(October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984)
Janet Gaynor was one of the most popular silent film actresses who
won the first ever Academy Award for Best Actress. She is also the
only actress to receive one Oscar for multiple performances in the
same year. After graduating high school, she worked at a shoe
store in Los Angeles.
Douglas Fairbanks presenting the very first Best
Actress Oscar to Janet Gaynor