Laura Augusta Gainor

Born: Oct 06, 1906 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

1906 - Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 6th of October.

1923 - When graduated from high school, Gaynor decided to pursue a career in acting.

1926 - She was cast in the lead role in a silent film called The Johnstown Flood, the same year she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars.


1928 - Her the first Academy Award for Best Actress.

1930 - She managed to terminate her contract with the studio and achieved acclaim in films produced by David O. Selznick.

1937 - She was again nominated for an Academy Award, this time for her role in A Star Is Born. After appearing in The Young in Heart.

1957 - She left film industry for nearly twenty years, returning one last time as Pat Boone's mother in Bernardine.

1984 - Died on the 14th of September, at the age of 77, partly as the aftermath of a traffic accident in San Francisco in which a driver running a red light crashed into her taxi, killing one of the passengers, and injuring the rest, including her husband, Paul Gregory, and her long-time companion, Mary Martin. Gaynor never fully recovered from the accident.


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