Ava Gardner

American actress (1922–1990)

Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for acting in Mogambo (1953). She was in several popular movies during the 1950s, and got BAFTA Award nominations for her performances in Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959) and The Night of the Iguana (1964).

Ava Gardner
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Ava Lavinia Gardner

(1922-12-24)December 24, 1922
DiedJanuary 25, 1990(1990-01-25) (aged 67)
Cause of deathPneumonia
Resting placeSunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, North Carolina
EducationRock Ridge High School
Alma materAtlantic Christian College
Years active1941–1986
Spouse(s)Mickey Rooney (1942–1943)
Artie Shaw (1945–1946)
Frank Sinatra (1951–1957)

She is listed as one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time.[1]


  1. "America's Greatest Legends" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-12-24.