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.

BlogHub Articles:

Classic Movie Travels:

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

See all articles

Betty Compson Quotes:

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

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

read more quotes from Betty Compson...

Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also a Pisces

See All Pisces >>
Best Actress Oscar 1928/29

See more Best Actress awards>>
Betty Compson on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame

See All Walk of Fame Stars >>
Betty Compson Facts
Started out as a violin player.

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

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

See All Related Facts >>