Janet Gaynor

1906 - 1984

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Janet Gaynor (born Laura Augusta Gainor; October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was an American film, stage and television actress. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century-Fox) in 1926, she rose to fame and became one of the biggest box office draws of the era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janet Gaynor has received more than 1,580,626 page views. Her biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Janet Gaynor is the 1,147th most popular actor (down from 816th in 2019), the 1,979th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,507th in 2019) and the 531st most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Janet Gaynors by language

Over the past year Janet Gaynor has had the most page views in the with 178,094 views, followed by Spanish (9,985), and French (9,925). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Somali (78.56%), Quechua (68.46%), and Scots (60.24%)


Among actors, Janet Gaynor ranks 1,147 out of 13,578Before her are Silvia Pinal, Akiko Wakabayashi, Gunnar Björnstrand, Sydney Chaplin, Verónica Castro, and Carl Reiner. After her are Judd Hirsch, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nino Manfredi, Henry Calvin, Anthony Daniels, and John Carradine.

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Among people born in 1906, Janet Gaynor ranks 93Before her are Carlo Scarpa, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Joaquín Balaguer, Heinz Harmel, John Dickson Carr, and Lillian Asplund. After her are John Carradine, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, Horst Schumann, George Sanders, Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, and Curtis LeMay. Among people deceased in 1984, Janet Gaynor ranks 62Before her are Count Basie, Andy Kaufman, Marcel Janco, Souvanna Phouma, Mark W. Clark, and Raoul Salan. After her are He Zizhen, Eduardo De Filippo, Ernesto Mascheroni, Richard Basehart, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, and Jiro Miyake.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janet Gaynor ranks 1,979 out of 20,380Before her are Michael Phelps (1985), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Sydney Chaplin (1926), Christina Aguilera (1980), Carl Reiner (1922), and Elias Howe (1819). After her are Judd Hirsch (1935), Henry Calvin (1918), John Carradine (1906), Philip José Farmer (1918), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), and Bill Paxton (1955).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Janet Gaynor ranks 531Before her are Armand Assante (1949), Lee Majors (1939), Billy Dee Williams (1937), Dana Elcar (1927), Sydney Chaplin (1926), and Carl Reiner (1922). After her are Judd Hirsch (1935), Henry Calvin (1918), John Carradine (1906), Bill Paxton (1955), Amber Heard (1986), and Andie MacDowell (1958).

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