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Janet Gaynor

Actress Janet Gaynor

Full Name: Laura Augusta Gainor
Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Three time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in "7th Heaven" (1927), "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927) and "Street Angel" (1928).

Born: October 6, 1906
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 14, 1984 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Car crash

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Married Life

  • 1939-08-14 "A Star Is Born" actress Janet Gaynor (32) weds MGM costume designer Adrian (36)

Historical Events

  • 1927-09-23 "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans", directed by F. W. Murnau, starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor, is released (Academy Awards Unique and Artistic Picture 1927)
  • 1929-05-16 1st Academy Awards: "Wings", Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor win

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