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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)

Good-looking, blond-haired actress, typically in roles conveying severe brainpower deprivation, in US films from 1925 through the early 50's.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (8)

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.
Became a good, off-the-set friend to actress Clara Bow.
A Wampus Baby Star of 1926, along with Mary Astor, Mary Brian, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Marceline Day, Dolores del Rio, Janet Gaynor, 1926, Fay Wray, and others.
Her parents saw her movie star potential and moved the family from Oklahoma to Hollywood.
Briefly engaged to Joel McCrea during the late 1920's.
Specialised in playing dizzy blondes, usually night club singers, waitresses or chorines.
A beauty contest winner, in films from 1925. Except for a three-months spell of married bliss in 1956, she lived with her parents. Eventually quit acting to become a part-time nurse.

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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