Job Actress
Years active 1925-1961
Known for Zany or scatterbrained blondes
Top Roles Waitress, Dixie Belle Lee, Party Guest on Phone, Scarlett, Mrs. Simpson
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Crime, Mystery
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Book-Based, Aviation
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Donna Reed, Sabu Dastagir, Buddy G. DeSylva  see more..

Joyce Compton Overview:

Character actress, Joyce Compton, was born Eleanor Hunt on Jan 27, 1907 in Lexington, KY. Compton died at the age of 90 on Oct 13, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA .


Joyce Compton was one of the Wampas Baby Stars in the peak year of 1926, and went on to play zany or scatterbrained blondes for 25 years. She is best remembered as an enchanting female detective called Chris Cross in 1940s "Sky Murder". She carried on her busy life in the 1950s by combining acting (mostly television) with part-time nursing work.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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, What a Character!

By The Lady Eve on Nov 17, 2019 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

This is my entry for the fabulous What a Character! blogathon hosted annually by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled and Paula's Cinema Club...check these blogs for links to entries from all participating blogs. ~ In perhaps her best remembered scene in a classic film, Leo McCarey's scr... Read full article

By Art on Sep 1, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

“Here they had tried to change me to a more sophisticated type in appearance and otherwise by cutting and dyeing my hair. I thought they took me away from my natural appearance and comedy flair. Isn’t that the way it goes? Sign you for what you have to offer, mess around and ruin it all,... Read full article

Who’s that girl?:

By Brandie on Aug 17, 2011 From True Classics

If you’re a classic movie fan, you’ve probably seen in dozens of minor film roles–she played a wide variety of nurses, waitresses, and random girlfriends in almost two hundred movies throughout her three-decades-long career. But she wasn’t merely relegated to th... Read full article

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Joyce Compton Quotes:

Hester Boone: Aw, you know how it is, junior: a girl's got her pride.
Kent Murdock: But you could swallow it... if it was mixed with a little gin, couldn't ya?
Hester Boone: Yes, dear, in a silver fizz.

Dixie Belle Lee: [singing in solo nightclub performance] I used to dream about a cottage small, a cottage small by a waterfall, but I wound up with no home at all, my dreams are gone with the wind.
[air jets blow her dress up]

Jerry Warriner: Well, have you heard the gag that's going around town lately - "Who was that lady I saw you with?"
Dixie Belle Lee: Oh, you mean, "That's no lady, that's your wife"?

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Joyce Compton Facts
Briefly engaged to Joel McCrea during the late 1920's.

Her parents saw her movie star potential and moved the family from Oklahoma to Hollywood.

A Wampus Baby Star of 1926, along with Mary Astor, Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Marceline Day, Dolores del Rio, Janet Gaynor, 1926, Fay Wray, and others.

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