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JANET GAYNOR BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Janet Gaynor was born on October 6th, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Laura Augusta Gainor.  As a young girl, her family relocated to San Francisco, California and she finished her schooling there.  After High School, Gaynor moved to Los Angeles, California and went to secretarial school.  While living in Los Angeles, she decided why not give a career as an actress a try.
 
She was lucky enough to get some small parts in a number of films before her break on the film, "The Johnstown Flood" (1926) at the age of twenty with Fox Studio's.  Her performance was well received and Hollywood took her under their wing.  She was cast in a number of successful films such as, "The Shamrock Handicap" (1926), "The Blue Eagle" (1926), "The Midnight Kiss" (1926) and "The Return of Peter Grimm" (1926).  Her success continued with another incredible performance in the film, "7th Heaven" (1927) followed by, "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927)  Due to her success in both films, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress.
 
After the silent film era came to an end and sound films came into play, Gaynor had no issues making the transition.  Some of her later film work were role in, "A Star is Born" (1937), "The Good Earth" (1937), "The Young in Heart" (1938) and "Bernardine" (1957).  She had actually chosen to retire from the film industry in 1939 when she married Hollywood costume designer, Gilbert Adrian, but only returned one time for the film, "Bernardine".  
 
She had married two other times, first to Jesse Lydell Peck from 1929 through 1933.  After her divorce from Adrian in 1959 she married Paul Gregory from 1964 through September 14th, 1984 when she passed away in Pal Springs, California from complications she suffered from an car accident she had in 1982 in which she suffered eleven broken ribs, a ruptured bladder, a broken collar bone, a bleeding kidney and a number of pelvic fractures.   
 
Gaynor only had one son, Robin Gaynor who was born in 1940.  She is interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery in Hollywood, California.     

 
Filmography

1981 The Love Boat
1959 G.E. True Theater
1957 Bernardine 
1954 Lux Video Theatre 
1953 Medallion Theatre
1938 The Young in Heart 
1938 Three Loves Has Nancy 
1937 A Star Is Born  
1936 Ladies in Love 
1936 Small Town Girl
1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife 
1935 One More Spring 
1934 Servants' Entrance
1934 Change of Heart
1934 Carolina 
1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing 
1933 Adorable 
1933 State Fair 
1932 Tess of the Storm Country 
1932 The First Year 
1931 Delicious 
1931 Merely Mary Ann 
1931 Daddy Long Legs
1931 The Man Who Came Back 
1930 High Society Blues 
1929 Sunnyside Up 
1929 Christina 
1929 Lucky Star 
1928 4 Devils 
1928 Street Angel 
1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
1927 Two Girls Wanted 
1927 The Horse Trader 
1927 7th Heaven
1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood 
1926 The Stolen Ranch 
1926 Lazy Lightning 
1926 Martin of the Mounted 
1926 The Return of Peter Grimm
1926 The Midnight Kiss 
1926 The Blue Eagle 
1926 Pep of the Lazy J 
1926 The Man in the Saddle
1926 The Fire Barrier
1926 The Shamrock Handicap 
1926 Fade Away Foster 
1926 Skinner's Dress Suit
1926 Oh What a Nurse!
1926 The Johnstown Flood 
1926 The Beautiful Cheat
1926 A Punch in the Nose
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 
1925 Flaming Flappers
1925 The Crook Buster 
1925 The Plastic Age 
1925 The Teaser 
1925 The Burning Trail 
1925 Dangerous Innocence 
1925 The Haunted Honeymoon
1924 All Wet 
1924 Young Ideas 
1924 Cupid's Rustler   





Matinee Classics - A Star is Born starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Owen Moore, Peggy Wood, Elizabeth Jenns, Edgar Kennedy, J.C. Nugent, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, A.W. Sweatt, Clara Blandick and Irving Bacon
Matinee Classics - A Star is Born starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Owen Moore, Peggy Wood, Elizabeth Jenns, Edgar Kennedy, J.C. Nugent, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, A.W. Sweatt, Clara Blandick and Irving Bacon
Matinee Classics - Carolina starring Janet Gaynor, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young, Henrietta Crosman, Richard Cromwell, Mona Barrie, Stepin Fetchit, Russell Simpson and Shirley Temple
Matinee Classics - Sunrise starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ralph Sipperly, Jane Winton, Arthur Housman and Eddie Boland
Matinee Classics - Sunrise starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ralph Sipperly, Jane Winton, Arthur Housman and Eddie Boland


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