Ava Gardner

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  • Birth Name: Ava Lavinia Gardner
  • Birth Place: Brogden, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/24/1922, Capricorn
  • Date of Death: 01/25/1990
  • Profession: Actor
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Ava Gardner Fast Facts:
  • Discovered when a photo of her was spotted in the window of brother-in-law Larry Tarr's Fifth Avenue photography studio by an MGM talent scout.
  • Beat out good friend Lena Horne for the role of Julie LaVerne in Show Boat. Her voice was dubbed in the film by Annette Warren, but remains on the soundtrack.
  • Lived in Spain from 1955 until 1968, when she moved to London for the rest of her life.
  • Third husband Frank Sinatra, with whom she remained friends throughout her life, paid for her medical expenses in her final illness and her funeral, but did not attend.
  • Ava Gardner Relationships:
  • Artie Shaw - Ex-husband
  • Walter Chiari - Ex-significant Other
  • Luis-Miguel Dominguin - Ex-significant Other
  • Jonas Bailey Gardner - Father
  • Beatrice Tarr - Sister
  • Elsie Mae - Sister
  • Raymond Gardner - Brother
  • Mickey Rooney - Ex-husband
  • Melvin Gardner - Brother
  • Howard Hughes - Ex-significant Other
  • Mary Elizabeth Gardner - Mother
  • George C. Scott - Ex-significant Other
  • Frank Sinatra - Ex-husband
  • Howard Duff - Ex-significant Other
  • Inez - Sister
  • Myra Pearce - Sister
  • Ava Gardner Awards:
  • 1953 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1959 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1965 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1956 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1964 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, North Carolina, United States

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