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Betty Compson

Highest Rated:   100% The Docks of New York (1928)
Lowest Rated:   63% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
63% 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 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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