Compson, Betty (1897–1974)

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Compson, Betty (1897–1974)

American actress. Born Eleanor Lucimme Compson, Mar 18, 1897, in Beaver City, Utah; died April 18, 1974, in Glendale, California; m. James Cruze (director), 1925 (div. 1930); m. Irving Weinberg (div.); m. Silvius Jack Gall (died 1962).

Lead player, began career as a vaudeville violinist at 15; signed for Al Christie's comedy shorts (1915); appeared in 78 two-reelers and 35 feature films, including The Big City, Docks of New York, The Spoilers, The Little Minister, The Miracle Man, To Have and To Hold, Hollwood Boulevard, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Here Comes Trouble; retired (1948). Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for The Barker (1928).

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