Betty Compson Net Worth

Betty Compson Net Worth is
$5 Million

Betty Compson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

For the actress who married NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker, see Betty Compton.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 at a theater in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Date Of BirthMarch 19, 1897, Beaver, Utah, United States
DiedApril 18, 1974, Glendale, California, United States
Place Of BirthBeaver, Utah, USA
Height5' 2½" (1.59 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
SpouseSilvius Jack Gall (m. 1944–1962), Irving Weinberg (m. 1933–1937), James Cruze (m. 1925–1930)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress
Star SignPisces
The Prude's Fall (1925)1000 pounds per week
Miami (1924)$3,500 per week
Woman to Woman (1923)1000 pounds per week
Woman to Woman (1923)$3,500 /week
The Miracle Man (1919)$125 a week.
Some Chaperone (1915)$50 a week
1They say I love money. I do, though it was pretty cold comfort, a pretty poor substitute, for all I'd lost. But, believe me, I wasn't going to pass up that much money for any false pride. Or any hurt I got down there on Poverty Row. I think if I hadn't felt that way, hadn't worked. I would have been done forever. I'd have gone straight to hell, to be frank about it.
2[About George LZoane Tucker] I fell in love with Tucker, but it did me no good - he was married.
1Formed Betty Compson Productions, a film production company, in 1921.
2Compson had a reputation for frugality and being a very mercenary negotiator with the studios.
3Compson was sent a 1912 Rolls-Royce by a South American who had it stored in a New York garage. As she already had a limo, she was initially annoyed but later discovered she could rent it to the movie studios at $100 per day. She ultimately made $20,000 on it before selling it. This situation may have been the inspiration for a similar situation in Sunset Blvd. (1950).
4In 1918 Mack Sennett reportedly offered Compson $150 a week to leave Al Christie. Compson claims that when Sennett confirmed that the offer was legit, she replied, "In that case the bid's not high enough.".
5Began her career as a teenage violinist in vaudeville.
6A few months after she was born her father seemingly deserted the family for the Klondike gold strike. As it turned out, he made $25,000--a small fortune in today's terms--and returned to the family.
7Was great friends with Zasu Pitts before she became a star.
8She claimed that director George Loane Tucker taught her almost everything she knew, "the best of literature, music, all the arts, everything".
9Al Christie rechristened her "Betty".
10Had no children.
11After she retired from the film industry she and her husband ran a business called Ashtrays Unlimited until her death.
12Interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California, USA, Section B, Lot 853, Grave 4.


