Janet Gaynor

Birth Name: Laura Augusta Gainor

Date of Birth: October 6, 1906

Place of Birth: Germantown, Philadelphia, United States

Date of Death: September 14, 1984

Place of Death: Palm Springs, California, United States

*Irish, English (father)
*German (mother)

Janet Gaynor was an American actress and painter. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, a shared prize for 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928).

She was the daughter of Laura J. (Buhl) and Frank De Witt Gainor.

Janet’s paternal grandparents were John Warrington Gainer (the son of Michael Gainer and Ellen) and Maria Louise. Michael and Ellen were Irish immigrants. Maria Louise’s father was English.

Janet’s maternal grandparents were Maximillian Buhl and Rose Miller. Maximillian was born in Württemberg, Germany. Rose was born in Baden, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Janet Gaynor – http://www.wikitree.com

Janet’s father, Frank De Witt Gainor, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Janet’s paternal grandfather, John Warrington Gainer, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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