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Ava Gardner
Ava Lavinia Gardner
Grabtown, North Carolina, U.S.
Birth date
(1922-12-24)December 24, 1922
Death place
Westminster, London, England
Death date
January 25, 1990(1990-01-25) (aged 67)
actress, singer
Active Years

Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. She first signed a contract with MGM in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew critics' attention in 1946 with her performance in Robert Siodmak's Film noir film The Killers. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953 for her performance in John Ford's Mogambo, and in 1964 for best actress for both a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for her performance in John Huston's The Night of the Iguana.

Selected filmography

  • The Killers (1946)
  • Show Boat (1951)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
  • The Band Wagon (1953)
  • Mogambo (1953)
  • Knights of the Round Table (1953)
  • The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
  • On the Beach (1959)
  • Seven Days in May (1964)
  • The Night of the Iguana (1964)