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April 2, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
HAS anyone in Hollywood ever had a trajectory quite like the career and reputation of Janet Gaynor? Gaynor began as a true silent-film goddess but lost part of that dazzling glow (while keeping her enormous popular appeal) when sound came in. Only 32 when she retired from acting, she gradually came to be remembered as no more than the answer to a trivia question, and today, except with die-hard film buffs, she is all but unknown.
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February 26, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It may be easier to experience quality silent films these days than at any time since Al Jolson insisted to audiences, "You ain't seen nothing yet. " Take advantage of the largess and experience two classics in editions newly released for home viewing. Looking great in a new 20th Century Fox Blu-Ray plus DVD set is F.W. Murnau's classic 1927 film "Sunrise," a romance starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor that is so beautifully done it won an Oscar for "unique and artistic production.
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March 14, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Academy Awards ceremony coming up in 11 days, you may want to get into the spirit of things. If so, why not check out Sunday's Ojai Film Society presentation of the multi-award winning silent movie "Sunrise," starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor. Gaynor has the distinction of winning the first Oscar given for best actress, receiving the 1927-28 award for her work in three movies: "Sunrise," "Seventh Heaven" and "Street Angel."
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April 2, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
HAS anyone in Hollywood ever had a trajectory quite like the career and reputation of Janet Gaynor? Gaynor began as a true silent-film goddess but lost part of that dazzling glow (while keeping her enormous popular appeal) when sound came in. Only 32 when she retired from acting, she gradually came to be remembered as no more than the answer to a trivia question, and today, except with die-hard film buffs, she is all but unknown.
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June 18, 1985
A former nurse to the late actress Janet Gaynor was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $1,000 for stealing two rings from the actress' home in Desert Hot Springs. Indio Superior Court Judge James Herrin also ordered nurse Jacque Williams, 50, who pleaded guilty to grand theft charges May 6, to make restitution of $25,000 for one of the stolen items--a diamond and sapphire ring--that was not recovered.
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February 26, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It may be easier to experience quality silent films these days than at any time since Al Jolson insisted to audiences, "You ain't seen nothing yet. " Take advantage of the largess and experience two classics in editions newly released for home viewing. Looking great in a new 20th Century Fox Blu-Ray plus DVD set is F.W. Murnau's classic 1927 film "Sunrise," a romance starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor that is so beautifully done it won an Oscar for "unique and artistic production.
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May 10, 1990 | From Times wire services
Actor Charles Farrell, who played opposite Janet Gaynor when she won the first Academy Award as best actress and who later starred in the TV sitcom "My Little Margie," died during the weekend. He was 89. Farrell, a former mayor of Palm Springs and founder of the Palm Springs Racquet Club, died Sunday at his home. He was buried here Wednesday beside his wife, actress Virginia Valli. Farrell had asked that no formal announcement be made of his death.
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May 17, 1991 | DAVID WALLACE
Tonight, the late Millicent Rogers will have a moment, as they say in fashion circles. The famed style-setter, socialite and media star of the '30s and '40s, best known for the Taos, N.M., museum named after her, will be the center of attention in Santa Monica. Antique dealer Federico Jimenez is hosting a preview of silver jewelry reproduced from Rogers' designs and newly available at his Montana Avenue shop.
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November 22, 1987 | SANDRA HANSEN KONTE, Konte is a San Francisco journalist
I can't wait until I'm 45 and get all those great parts. --Elizabeth Hartman, in a 1971 interview. The first reports of 43-year-old Elizabeth Hartman's June 10 suicide here were sketchy. Homicide detectives weren't sure just who the slight woman was who had thrown herself from the fifth-story window of her efficiency apartment. A handful of neighbors volunteered what they knew. She was an unemployed actress, they thought, who had starred long ago in some movie with Sidney Poitier.
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January 24, 1992
"Sunrise," F. W. Murnau's 1927 silent classic starring Janet Gaynor and George O'Brien, will screen Wednesday at UCLA's Royce Hall accompanied by the Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, which will perform an original score by its conductor David Newman. Information: Los Angeles Pops (800) 233-7677; UCLA Central Ticket Office (310) 825-9261.
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March 14, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Academy Awards ceremony coming up in 11 days, you may want to get into the spirit of things. If so, why not check out Sunday's Ojai Film Society presentation of the multi-award winning silent movie "Sunrise," starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor. Gaynor has the distinction of winning the first Oscar given for best actress, receiving the 1927-28 award for her work in three movies: "Sunrise," "Seventh Heaven" and "Street Angel."
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May 10, 1990 | From Times wire services
Actor Charles Farrell, who played opposite Janet Gaynor when she won the first Academy Award as best actress and who later starred in the TV sitcom "My Little Margie," died during the weekend. He was 89. Farrell, a former mayor of Palm Springs and founder of the Palm Springs Racquet Club, died Sunday at his home. He was buried here Wednesday beside his wife, actress Virginia Valli. Farrell had asked that no formal announcement be made of his death.
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June 18, 1985
A former nurse to the late actress Janet Gaynor was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $1,000 for stealing two rings from the actress' home in Desert Hot Springs. Indio Superior Court Judge James Herrin also ordered nurse Jacque Williams, 50, who pleaded guilty to grand theft charges May 6, to make restitution of $25,000 for one of the stolen items--a diamond and sapphire ring--that was not recovered.
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October 30, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Peter Pan' Star Hospitalized: Actress Mary Martin, who starred in such musicals as "Peter Pan," "The Sound of Music" and "South Pacific," has been hospitalized for tests, a spokesman said Monday, but would not say where the actress was hospitalized nor the nature of the tests. Martin became a star of New York theater with her 1938 appearance in the musical "Leave It to Me." She first played in "Peter Pan" in 1954.
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