Janet Gaynor, Best Actress 1927/28: MovieMonday.com

SEVENTH HEAVEN (Romance/Drama - NR)

SUNRISE (Drama - NR)

STREET ANGEL (Romance - NR)

Janet Gaynor, who was just 22 years old, received her Oscar for her performance in three silent films: SEVENTH HEAVEN, SUNRISE, and STREET ANGEL. Please note: For it's first year, the Academy gave its Acting Awards on the basis of the actor's yearly output, instead of for a single performance.

SEVENTH HEAVEN is one of the great movie romances of all time. Janet was paired with Charles Farrell, and they were to make 11 more films together, making them one of the screen's most popular romantic teams.

SUNRISE is a drama about a husband who is plotting to do away with his wife.

STREET ANGEL is a romantic soap opera set in Italy with Charles Farrell.


ABOUT JANET GAYNOR (1906 - 84)

Her real name was Laura Gainer.

During the twenties and thirties she was immensely popular in simple sentimental films, especially when teamed with Charles Farrell.

Janet Gaynor was one of the few silent players who were able to survive sound, and she remained a major star for another decade.

In 1937, Janet Gaynor was nominated for her performance in: A STAR IS BORN.

Janet Gaynor's other credits include:

SUNNY SIDE UP
HAPPY DAYS
DADDY LONG LEGS
STATE FAIR
THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE
THREE LOVES HAS NANCY
THE YOUNG IN

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