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Ava Gardner

Actor

Born: 24 December 1922
Died: 25 January 1990 (pneumonia)
Birthplace: Grabtown, North Carolina
Best known as:

The Oscar-nominated actress who married Frank Sinatra

Ava Lavinia Gardner was a famous Hollywood beauty of the 1940s and 1950s. Her stunning looks made her one of the most popular leading ladies of the day, and her reputation for wild behavior -- and marriages to stars Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra -- made her a favorite with gossip magazines. Her best-known films include Showboat (1951) and The Barefoot Contessa (1953). She received her only Oscar nomination for Mogambo (1953). Her autobiography Ava, My Story was published after her death.

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  • Mogambe (1953) - Starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton
  • The Barefoot Contessa (1954) - Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring, Valentina Cortese
  • Bhowani Junction (1956) - Starring Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer, Francis Matthews

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