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Janet Gaynor (Laura Augusta Gainor)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe store for the princely sum of $18 per week. However, since L.A. was the land of stars and studios, she wanted to try her hand at acting. She managed to land unbilled bit parts in several feature films and comedy shorts. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Molly Carr

Sunnyside Up 1929

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Character: Heather Gordon

Delicious 1931

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Character: Angie Randolph

The Man Who Came Back 1931

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Character: Tess Howland

Tess of the Storm Country 1932

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Character: Catherine Furness

Change of Heart 1934

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Character: Martha Kerenye

Ladies in Love 1936

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Character: Katherine 'Kay' Brannan

Small Town Girl 1936

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Character: Esther Victoria Blodgett - aka Vicki Lester

A Star Is Born 1937

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Character: George-Anne Carleton

The Young in Heart 1938

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor

The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953

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Character: Mrs. Ruth Wilson

Bernardine 1957

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Character: The Wife

Sunrise 1927

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