Life's Mockery1928Kit Miller / Isabelle Fullerton
The Masked Angel1928Betty
The Desert Bride1928Diane Duval
The Big City1928Helen
Cheating Cheaters1927Nan Carey
Temptations of a Shop Girl1927Ruth Harrington
Love Me and the World Is Mine1927Mitzel
Say It with Diamonds1927Betty Howard
The Ladybird1927Diane Wyman
The Belle of Broadway1926Marie Duval The Young Adele (dual role)
The Wise Guy1926Hula Kate
The Palace of Pleasure1926Lola Montez
Counsel for the Defense1925Katherine West
Dangerous Virtue1925
The Pony Express1925Molly Jones
Paths to Paradise1925Molly
Beggar on Horseback1925Princess in Pantomime
Eve's Secret1925Eve
New Lives for Old1925Olympe
Locked Doors1925Mrs. Norman 'Mary Reid' Carter
The Garden of Weeds1924Dorothy Delbridge
The Fast Set1924Margaret Stone
Ramshackle House1924Pen Broome
The Female1924Dalla
The Enemy Sex1924Dodo Baxter
White Shadows1924Nancy Brent / Georgina Brent
Miami1924Joan Bruce
The Stranger1924Peggy Bowlin
Woman to Woman1923Louise Boucher / Deloryse
The Royal Oak1923Lady Mildred Cholmondeley
The Woman with Four Faces1923Elizabeth West
The Rustle of Silk1923Lala De Breeze
The White Flower1923Konia Markham
Kick In1922Molly Brandon
To Have and to Hold1922Lady Jocelyn Leigh
The Bonded Woman1922Angela Gaskell
Always the Woman1922Celia Thaxter
Over the Border1922Jen Galbraith
The Green Temptation1922Genelle Coralyn Joan Parker
The Law and the Woman1922Margaret Rolfe
The Little Minister1921Lady Babbie
Ladies Must Live1921Christine Bleeker
At the End of the World1921Cherry O'Day
For Those We Love1921Bernice Arnold
Prisoners of Love1921Blanche Davis
The Miracle Man1919Rose
The Devil's Trail1919Rose
The Little Diplomat1919Phyllis Dare
The Light of Victory1919Jane Ravenslee
The Prodigal Liar1919Hope Deering
Terror of the Range1919Thelma Grant
The Sheriff1918ShortSchool Teacher
Border Raiders1918Rose Hardy
All Dressed Up1918Short
Never Surprise Your Wife1918Short
Betty's Adventure1918ShortBetty
Somebody's Baby1918Short
Here Comes the Groom1918Short unconfirmed
Circumstantial Evidence1918Short
Whose Wife?1918Short
Many a Slip1918Short
Cupid's Camouflage1917ShortBetty
Help! Help! Police!1917Short
Their Seaside Tangle1917Short
Betty Wakes Up1917ShortSally
Almost Divorced1917Short
Nearly a Papa1917ShortMrs. Gordon
Love and Locksmiths1917Short
Almost a Bigamist1917Short
Betty's Big Idea1917Short
Crazy by Proxy1917Short
A Smoky Love Affair1917Short
Won in a Cabaret1917Short
Down by the Sea1917Short
Five Little Widows1917ShortBetty Morgan
A Bold, Bad Knight1917Short
Almost a Scandal1917Short
Those Wedding Bells1917Short
His Last Pill1917Short
Father's Bright Idea1917Short
Suspended Sentence1917Short
Sauce for the Goose1917Short
As Luck Would Have It1917Short
Out for the Coin1917Short
Hubby's Night Out1917ShortWifey
Small Change1917ShortThe Girl
Her Friend, the Chauffeur1917ShortThe Girl
Her Crooked Career1917ShortThe Girl
Lovers and Lunatics1916ShortBetty Grey
Cupid's Uppercut1916ShortBetty
Hist! At Six O'Clock1916ShortTillie de Vamp
Sea Nymphs1916ShortBetty - the Wife
Some Kid1916Short
Her Sun-Kissed Hero1916ShortThe Peach
A Brass-Buttoned Romance1916Short
Nearly a Hero1916ShortBetty - the Sheriff's Daughter
Dad's Masterpiece1916ShortBetty Morton
When Clubs Were Trumps1916ShortWifie Parker
He Loved the Ladies1916ShortMrs. Gordon
That Doggone Baby1916ShortWifie Parker
He Wouldn't Tip1916ShortThe Pippin
The Making Over of Mother1916ShortMrs. Newlywed
Those Primitive Days1916ShortHeela Hoola
Inoculating Hubby1916ShortWifie
His Baby1916ShortBetty - the Peach
The Browns See the Fair1916ShortThe Train Passenger
Almost a Widow1916ShortMrs. Gordon
Wanted: A Husband1916ShortThe Wife
All Over a Stocking1916ShortThe Stenographer
Her Celluloid Hero1916ShortBetty - the Actor's Sweetheart
The Wooing of Aunt Jemima1916ShortBetty
He's a Devil1916ShortBetty - Eddie's Sweetheart
Potts Bungles Again1916ShortBetty
Lem's College Career1916ShortMary
The Newlyweds' Mix-Up1916ShortMrs. Newlywed
Eddie's Night Out1916ShortBetty Newlywed
A Leap Year Tangle1916ShortBetty - One of the Girls - Eddie's Sweetheart
He Almost Eloped1916ShortBetty - Billie's Roommate
The Janitor's Busy Day1916ShortBetty Hammond
A Friend, But a Star Boarder1916Short unconfirmed
Love and Vaccination1916ShortThe Doctor's Sister
The Deacon's Waterloo1916ShortBetty - the Girl
When Lizzie Disappeared1916Short
Cupid Trims His Lordship1916ShortBetty - the Daughter
