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John Compton

Actor

Born - 21 June 1923, Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
Died - 12 May 2015

Dark-haired, large-headed American actor of intense-looking handsomeness who played small roles on film and TV before going into real estate in the 1960s. His best role was probably as Ann Blyth's boyfriend in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce. Other films included Pride of the Marines (1945), San Antonio (1945), Night and Day (1946), Cheyenne (1947), Jesse James Rides Again (1947), The Glass Menagerie (1950), Oh! Susanna (1951), Navy Bound (1951), Border Ambush (1954), Francis in the Navy (1955), Thunder Over Arizona (1956) and Spoilers of the Forest (1957), his last, although he continued acting in TV series - including the starring role in the short-lived The D.A.'s Man (1959) - until 1963.