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Job Actress
Years active 1924-1981
Top Roles Diane, Angela, The Wife, Esther Victoria Blodgett, aka Vicki Lester, Martha Kerenye
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Silent Films, Musical, War
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Romance (Drama), Book-Based
Top Collaborators , (Producer), (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Carole Lombard, Mitchell Leisen, Jerome Cowan  see more..

Janet Gaynor Overview:

Legendary actress, Janet Gaynor, was born Laura Augusta Gainor on Oct 6, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gaynor died at the age of 77 on Sep 14, 1984 in Palm Springs, CA and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Janet Gaynor was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning three for Best Actress for 7th Heaven (as Diane), Street Angel (as Angela) and Sunrise (as The Wife) in 1927/28, 1927/28 and 1927/28 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1927/28Best Actress7th Heaven (1927)DianeWon
1937Best ActressA Star Is Born (1937)Esther Blodgett/Vicki LesterNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Janet Gaynor's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #14 on May 29, 1929.

BlogHub Articles:

: The First Best Actress Winner

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 24, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

First best actress winner with her Oscar for 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). This article is part of the 31 Days of Oscar blogathon hosted by Paula's Cinema Club, Outspoken & Freckled, and Once Upon a Screen. won t... Read full article


Precode Recipe 1#

By Emma on Oct 28, 2012 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

It turns out Precode and silent cutie couldn't just act, paint and entertain but she was also a keen baker. Below is a recipe from the Academy Award winning actress for her 'Ice Box Cookies'. This recipe is taken from the wonderful blog, 'Silver Screen Suppers' which has several ... Read full article


Precode Recipe 1#

By Emma on Oct 28, 2012 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

It turns out Precode and silent cutie couldn't just act, paint and entertain but she was also a keen baker. Below is a recipe from the Academy Award winning actress for her 'Ice Box Cookies'. This recipe is taken from the wonderful blog, 'Silver Screen Suppers' which has several ... Read full article


By Art on Oct 5, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

was an American actress and painter. She was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era. In 1928 Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: “Seventh Heaven” (1927), “Sunrise: A Song of Two Hum... Read full article


Silent Film Star: .

By Dawn on Feb 4, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era. Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films, the first: Seventh Heaven (1927). A Romance silent film and one of the fir... Read full article


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Janet Gaynor Quotes:

Bee Nichols: Well, now that John Gilbert's married, who is your suppressed desire?
Molly Carr: Rin Tin Tin.


Esther Blodgett: I'm going out there and BE somebody!


Molly Carr: They think I'm bad. Do you understand? Bad!


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Interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever), Hollywood, California, USA, Section B, east side of lake.

She was the first actress to win the Academy Award as best actress. In the early years, actors could receive one Oscar for several films. Gaynor won for Sunrise (1927), 7th Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928).

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 313-315. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.

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