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Ava Gardner (I) (1922–1990)


Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1986 Maggie (TV Movie)
Diane Webb
 1986 Harem (TV Movie)
Kadin
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Agrippina
- Part 5 (1985) ... Agrippina
- Part 4 (1985) ... Agrippina
- Part 3 (1985) ... Agrippina
- Part 2 (1985) ... Agrippina
- Part 1 (1985) ... Agrippina
 1982 Regina Roma
Mama
 1979 City on Fire
Maggie Grayson
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Nicole
 1976 The Blue Bird
Luxury
 1975 The Executioner
Katina Petersen
 1974 Earthquake
Remy
 1970 The Devil's Widow
Michaela Cazaret
 1963 55 Days at Peking
Baroness Natalie Ivanoff
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
Soledad
 1957 The Little Hut
Lady Susan Ashlow
 1956 Bhowani Junction
Victoria Jones
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
Cordelia Cameron
 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Cynthia Green
 1952 Lone Star
Martha Ronda
 1951 My Forbidden Past
Barbara Beaurevel
 1949 The Bribe
Elizabeth Hintten
 1947 Singapore
Linda Grahame / Ann Van Leyden
 1947 The Hucksters
Jean Ogilvie
 1946 Whistle Stop
Mary
 1945 She Went to the Races
Hilda Spotts
 1945 I'm a Civilian Here Myself (Short)
Dream Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Blonde Fever
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
Gloria Fullerton
 1944 3 Men in White
Jean Brown
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Dream Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1943 Young Ideas
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
Betty
 1943 Hitler's Madman
Franciska Pritric (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Perfume Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
Marie - Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1942 Mighty Lak a Goat (Short)
Girl at theater box office (uncredited)
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Graduating Student at Miss Hope's (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Ringsider (uncredited)
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Car Hop (uncredited)
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Girl in Car Lighting Cigarette (uncredited)
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Miss Maynard, Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 We Do It Because- (Short)
Lucretia Borgia (uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Audience Member (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Young Socialite (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Passerby (uncredited)
 1941 Strange Testament (Short)
Waitress (uncredited)
 1941 Fancy Answers (Short)
Girl at Recital (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1940s) Radio: Appeared (as Narrator) in a "Showtime" broadcast of "Yankee Doodle Dandy". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 18 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 25 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have only one rule in acting -- trust the director and give him heart and soul. See more »

Trivia:

Charlton Heston revealed that Gardner behaved badly during the troubled shoot of 55 Days at Peking (1963) in his autobiography "In the Arena". For example, she stopped the filming when a Chinese extra took her picture without permission. Heston also stated that her character was killed off to keep the producers and director from having to deal with her anymore. See more »

Trademark:

Voluptuous figure See more »

Nickname:

The Christmas Eve Girl See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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