string(156) "Grave of Mark Sandman. Mark Sandman was born on September 24, 1952 and died in Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy due to Heart attack on July 3, 1999."
string(174) "Grave of Bunk Johnson. Bunk Johnson was born on December 27, 1885 and died in 638 Franklin Street, New Iberia, Louisiana due to Lingering effects of a stroke on July 7, 1949."
Gaynor was the first actress to win the Academy Award as best actress. She won for Sunrise (1927), 7th Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928) and continued a successful film career until a near fatal auto accident in San Francisco.
Janet Gaynor was a bisexual whose early strategy was to divert fan mag questions about her romantic life to discussions of her work. This was less necessary when she was married. Between marriages, and sometimes during them, she apparently had reasons to be discreet that went beyond simply her well-known penchant for privacy.
William Mann’s meticulously researched book Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood 1910-1969 says that Gaynor was a lifelong lesbian, seriously involved with at least two other stars, Margaret Livingston and, most significantly, Mary Martin.
Final Resting Place:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90038
Cemetery map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90038
Garden of Legends, Lot 193, Grave 4
Grave Location Description
As you drive through the entrance take your first left and drive towards the lake. Keep driving until you see Cecil B. Demille’s tomb. Walk to the left of DeMille’s tomb towards the lake. Janet is buried about 10 rows from the water next to two very large evergreen plants.