Betty Compson Biography
Birthday: March 19, 1897 (Pisces)
Born In: Beaver, Utah
Betty Compson was an American actress and film producer best known for the movie ‘The Docks of New York.’ One of the leading actresses of the silent era in Hollywood, she had an extensive film career, that spanned over three decades. Born as the daughter of a mining engineer, she was forced to drop out of school due to her father’s untimely death. Following his death the family was plunged into financial crisis and the young girl had to start working to help her mother. Pretty and talented, she began her career as a violinist at a theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also toured with her mother, with an act called 'the Vagabond Violinist.' During one of her violin performances, she got noticed by the comedy producer, Al Christie, who offered her a film role. She appeared in a series of comedies over the ensuing years and found considerable success with ‘The Miracle Man’ directed by George Loane Tucker. Soon she became a super star and eventually founded her own company. Her first movie as producer was ‘Prisoners of Love’ in which she also had a starring role. Her career touched newer heights with the advent of talkies and she continued appearing in films well up to the late 1940s.