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oyce Compton reigned as Hollywood's favorite “dumb blonde” during its Golden Age, appearing in dozens of movies between 1925 and 1958. Over the course of her career, she played chorus girls, nurses, waitresses, secretaries and even ladies of the evening. You may have seen her in several classics, without even realizing it.

My interest in Miss Compton began in the same way many film fans take to obscure actors - by noticing her playing bits in several movies. She usually appeared as the heroine's breezy gal pal or the sexy Southern Belle who pops up with a snappy line or two, then disappears forever. Even in the smallest of parts, you couldn't keep your eyes off her.

The more I learned about the actress, the more fascinated I was. Her career perfectly mirrors the rise and fall of Hollywood's Studio System. She worked at every major studio (and several minor ones) in every movie genre - comedies, dramas, westerns, musicals, film noirs, mysteries, and more. She loved her work, but didn't let it consume her. Happiest of all, she appeared to be just as sweet and down to earth in person as the women she played on screen. But not nearly as dumb.

So, here it is, for all to enjoy - The Joyce Compton Shrine! - Matt Hinrichs, Webmaster

BearManor Media and author Michael Ankerich proudly announce the autobiography of Joyce Compton, the first book exclusively devoted to our favorite blonde. The Real Joyce Compton: Behind the Dumb Blonde Movie Image is now available from and other retailers!

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