Juliette Compton
Juliette Compton was an American actress whose career began in the silent film
Silent film
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, pantomime and title cards...

 era and concluded with That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman, originally titled Lady Hamilton, is a 1941 black-and-white British historical film drama which takes place during the Napoleonic wars, produced and directed by Alexander Korda for Alexander Korda Films.-Production:...

in 1941.

Born in Columbus, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 189,885. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, which, in 2009, had an estimated population of 292,795...

, she started off with a season in the Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. They became a radio program in 1932 and 1936 as The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air....

 and then stages appearances in London where she also acted in British films. Compton appeared in The Woman Tempted
The Woman Tempted
The Woman Tempted is a 1926 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Juliette Compton, Warwick Ward and Nina Vanna. It was based on a novel by Vera, Countess Cathcart. A young woman murders another woman whose behaviour drove her fiancee to suicide.-Cast:* Juliette Compton...

(1926), Ladies of Leisure
Ladies of Leisure
Ladies of Leisure is an American romantic drama film directed by Frank Capra, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ralph Graves. The screenplay by Jo Swerling is based on the 1924 play Ladies of the Evening by Milton Herbert Gropper.-Plot:...

(1930), Peg o' My Heart
Peg o' My Heart (1933 film)
Peg o' My Heart is a 1933 film adaptation of the play of the same name by J. Hartley Manners. It starred Marion Davies as a poor Irish girl who stands to inherit a fortune if she satisfies certain conditions.-Cast:...

(1933), Berkeley Square
Berkeley Square (film)
Berkeley Square is a drama film produced by Fox Film Corporation, directed by Frank Lloyd, and starring Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor, and Colin Keith-Johnston. The film was thought to be a lost film until rediscovered in the 1970s....

(1933), The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934 film)
The Count of Monte Cristo is a film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas, père's novel of the same name, directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, and Louis Calhern...

(1934), and Irene (1940).

Compton married James Bartram in 1931. They separated in 1936 and finally divorced in 1942. She died in Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Although famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena is the home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology , the Jet...


Selected filmography

  • Afraid of Love
    Afraid of Love (film)
    Afraid of Love is a 1925 British silent drama film directed by Reginald West and starring Leslie Faber, Jameson Thomas and Moore Marriott.-Cast:* Leslie Faber ... Anthony Bond* Jameson Thomas ... Philip Bryce* Moore Marriott ... Father...

  • The Chinese Bungalow
    The Chinese Bungalow (1926 film)
    The Chinese Bungalow is a 1926 British silent drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Matheson Lang, Genevieve Townsend and Juliette Compton. It was based on the play The Chinese Bungalow which was adapted for further films in 1930 and 1940....

  • The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
    The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (film)
    The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1928 British historical drama film directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Matheson Lang, Juliette Compton and Nelson Keys...


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