Ava Lavinia Gardner (1922 - 1990) MP

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Place of Burial: London, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Brogden, Johnston County, NC, USA
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Tina
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About Ava Lavinia Gardner

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.

Gardner is listed as one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time.

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Ava Lavinia Gardner's Timeline

1922
December 24, 1922
Brogden, Johnston County, NC, USA
1942
January 10, 1942
Age 19
Ballard, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
1943
1943
Age 20
1945
1945
Age 22
1946
1946
Age 23
1951
1951
Age 28
1957
1957
Age 34
1990
January 25, 1990
Age 67
London, United Kingdom
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Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, USA