Janet Gaynor biography

Janet Gaynor

Actor, Film actor

1906 – 1984

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Who was Janet Gaynor?

Janet Gaynor was an American actress and painter.

In 1929 Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: 7th Heaven, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Street Angel. This was the only occasion on which an actress has won one Oscar for multiple film roles. This rule would be changed three years later by AMPAS. Her career as the primary actress of Fox Studios continued with the advent of sound film, and she achieved a notable success in the original version of A Star Is Born, for which she received another Academy Award nomination.

She chose to work only occasionally after her marriage to film costume designer Adrian in 1939. She was severely injured in a 1982 vehicle collision, which contributed to her death two years later.

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Born
Oct 6, 1906
Germantown
Also known as
  • Laura Augusta Gainor
  • Laura Gainor
  • Janet Gaynor Gregory
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • John H. Francis Polytechnic High School
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Sep 14, 1984
Palm Springs
Resting place
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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