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Betty Compson (Eleanor Luicime Compson)

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Biography

Beaver, Utah, USA
A mining engineer's daughter, blond, blue-eyed Betty Compson began in show business playing violin in a Salt Lake City vaudeville establishment for $15 a week. Following that, she went on tour, accompanied by her mother, with an act called 'the Vagabond Violinist'. Aged eighteen, she appeared on Alexander Pantages Theatre Circuit, again doing her violin solo vaudeville routine, and was spotted there by comedy producer Al Christie. Christie quickly changed her stage name from Eleanor to Betty. For the next few years, she turned out a steady stream of one-reel and two-reel slapstick comedies, frequently paired with Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Frederika Joyzelle

Street Girl 1929

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Character: Deloryce / Lola

Woman to Woman 1929

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Character: Sadie Rogers

Skin Deep 1929

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Character: Helga Larson Hanson

Three Who Loved 1931

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