Betty Compson

Highest Rated: 100% The Docks of New York (1928)
Lowest Rated: 67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Birthday: Mar 19, 1897
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, USA
A stunningly beautiful blond superstar of the silent era, Betty Compson was billed as the "Vagabond Violinist." She started her career on vaudeville at age 15. Three years later she landed a continuing role in movies as the heroine of dozens of Al Christie's comedy shorts, work she continued for three years. Her rise to stardom as a dramatic actress began with her role opposite Lon Chaney in The Miracle Man (1919). She went on to be one of Hollywood's top stars in the '20s, earning as much as $5000/week. Her career was an up-and-down affair, and several times she was labelled "washed up" only to bounce back again. She was nominated for a "Best Actress" Oscar for her work in The Barker (1928). She made the transition into the sound era, but after 1941 made only a few additional films, retiring from the screen after a bit part in the 1948 "B"-movie Here Comes Trouble. She later became a successful California businesswoman.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The White Shadow (White Shadows) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Here Comes Trouble Martha Blake 1948
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Actor 1943
No Score Yet Invisible Ghost Mrs. Kessler 1941
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Gertie 1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press Thelma Tate 1941
No Score Yet Escort Girl Ruth Ashley 1941
No Score Yet Mad Youth Lucy Morgan 1940
75% Strange Cargo Suzanne 1940
No Score Yet Mystic Circle Murder Ada Barnard 1939
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Loretta 1938
No Score Yet Port of Missing Girls Chicago 1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top Marie 1938
No Score Yet God's Country and the Man Roxy 1937
No Score Yet Circus Girl Carlotta 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition Billie Blake 1936
No Score Yet August Week-End Ethel Ames 1936
No Score Yet False Pretenses Clarissa Stanhope 1935
No Score Yet Notorious but Nice Millie Sprague 1934
No Score Yet The Lady Refuses June 1931
No Score Yet Inside the Lines Jane Gershon 1930
No Score Yet Street Girl Frederika Joyzelle 1929
67% The Great Gabbo Mary 1929
No Score Yet On with the Show Nita 1929
No Score Yet Weary River Alice 1929
No Score Yet The Barker Carrie 1928
100% The Docks of New York Sadie 1928
No Score Yet Twelve Miles Out Actor 1927
No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback The Princess 1925
No Score Yet Paths to Paradise Molly 1925
No Score Yet The Pony Express Molly Jones 1925
No Score Yet At the End of the World Cherry O'Day 1921
No Score Yet These Girls Won't Talk Actor 1920


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