Juliette Compton

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Juliette Compton
Juliette Compton Vintage 1930s.jpg
Compton c. 1930
Born(1899-05-03)May 3, 1899
DiedMarch 19, 1989(1989-03-19) (aged 89)
Other names
  • Julie Compton
  • Juliet Compton
OccupationActress
Years active19201941
Spouse
James Bartram
(m. 1926;div. 1942)

Juliette Compton (May 3, 1899 March 19, 1989) was an American actress whose career began in the silent film era and concluded with That Hamilton Woman in 1941. [1]

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Career

Compton was born in Columbus, Georgia, on May 3, 1899. [1] She was a model for illustrator Harrison Fisher, and perhaps his favorite model. [2]

Compton's show business career began when she acted in The Kiss Burglar in New York. [3] That was followed by a season in the Ziegfeld Follies. In London, she appeared on stage for three years, [4] including acting in The League of Notions and went on to act in British films for five years. [5]

Financial problems

On January 4, 1927, a bankruptcy court in London, England, appointed an official receiver for Compton after presentation of evidence that she had no assets and had liabilities of $37,500. [6] A news brief distributed by International News Service said that a nervous breakdown suffered by Compton was "attributed to difficulties in which she finds herself over debts." [7]

Personal life

Compton married James Bartram, an Australian businessman, [8] on December 24, 1926, in London, England. She left the nursing home where she had been ill for several weeks in order to be married at Christ Church, then returned to the nursing home immediately after the wedding. [9] They separated in 1936 and divorced on March 25, 1942. [10]

She died in Pasadena, California.[ citation needed ]

Partial filmography

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