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Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner (December 24, 1922 - January 25, 1990) was a United States actress.

Ava Lavinia Gardner was born in the small farming community of Grabtown, Johnston County, North Carolina, the last of 7 children of poor tobacco farmers.

She was married to Mickey Rooney from 1941 to 1943, to Artie Shaw from 1945 to 1946, and to Frank Sinatra from 1948 to 1957.

She died of pneumonia in London, England.

Ava Gardner is interred in the Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, North Carolina; the town of Smithfield now has an Ava Gardner Museum.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Ava Gardner Facts

Birth NameAva Lavinia Gardner
BirthdayDecember 24, 1922
BirthplaceGrabtown, North Carolina, USA
Date of deathJanuary 25, 1990 (age 67)
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Ava Gardner compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Whistle Stop
Bible According to Hollywood
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
Ghosts On The Loose
The Bible
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Seven Days in May
Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection
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