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i ~\if i r\- J A iVlUCJl-DlSCUSSeCl NEW YORK (/FV-Betty Compton has become one of the most discussed celebrities on Broadway in less than five years. This slim, brunette, olive-skinned girl was born on the Isle of Wight. ' a young girl she moved to To>»..,to. She came to New York in 1928 to be a specialty dancer in J. P. McEvoy's "Americana." Her next part was in support of Gertrude Lawrence in "Oh, Kay." Her last role was In "Fifty Million Frenchmen," which opened here a ttle more than a year ago. Not long fter the premiere she left the cast lecause of serious illness. She now is under contract to appear in the ext edition of George White's Scandals." : Last year she went to Hollywood to appear in talking pictures. Her performances were in short sub- ects. Miss Compton. Is rated by critics as one of the best dancers on the stage. They are more enthusiastic over her dancing than her acting and singing abilities. She lives with her mother in a New York apartment hotel and ha: a country estate at Mamaroneck near Long Island sound. PUPIL OF PIANO

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 19 Apr 1931, Sun,
  3. Page 50

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