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Ava Gardner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of the most beautiful women of her day. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953). She appeared in several high-profile films from the 1950s to 1970s, including Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). Gardner continued to act on a regular basis until 1986, four years before her death of pneumonia, at age 67, in 1990. She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute's Greatest female stars. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ava Gardner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Dec 24, 1922 In Grabtown, North Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fancy Answers 1941-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner 2019-05-22
Known For
Poster of Ava Gardner, the Gipsy of Hollywood
Poster of Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Poster of Earthquake
Poster of The Killers
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Movie Ava Gardner, the Gipsy of Hollywood Herself (archive footage) 2018-03-10
Movie Fallout Herself (archive footage) 2013-07-26
Movie Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Pandora Reynolds / Maria Vargas (archive footage) 2010-05-05
Movie De Madrid a la Luna Herself (archive footage) 2006-10-24
Movie The Kid Stays in the Picture Herself (archive footage) 2002-08-16
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century Herself 1998-05-14
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Harem Kadin 1986-02-09
Series Harem Kadin 1986-02-09
Series A.D. Agrippina 1985-03-31
Series The Long Hot Summer Minnie Littlejohn 1985-10-06
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston Self 1983-03-23
Movie Regina Roma Unknown 1982-01-01
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "The Killers" / "The Bribe") (archive footage) 1982-05-21
Movie Priest of Love Mabel Dodge Luhan 1981-10-11
Movie The Kidnapping of the President Beth Richards 1980-08-15
Movie City on Fire Maggie Grayson 1979-07-11
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie The Sentinel Helen Logan 1977-01-07
Movie The Blue Bird Luxury 1976-04-05
Movie The Cassandra Crossing Nicole Dressler 1976-12-18
Movie Permission to Kill Katina Petersen 1975-11-20
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Movie Earthquake Remy Royce-Graff 1974-01-01
Movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Lily Langtry 1972-12-18
Movie The Ballad of Tam Lin Michaela Cazaret 1970-12-01
Movie Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Self 1969-12-18
Movie Mayerling Empress Elisabeth of Austria 1968-01-01
Movie The Bible: In the Beginning... Sara 1966-09-28
Movie The Love Goddesses Unknown 1965-03-03
Movie On the Trail of the Iguana Herself 1964-04-30
Movie Seven Days in May Eleanor Holbrook 1964-02-12
Movie The Night of the Iguana Maxine Faulk 1964-08-06
Movie La Rabbia Self (archive footage) 1963-04-13
Movie 55 Days at Peking Baroness Natalie Ivanoff 1963-05-06
Movie The Angel Wore Red Soledad 1960-04-14
Movie On the Beach Moira Davidson 1959-12-16
Movie The Naked Maja Maria Teresa, duchess of Alba, nicknamed Cayetana 1958-12-20
Movie The Little Hut Lady Susan Ashlow 1957-05-03
Movie The Sun Also Rises Lady Brett Ashley 1957-08-23
Movie Bhowani Junction Victoria Jones 1956-05-01
Movie The Barefoot Contessa Maria Vargas 1954-09-29
Movie Ride, Vaquero! Cordelia Cameron 1953-07-17
Movie The Band Wagon Herself 1953-08-07
Movie Knights of the Round Table Guinevere 1953-12-22
Movie Mogambo Honey Bear Kelly 1953-09-23
Movie The Snows of Kilimanjaro Cynthia Green 1952-10-08
Movie Lone Star Martha Ronda 1952-10-24
Movie Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Pandora Reynolds 1951-04-13
Movie My Forbidden Past Barbara Beaurevel 1951-04-25
Movie Show Boat Julie LaVerne 1951-07-19
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Screen Actors Herself 1950-05-13
Movie The Costume Designer Unknown 1950-07-13
Movie The Bribe Elizabeth Hintten 1949-02-03
Movie The Great Sinner Pauline Ostrovsky 1949-06-29
Movie East Side, West Side Isabel Lorrison 1949-12-22
Movie One Touch of Venus Venus 1948-08-01
Movie The Hucksters Jean Ogilvie 1947-07-17
Movie Singapore Linda Grahame / Ann Van Leyden 1947-08-13
Movie Whistle Stop Mary 1946-01-25
Movie The Killers Kitty Collins 1946-08-28
Movie She Went to the Races Hilda Spotts 1945-11-04
Movie I'm a Civilian Here Myself Dream Girl (uncredited) 1945-01-01
Movie 3 Men in White Jean Brown 1944-05-25
Movie Twenty Years After Unknown 1944-01-01
Movie Maisie Goes to Reno Gloria Fullerton 1944-08-15
Movie Two Girls and a Sailor Dream Girl (uncredited) 1944-06-14
Movie Blonde Fever Minor Role (uncredited) 1944-12-05
Movie Hitler's Madman Franciska Pritric 1943-06-10
Movie Ghosts on the Loose Betty 1943-07-30
Movie Young Ideas Co-ed (uncredited) 1943-08-02
Movie Lost Angel Hat Check Girl (uncredited) 1943-12-23
Movie Swing Fever Receptionist (uncredited) 1943-11-01
Movie Du Barry Was a Lady Perfume Girl (uncredited) 1943-08-13
Movie This Time for Keeps Girl in Car Lighting Cigarette (uncredited) 1942-03-01
Movie Joe Smith, American Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) 1942-02-01
Movie Kid Glove Killer Car Hop (uncredited) 1942-04-17
Movie Mighty Lak a Goat Girl at Theatre Boxoffice 1942-10-10
Movie Sunday Punch Ringsider (uncredited) 1942-05-08
Movie Reunion in France Marie - Salesgirl (uncredited) 1942-12-25
Movie Calling Dr. Gillespie Student 1942-08-01
Movie Fancy Answers Girl at Recital 1941-11-01
Movie Strange Testament Waitress (uncredited) 1941-11-15
Movie H.M. Pulham, Esq. Young Socialite (uncredited) 1941-12-04
Movie Shadow of the Thin Man Passerby at Racetrack (uncredited) 1941-11-21