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Ava Gardner

Actress
Female
Born Dec 24, 1922
Hometown Smithfield, North...
Died Jan 25, 1990
Death Place London
Religion Baptist
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Weight 120 lbs (54.4 kg)...

Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of the most beautiful women of her day. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953).… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1922 Birth Born on December 24, 1922.

TEENAGE

1938 15 Years Old While in Newport News, Gardner's father became ill and died from bronchitis in 1938, when Ava was 15 years old. … Read More
1939 16 Years Old Gardner attended high school in Rock Ridge and she graduated from there in 1939. … Read More
She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). … Read More
1942 19 Years Old Soon after her arrival in Los Angeles, Gardner met fellow MGM contract player Mickey Rooney. They married on January 10, 1942, when she was 19 years old and he was 21. … Read More

TWENTIES

1943 20 Years Old Largely due to Rooney's serial adultery, Gardner divorced him in 1943, but agreed not to reveal the cause so as not to affect his career.
1945 22 Years Old Gardner's second marriage was brief as well, to jazz musician and bandleader Artie Shaw, from 1945 to 1946. … Read More
1951 28 Years Old Gardner's third and last marriage was to singer and actor Frank Sinatra, from 1951 to 1957. … Read More

THIRTIES

1957 34 Years Old After Gardner divorced Sinatra in 1957, she headed for Spain, where she began a friendship with writer Ernest Hemingway (she had starred in his The Sun Also Rises that year, and several years earlier, Hemingway had successfully urged producer Darryl F. Zanuck to cast Gardner in The Snows of Kilimanjaro, a film which adapted several of his short stories). … Read More

FORTIES

1964 41 Years Old …  Additionally, Ava Gardner won the 1964 Prize San Sebastián for best actress for her performance in The Night of the Iguana. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1983 60 Years Old Gardner's image appeared on the cover of Robin Gibb's 1983 album How Old Are You? along with Clark Gable's.
1986 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Gardner continued to act regularly until 1986, four years before her death in London in 1990 at the age of 67. … Read More
1990 67 Years Old Died on January 25, 1990.
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