Betty Compson

Betty Compson

About Betty Compson

Betty Compson (March 19, 1897-April 18, 1974) was an American actress. Born Eleanor Luicime Compson in Beaver, Utah, she had an extensive film career. Her father died when she was young, and she was forced to drop out of school and earn a living for herself and her mother. She obtained employment as a violinist in a Salt Lake City, Utah, theater. Compson made 25 films in 1916 alone, although most of them are shorts. She completed The Miracle Man (1919) for George Loane Tucker. Compson's rise as a star in motion pictures began with her portrayal of Rose in this production. In 1920, she began to head her own company. She worked at the Hollywood Brunton studio and acquired three stories for films.

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