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Janet Gaynor

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Actress

The Resume

    (October 6, 1906-September 14, 1984)
    Birth name was Laura Gainor
    Won the 1927/28 Oscar for Best Actress ('Seventh Heaven,' 'Street Angel' and 'Sunrise')
    Acted in 'A Star is Born,' 'Bernadine,' 'The Young in Heart,' 'Sunny Side Up' and 'Happy Days'

Why she might be annoying:

    She won an Oscar for three different films (make up your mind!)
    At the first Academy ceremony, she was more excited over meeting Douglas Fairbanks than in winning the Oscar.
    She and her frequent costar Charles Farrell were known as 'America's Favorite Lovebirds.'
    She was divorced.
    She married a guy who only used one name.
    During a screening of 'Sunrise' at the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles in 1997, the theater's owner Laurence Austin was murdered by a man posing as an armed robber, who was actually hired to kill Austin by his gay lover.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was a redhead.
    She started out as an extra.
    She made a successful transition from silent to sound films.
    Franklin Roosevelt described her as 'cute as a button.'
    During a scene in 'A Star is Born' where her character wins an Academy Award, she used her own Oscar.
    She was severely injured in a car crash with a drunk driver when she was 75.

Credit: Jon Mullich


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 74 Votes: 43.24% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 30 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 227 Votes: 63.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 66 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 156 Votes: 48.08% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 54 Votes: 37.04% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 135 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 22.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 48 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 118 Votes: 35.59% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 194 Votes: 45.88% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 125 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 254 Votes: 42.91% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 346 Votes: 42.20% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 531 Votes: 44.26% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 706 Votes: 48.87% Annoying