Ava Gardner

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Ava Gardner
1953 publicity photo of Gardner
BornAva Lavinia Gardner
(1922-12-24)December 24, 1922
Smithfield, North Carolina, US
DiedJanuary 25, 1990(1990-01-25) (aged 67)
Westminster, London, England
Cause of deathPneumonia
Resting placeSunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, North Carolina
ResidenceEnnismore Gardens
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)

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).

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

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  1. http://connect.afi.com/site/DocServer/stars50.pdf?docID=262