Juliette Compton

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]

Juliette Compton
Born(1899-05-03)May 3, 1899
DiedMarch 19, 1989(1989-03-19) (aged 89)
Other namesJulie Compton, Juliet Compton
Years active1920–1941
James Bartram
(m. 1926; div. 1942)


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.

Partial filmography


  1. Kear, Lynn; Rossman, John (2008). The Complete Kay Francis Career Record: All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances. McFarland. p. 241. ISBN 9780786431984. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. "'Harrison Fisher Girl' Is Married in London". Chicago Tribune. Illinois, Chicago. December 25, 1926. p. 11. Retrieved March 21, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  3. 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.
  4. Coons, Robbin (September 5, 1930). "Hollywood Sights and Sounds". The News-Palladium. Michigan, Benton Harbor. p. 2. Retrieved March 22, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "'British' Star, American Born". Reno Gazette-Journal. Nevada, Reno. September 28, 1929. p. 8. Retrieved March 21, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  6. "Receiver Named". Belvidere Daily Republican. Illinois, Belvidere. January 4, 1927. p. 4. Retrieved March 21, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  7. "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.
  8. "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.
  9. "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.
  10. "Divorces". Billboard. April 4, 1942. p. 28. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
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