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Joyce Compton (I) (1907–1997)

Joyce Compton was born on January 27, 1907 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for The Awful Truth (1937), Christmas in Connecticut (1945) and Bedtime Story (1941). She was married to William Francis Kaliher. She died on October 13, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Awful Truth Dixie Belle Lee
Bedtime Story Beulah
Trapped by Television Mae Collins


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 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilson
- Gladys' Political Campaign (1961) ... Mrs. Wilson
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- All Our Yesterdays (1958) ... Tina (uncredited)
 1958 Girl in the Woods
Aunt Martha
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
- The Percentage Takers (1958) ... Waitress
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Madeleine Renaud
- Pirate on Horseback (1958) ... Madeleine Renaud
 1957 Jet Pilot
Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
 1957 The Persuader
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Gift Horse (1953)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Girl at Drivers License Bureau
- Las Vegas (1953) ... Girl at Drivers License Bureau
 1953 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
- Riley's Kiss in the Dark (1953) ... Louella
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Alice (uncredited)
 1949 Grand Canyon
 1948 Incident
Joan Manning
 1948 Luxury Liner (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1948 Sorry, Wrong Number
Cotterell's Blonde Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Hortense Dobson
 1947 Linda, Be Good
Mrs. LaVitte
 1947 Exposed
 1946 Scared to Death
Jane Cornell
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Louise Grapa
 1946 Night and Day
Chorine (uncredited)
 1946 Behind the Mask
 1946 Dark Alibi
Emily Evans
 1945 Danger Signal
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Waitress (uncredited)
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut
Mary Lee
 1945 Hitchhike to Happiness
Joan Randall
 1945 Pillow to Post
Gertrude Wilson (uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking
Prissy Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Out the Blues
Kitty Grogan
 1943 Silver Spurs
Millie Love
 1943 Let's Face It
Wiggin's Girl (uncredited)
 1943 A Gentle Gangster
Kitty Parker
 1943 Silver Skates
 1942 Too Many Women
Barbara Cartwright
 1941 Bedtime Story
 1941 Blues in the Night
 1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder
 1941 Scattergood Meets Broadway
Diana Deane
 1941 Manpower
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Miss Sawyer - Auditioning Showgirl (uncredited)
 1940 Let's Make Music
 1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
Cynthia Lou
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Hazel Dalton
 1940 Sky Murder
Christine Cross
 1940 City for Conquest
 1940 They Drive by Night
Sue Carter (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Oath
Betty Casey
 1940 Turnabout
Irene Clare
 1940 Honeymoon Deferred
Kitty Kerry
 1939 Escape to Paradise
Penelope Carter
 1939 Balalaika
Masha (Lydia's maid)
 1939 Reno
Bonnie Newcomb
 1939 Hotel for Women
Emeline Thomas
 1939 Hollywood Hobbies (Short)
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Sally - a Waitress (uncredited)
 1938 Going Places
 1938 Trade Winds
Mrs. Johnson
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
 1938 The Last Warning
Dawn Day aka Minnie Schultz
 1938 Spring Madness
Sally Prescott
 1938 How to Watch Football (Short)
Benchley's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
Curly Blonde
 1938 Women Are Like That
Miss Hall
 1938 Love on a Budget
Millie Brown
 1938 Man-Proof
Guest (uncredited)
 1937 The Awful Truth
Dixie Belle Lee
 1937 Small Town Boy
Molly Summers
 1937 She Asked for It
Miss Hurley (uncredited)
 1937 Sea Racketeers
 1937 The Toast of New York
Mary Lou (uncredited)
 1937 Born Reckless
Dora - at the Race Track (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds
Amy Lou
 1937 Kid Galahad
Party Guest on Phone (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
 1937 We Have Our Moments
 1937 Top of the Town
Beulah (uncredited)
 1937 China Passage
Elaine Gentry
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Judson's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Country Gentlemen
 1936 Under Your Spell
Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Ellis Island
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Hester Boone
 1936 Sitting on the Moon
 1936 Star for a Night
Ellen Romaine
 1936 Trapped by Television
Mae Collins
 1936 The Harvester
Thelma Biddle
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Mary Lee
 1936 Valley of the Lawless
Joan Jenkins
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Public Ghost #1 (Short)
Miss Compton
 1935 Suicide Squad
Mary O'Connor
 1935 Life Hesitates at 40 (Short)
 1935 Manhattan Monkey Business (Short)
 1935 College Scandal
Toby Carpenter
 1935 Let 'em Have It
 1935 Mister Dynamite
Check Room Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Café Showgirl
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Mary Lee
 1934 The White Parade
Una Mellon
 1934 Imitation of Life
Young Woman at Party (uncredited)
 1934 Everything's Ducky (Short)
Jennie Taylor, Eddie's Wife
 1934 King Kelly of the U.S.A.
Maxine Latour
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Millie - Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman
Foxey Dennison
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Blonde on Train (uncredited)
 1934 Caravan
Party Girl at Beer Garden (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Margot (uncredited)
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
 1933 The Big Fibber (Short)
Mary Moore
 1933 Knockout Kisses (Short)
Joyce McNeil
 1933 Daddy Knows Best (Short)
Peggy Boyce
 1933 Roadhouse Queen (Short)
 1933 Dream Stuff (Short)
 1933 The Plumber and the Lady (Short)
 1933 Caliente Love (Short)
 1933 Luxury Liner
Girl Overboard (uncredited)
 1933 A Wrestler's Bride (Short)
Mrs. Scissors Jackson
 1932 If I Had a Million
Marie - Waitress (uncredited)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Alice - Party Girl
 1932 Madison Square Garden
 1932 False Faces
Dottie Nation
 1932 Hat Check Girl
A Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 A Parisian Romance
 1932 Fighting for Justice
Amy Tracy
 1932 Lady and Gent
 1932 Beauty Parlor
Joan Perry
 1932 Unholy Love
Sheilla Bailey Gregory
 1932 Westward Passage
Lillie (uncredited)
 1932 Lena Rivers
Caroline Nichols
 1931 Under Eighteen
 1931 Good Sport
 1931 The Spider
Butch's Girl Friend (uncredited)
 1931 Annabelle's Affairs
 1931 Women of All Nations
Kiki (uncredited)
 1931 Up Pops the Devil
Luella May Carroll
 1931 Three Girls Lost
Edna Best
 1931 Not Exactly Gentlemen
Ace's Girl
 1930 Lightnin'
Betty - Larry's Wife
 1930 Wild Company
Anita Grayson
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
College Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1930 The Three Sisters
 1930 High Society Blues
Pearl Granger
 1929 The Sky Hawk
 1929 Salute
Marian Wilson
 1929 Dangerous Curves
Jennie Silver
 1929 The Wild Party
Eva Tutt
 1928 Soft Living
Billie Wilson
 1927 The Border Cavalier
Madge Lawton
 1927 Ankles Preferred
 1926 WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926 (Short)
Joyce Comptom
 1926 Syncopating Sue
Marge Adams
 1925 Broadway Lady
Phyllis Westbrook
 1925 What Fools Men
 1925 Sally
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Golden Bed
Minor Role (uncredited)
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5' 5" (1.65 m)


William Francis Kaliher  (divorced)

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[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.


She was briefly engaged to Joel McCrea in the late 1920s. See more »

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