|Born||May 3, 1899|
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||March 19, 1989 (aged 89)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Other names||Julie Compton, Juliet Compton|
(m. 1926; div. 1942)
Compton's show business career began when she acted in The Kiss Burglar in New York. That was followed by a season in the Ziegfeld Follies. In London, she appeared on stage for three years, including acting in The League of Notions and went on to act in British films for five years.
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. 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."
Compton married James Bartram, an Australian businessman, 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. They separated in 1936 and divorced on March 25, 1942.
She died in Pasadena, California.
- The Wine of Life (1924) - Regine
- Her Redemption (1924) - Liana Vandry
- Human Desires (1924) - Andree de Vigne
- Afraid of Love (1925) - Ruth
- Trainer and Temptress (1925) - Lady Maurice
- The Third Round (1925) - Irma Peterson
- Nell Gwyn (1926) - Lady Castlemaine
- The Chinese Bungalow (1926) - Sadie
- The Woman Tempted (1926) - Louise Harding
- White Heat (1927) - Helen
- The Fake (1927) - Mrs. Hesketh Pointer
- Change of Heart (1928) - Lady Winham
- The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1928) - Theresa Cabbarrus
- Woman to Woman (1929) - Vesta Compton
- Ladies of Leisure (1930) - Claire Collins
- Anybody's Woman (1930) - Ellen
- Morocco (1930) - Anna Dolores (uncredited)
- Unfaithful (1931) - Gemma Houston
- Kick In (1931) - Piccadilly Bessie
- The Vice Squad (1931) - Ambassador's Wife
- Women Love Once (1931) - Hester Dahlgren
- Rich Man's Folly (1931) - Paula Norcross
- Compromised (1931) - Connie Holt
- Husband's Holiday (1931) - Christine Kennedy
- No One Man (1932) - Sue Folsom
- Strangers in Love (1932) - Muriel Preston
- Westward Passage (1932) - Henrietta
- The Man Called Back (1932) - Vivien Lawrence
- Devil and the Deep (1932) - Mrs. Planet
- The Match King (1932) - Sonia Lombard
- Peg o' My Heart (1933) - Ethel Chichester
- The Masquerader (1933) - Lady Diana Joyce
- Berkeley Square (1933) - Duchess of Devonshire
- Grand Canary (1934) - Elissa Bayham
- The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Clothilde
- Behold My Wife (1934) - Diana Carter-Curson
- No More Ladies (1935) - Woman (uncredited)
- Irene (1940) - Mrs. Newlands Grey
- That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Lady Spencer (final film role)
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- "'Harrison Fisher Girl' Is Married in London". Chicago Tribune. Illinois, Chicago. December 25, 1926. p. 11. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Thomas, Dan (March 29, 1931). "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star -- These Five May Do So In The Movie Heavens". Messenger-Inquirer. Kentucky, Owensboro. p. 17. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Coons, Robbin (September 5, 1930). "Hollywood Sights and Sounds". The News-Palladium. Michigan, Benton Harbor. p. 2. Retrieved March 22, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'British' Star, American Born". Reno Gazette-Journal. Nevada, Reno. September 28, 1929. p. 8. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Receiver Named". Belvidere Daily Republican. Illinois, Belvidere. January 4, 1927. p. 4. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Pulse of The World". The Daily Notes. Pennsylvania, Canonsburg. International News Service. January 5, 1927. p. 4. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Husband Brought Secretary Into Home, Actress Says". The St. Louis Star and Times. Missouri, St. Louis. United Press. March 20, 1942. p. 23. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Actress Leaves Sick Bed to Be Married". The Courier. Iowa, Waterloo. International News Service. December 24, 1926. p. 2. Retrieved March 21, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Divorces". Billboard. April 4, 1942. p. 28. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
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