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 and painter. 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 1,161,630 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Janet Gaynor is the 819th most popular actor (up from 834th in 2019), the 1,537th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,632nd in 2019) and the 410th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Janet Gaynor ranks 819 out of 10,030Before her are María Félix, Gabriele Ferzetti, Max Wright, Jean-Claude Brialy, Olga Knipper, and Kenny Baker. After her are Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Palin, Ajay Devgn, Hugh Griffith, and Margaret Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1906, Janet Gaynor ranks 75Before her are Heinz Harmel, Vera Menchik, Lillian Asplund, Markos Vafeiadis, George Wald, and Zhou Youguang. After her are Heinrich Schwarz, Edmond Debeaumarché, Walter Rauff, Giuseppe Siri, Robert E. Howard, and Hans Aumeier. Among people deceased in 1984, Janet Gaynor ranks 42Before her are Count Basie, James Mason, Ansel Adams, Moshé Feldenkrais, Oskar Werner, and Brassaï. After her are Joseph Losey, Hans Speidel, Walter Rauff, Jackie Coogan, Enrico Berlinguer, and Tito Gobbi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janet Gaynor ranks 1,537 out of 15,968Before her are Carole King (1942), Sol LeWitt (1928), John Zorn (1953), Max Wright (1943), Alan Silvestri (1950), and Mickey Cohen (1913). After her are Paul Krugman (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Edward W. Morley (1838), Cecil B. DeMille (1881), James Oliver Curwood (1878), and Joseph Losey (1909).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Janet Gaynor ranks 410Before her are Barbara Eden (1931), Fred Willard (1939), Bill Pullman (1953), J. K. Simmons (1955), Fran Drescher (1957), and Max Wright (1943). After her are Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Jim Parsons (1973), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), and Cliff Robertson (1923).

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