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First Name
Janet

Last Name
Gaynor

Birthday
1906-10-06

Height
60

Build
Slim

Eye Color
Brown - Light

Hair Color
Brown - Light

Maiden Name
Gainor

Birthplace
Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

Zodiac Sign
Libra

Died
1984-09-14

Place of Death
Palm Springs, California

Cause of Death
Pneumonia

Ethnicity
White

Claim to Fame
A Star Is Born (1937), First Best Actress

Middle Name
Augusta

Nationality
American

Gender
Female

Profile Bio Text
Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe store for the princely sum of $18 per week. However, since L.A. was the land of stars and studios, she wanted to try her hand at acting. She managed to land unbilled bit parts in several feature films and comedy shorts. She bided her time, believing "Good things come to those who wait." She didn`t have to wait too long, either. In 1926, at the age of 20, she turned in a superb performance as Anna Burger in The Johnstown Flood (1926). The Hollywood moguls knew they had a top star on their hands and cast her in several other leading roles that year, including The Shamrock Handicap (1926), The Blue Eagle (1926), The Midnight Kiss (1926) and The Return of Peter Grimm (1926). The next year she turned in acclaimed performances in two classic films, 7th Heaven (1927) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). Based on the strength of those two films plus Street Angel (1928), Janet received the very first Academy Award for best actress. This was the first and only time an actress won the Oscar for multiple roles. When "talkies" replaced silent films, Janet was one of the few who made a successful transition, not only because of her great acting ability but for her charming voice as well. Without a doubt, Janet had already lived a true rags-to-riches story. Throughout the mid-1930s she was the top drawing star at theaters. She turned in grand performances in several otherwise undistinguished films. Then came A Star Is Born (1937). She was very convincing as Vicki Lester (aka Esther Blodgett), struggling actress trying for the big time. Told by the receptionist at Central casting "You know what your chances are? One in a hundred thousand," Esther/Vicki replies, "But maybe--I`m that one." For her outstanding performance she was nominated for another Oscar, but lost to Luise Rainer`s performance in The Good Earth (1937), her second in as many tries. After appearing in The Young in Heart (1938), Janet didn`t appear in another film until 1957`s Bernardine (1957). Her last performance was in a Broadway version of Harold and Maude. Although the play was a flop, Janet`s performance salvaged it to any degree - she still had what it took to entertain the public. On September 14, 1984, Janet passed away from pneumonia in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 77.

Couple Profile Source
www.imdb.com/name/nm0310980/bio

Full Name at Birth
Laura Augusta Gainor

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack

Has Detailed Data (New)
1

Friend
Ramon Navarro, Douglas Fairbanks jr, Mary Martin

Family Member
Robin Gaynor Adrian (son)

Age
77

Wikipedia Text

Janet Gaynor (October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American film, stage and television actress and painter.


Bust (inches)
33

Waist (inches)
23

Hips (inches)
33

Cup Size
B

Shoe Size
4

Distinctive Feature
Short, Cleft in chin

Weight
102

Religion
Christian

Favorite Colors
Pink

Adsafe
1

Has Detailed Data (105)
1

Has Videos
1

Page Display = 2 (Legacy)
1

Occupation Text
Actress, Painter

Year(s) Active
1924–1981

Official Websites
www.nndb.com/people/129/000043000/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1338

Dating Status
Deceased

Dating Profile AutoText
Deceased||Janet Gaynor passed away on 14th Sep 1984 aged 77. |||

Current Status

Janet Gaynor passed away on 14th Sep 1984 aged 77.

Relationships

Janet Gaynor was previously married to Paul Gregory (1963 - 1984), Adrian (1939 - 1959) and Jesse Lydell Peck (1929 - 1933).

She was also in relationships with Tyrone Power (1939), Richard Carlson (1938), Margaret Lindsay (1936), James Stewart (1935 - 1936), Lew Ayres (1933), Greta Garbo, Cesar Romero, Mary Martin and Robert Taylor.

Janet Gaynor had a son named Robin Gaynor.

About

Janet Gaynor is a 77 year old American Actress. Born Laura Augusta Gainor on 6th October, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, she is famous for A Star Is Born (1937), First Best Actress in a career that spans 1924–1981. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Janet Gaynor was in 3 on-screen matchups, notably with Charles Farrell in 7th Heaven (1927), Henry Fonda in The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) and Robert Taylor in Small Town Girl (1936).

Janet Gaynor is a member of the following lists: 20th-century women artists, Actresses from Palm Springs, California and 20th-century American painters.

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