Born on October 6, 1906
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Janet Gaynor as "Esther Victoria Blodgett"
When a young actress (Janet Gaynor) arrives in Hollywood with hopes of stardom, a chance encounter places her under the wing of older actor Norman Maine (Fredric March). Adopting the stage name Vicki Lester, she co-stars with Norman in a major motion picture, but his success is clearly fading even as her career begins. After the couple wed, Vicki's fame continues to grow, but Norman descends into alcoholism, and she must decide between pursuing her dream and caring for him.
|Academy Award (1937)||Nominated||Actress|
Janet Gaynor as "Angela"
A young woman on the run from the police joins a traveling circus and falls in love with a painter.
|Academy Award (1929)||Won||Actress|
Janet Gaynor as "The Wife (Indre)"
Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic.
|Academy Award (1927)||Won||Actress|