betty Compton. Newspaper accounts at
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ROSELAND AT 62 KEEPS IN STEP WITH THE 80'S
NYTimes - over 35 years
HABITUES of Studio 54 have moved on to other discotheques. Punk rockers rarely scuttle north of Houston Street. But just about everyone else nowadays seems to go to Roseland, the dance palace on West 52d Street that has been attracting New Yorkers of all ages for 62 years. Its red-and-white marquee proclaims that the bands of George Doerner and
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 39
    She died of breast cancer in Doctor's Hospital, Manhattan on July 12, 1944, aged 40.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1926
    Age 21
    A member of Ziegfeld Follies, she appeared in the original stage production of Funny Face (1927) alongside Fred Astaire and Adele Astaire, as well as Oh, Kay! in 1926.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1904
    Born
    Born on May 13, 1904.
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