Janet Gaynor is an American film, theater and television actress and painter. Gaynor began his career as a minor in the field of shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, she became famous and became one of the biggest box office figures of the time. In 1929, she was the first person to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her acting in three movies: 7th Heaven, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Street Angel. This is the only time an actress has won an Oscar for multiple roles in the film. Gaynor's career success continued in the audio cinema era, and she achieved notable success in the original version of A Star Is Born, the film for which she received her second Oscar nomination. for Best Actress. After retiring from acting in 1939, Gaynor married costume designer Adrian and she had a son. She briefly returned to film and television in the 1950s and later became a successful oil painter.
|Born||Laura Augusta Gainor, October 6, 1906, Germantown, Philadelphia, U.S.|
|Died||September 14, 1984, Palm Springs, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Years active||1924–1939, 1950s-1981|
One of the most popular silent film actresses who appeared in the 1927 7th Heaven and the 1937 film A Star Is Born. She was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She worked at a shoe business in Los Angeles after graduating from high school.
She made history by being the first actress to win an Academy Award for multiple performances in a single year.
In 1939, she married costume designer Adrian.
Mary Martin, a close friend and fellow actor, accompanied her on many trips.
Oscar winner for Best Actress. 20th Century Fox Contract Players. The Philadelphia actress. Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery