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Janet Gaynor

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in Servants' Entrance (1934)

Source: Wikipedia

Janet Gaynor (October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American film, stage and television actress and painter.

Fact file

  • Born: Laura Augusta Gainor October 6, 1906 Germantown, Philadelphia, U.S.
  • Died: September 14, 1984 (aged 77) Palm Springs, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Complications from injuries sustained in car accident
  • Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Education: San Francisco Polytechnic High School
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1924–1981
  • Spouse(s): Jesse Lydell Peck (m. 1929; div. 1933) Adrian (m. 1939; wid. 1959) Paul Gregory (m. 1964–84)
  • Children: 1

Read more about Janet Gaynor at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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