Betty Compson Overview:

Actress, Betty Compson, was born Eleanor Luicime Compson on Mar 19, 1897 in Beaver, UT. Compson died at the age of 77 on Apr 18, 1974 in Glendale, CA .



Although Compson was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best ActressThe Barker (1928)CarrieNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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By Annette Bochenek on Nov 3, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels: was born Eleanor Luicime Compson on March 19, 1897, in Beaver, Utah. Her parents were Virgil and Mary Compson. Her father worked as a mining engineer and gold prospector, in addition to owning a grocery store. Her mother worked a... Read full article

Silent Film Star: and her video gallery.

By Dawn Sample on Jan 20, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(March 19, 1897 – April 18, 1974), father died when she was young, and she drop out of school and earn a living for herself and her mother. She landed a job as a violinist in a Salt Lake City, Utah, theater. After, Compson made 25 short films in 1916. She completed, The ... Read full article

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Betty Compson Quotes:

Mrs. Kessler: I'm afraid to come home, he'd kill me, he'd kill anybody.

Mary: We only take out of life what we put into it.

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Betty Compson Facts
Interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California, USA, Section B, Lot 853, Grave 4.

Had no children.

After retiring from film she and her husband ran a business called 'Ashtrays Unlimited' until her death.

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