Her Friend, the Doctor1916ShortMary West
When the Losers Won1916ShortMrs. Newlywed
A Quiet Supper for Four1916ShortMrs. Newlywed
Her Steady Carfare1916ShortBetty
Mingling Spirits1916ShortMrs. Newlywed
Jed's Trip to the Fair1916ShortLizzie
Some Chaperone1915ShortBetty - the 1st Daughter
Love and a Savage1915ShortBetty
Where the Heather Blooms1915ShortLady Mary
Their Quiet Honeymoon1915ShortBetty - 1st Newlywed
Wanted: A Leading Lady1915ShortThe Leading Lady
Here Comes Trouble1948Martha Blake
Second Chance1947Mrs. Davenport
Hard Boiled Mahoney1947Selena Webster
Her Adventurous Night1946Miss Spencer
Claudia and David1946uncredited
Danger! Women at Work1943Madame Sappho
Zis Boom Bah1941Mame (uncredited)
Escort Girl1941Ruth Ashley
Invisible Ghost1941Mrs. Kessler
Roar of the Press1941Mrs. Thelma Tate
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1941Gertie
The Watchman Takes a Wife1941ShortMolly Clyde
Laughing at Danger1940Mrs. Van Horn
Mad Youth1940Lucy Morgan
Strange Cargo1940Suzanne (uncredited)
Cafe Hostess1940Cafe Hostess (uncredited)
Cowboys from Texas1939Belle Starkey
News Is Made at Night1939Kitty Truman
Hotel Imperial1939Soubrette (uncredited)
Under the Big Top1938Marie
Religious Racketeers1938Ada Bernard
The Beloved Brat1938Eleanor Sparks (uncredited)
Two Gun Justice1938Kate
Torchy Blane in Panama1938Kitty
A Slight Case of Murder1938Loretta
Port of Missing Girls1938Chicago
Blondes at Work1938Blanche Revelle
Federal Bullets1937Sue, Gang Moll
God's Country and the Man1937Roxey Moore
Circus Girl1937Carlotta
Two Minutes to Play1936'Fluff' Harding
Killer at Large1936Kate
Bulldog Edition1936Billie Blake aka Aggie
Hollywood Boulevard1936Betty
The Drag-Net1936Mollie Cole
The Millionaire Kid1936Gloria Neville
Laughing Irish Eyes1936Molly
August Week End1936Ethel Ames
False Pretenses1935Clarissa Stanhope
Manhattan Butterfly1935
No Sleep on the Deep1934ShortMrs. Eldridge
Notorious But Nice1933Millie Sprague
Destination Unknown1933Ruby Smith
West of Singapore1933Lou
Guilty or Not Guilty1932Maizie
The Silver Lining1932Kate Flynn
Hollywood Halfbacks1931Short
The Gay Diplomat1931Baroness Alma Corri
Three Who Loved1931Helga Larson Hanson
The Virtuous Husband1931Inez Wakefield
The Lady Refuses1931June
The Boudoir Diplomat1930Helene
She Got What She Wanted1930Mahyna
The Spoilers1930Cherry Malotte
Inside the Lines1930Jane Gershon
Midnight Mystery1930Sally Wayne
Czar of Broadway1930Connie Colton
Those Who Dance1930Kitty, Joe's girl
Isle of Escape1930Stella
The Case of Sergeant Grischa1930Babka
Blaze o' Glory1929Helen Williams
The Show of Shows1929Performer in 'The Pirate Number' & 'Lady Luck' Numbers
Woman to Woman1929Deloryce / Lola
The Great Gabbo1929Mary
Skin Deep1929Sadie Rogers
Street Girl1929Frederika Joyzelle
The Time, the Place and the Girl1929Doris Ward
On with the Show!1929Nita
Weary River1929Alice Gray
Scarlet Seas1928Rose
The Barker1928Carrie
The Docks of New York1928Mae
Court-Martial1928Belle Starr


The Great Gabbo1929performer: "I'm in Love with You", "Web of Love" - uncredited
Street Girl1929performer: "My Dream Memory" 1929 - uncredited
On with the Show!1929"Let Me Have My Dreams" 1929, uncredited


This Is Your Life1954TV SeriesHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 131930ShortHerself
The Voice of Hollywood, Series 1, No. 21930ShortHerself
Fashion News1930DocumentaryHerself (1930)
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 211923Documentary short
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 91922Documentary shortHerself
A Trip to Paramountown1922Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 22-F1922Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 171921Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 141920Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Spisok korabley2008Documentary
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryMae
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHerself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHerself
Confessions of a Vice Baron1943Mrs. Lucy Morgan (edited from Mad Youth) (uncredited)
Movie Memories #21934Documentary short
The House That Shadows Built1931Documentary

Nominated Awards

1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThe Barker (1928)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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