(11/10/49) Radio: Appeared (as "Elizabeth Hinten") in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "The Bribe".
1 Biographical Movie |
19 Print Biographies |
5 Portrayals |
3 Interviews |
26 Articles |
5 Pictorials |
9 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Maybe I just didn't have the temperament for stardom. I'll never forget seeing Bette Davis
at the Hilton in Madrid. I went up to her and said, "Miss Davis, I'm Ava Gardner and I'm a great fan of yours." And do you know, she behaved exactly as I wanted her to behave. "Of course you are, my dear," she said. "Of course you are." And she swept on. Now that's a star.
She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Her father was a tobacco farmer who died of bronchitis in 1935. Ava had British/English ancestry. She is sometimes cited as having had Native American ancestry, but this ancestry has never been verified/documented.
Dimpled chin and high cheekbones