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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 January 1907Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Date of Death 13 October 1997Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameOlivia Joyce Compton
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joyce Compton was born on January 27, 1907 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Olivia Joyce Compton. She was an actress, known for The Awful Truth (1937), Christmas in Connecticut (1945) and Hollywood Hobbies (1939). She was married to William Francis Kaliher. She died on October 13, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

William Francis Kaliher (29 October 1955 - 1956) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

She had to use her own gowns, furs and jewels in many of the low budget movies she appeared in.
Worked in two-reel comedies for Mack Sennett and later played dumb blonde foils for such comics as Bobby Clark, Paul McCullough and Charley Chase.
Was a good, off-the-set friend of actress Clara Bow.
She was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926, along with Mary Astor, Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Marceline Day, Dolores del Rio, Janet Gaynor and Fay Wray, amongst others.
Her parents saw her movie star potential and moved the family from Oklahoma to Hollywood.
She was briefly engaged to Joel McCrea in the late 1920s.
Specialised in playing dizzy blondes, usually night club singers, waitresses or chorines.
A beauty contest winner, she appeared in films from 1925. Apart from a three-months spell of married bliss in 1956, she lived with her parents. She eventually quit acting to become a part-time nurse.
Good-looking, blond-haired actress, typically in roles conveying severe brainpower deprivation, in US films from 1925 through the early 50's.

Personal Quotes (1)

[as to why Fox Films dropped her contract] Here they had tried to change me to a more sophisticated type in appearance and otherwise by cutting and dyeing my hair. I thought they took me away from my natural appearance and comedy flair. Isn't that the way it goes? Sign you for what you have to offer, mess around and ruin it all, then give up and toss you out.

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