Joyce Compton's former home in Sherman Oaks for sale

A Sherman Oaks home built in 1936 for actress

Joyce Compton


is on the market at $1.795 million.

Evoking an English farmhouse with a half-timbered exterior, it features beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and oak floors. The updated 3,306-square-foot house includes a den, a family room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a separate one-bedroom guesthouse and a swimming pool.

Joyce Compton, who died in 1997 at 90, was in more than 200 films with such stars as

Cary Grant


Jack Benny


Clara Bow

. She appeared in "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945), "Rose of Washington Square" (1939) and "If I Had a Million" (1932).

Public records show the property last changed hands in 1992 for $775,000.

Aileen Comora and Paul Lester of Westside Estate Agency are the listing agents.