Joyce Compton; Hollywood Actress in More Than 200 Films
Joyce Compton, 90, who graced movie screens opposite Cary Grant, Jack Benny and Clara Bow. Born in Lexington, Ky., the actress was placed under contract at age 19 after her family moved to Hollywood in 1925. She debuted in “Ankles Preferred” and made more than 200 films, including “Mighty Joe Young,” “Christmas in Connecticut,” “If I Had a Million” and “Only Yesterday.” Even after her retirement from acting in the early 1960s, Compton remained in touch with Hollywood as a dress designer, writer and artist. Her star on the Walk of Fame is in front of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. At the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills on Monday.