Ava Gardner

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Ava was born under the official name Gardner, Ava Lavinia on December 24th, 1922. She died on January 25th, 1990 in Westminster, London, England, UK (bronchial pneumonia). Known to her close friends as Snowdrop, she has been a credited actor since the 1947 film The Hucksters.

Ava has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in thirteen films including: the 1979 action film City on Fire as the character Maggie Grayson, the 1977 horror movie The Sentinel playing Miss Logan and the 1976 adventure release The Blue Bird cast as Luxury.

Ava Gardner has earned salaries up to $500,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1974 action film Earthquake, which brought in $80,000,000 at the box office.

Ava is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least eight magazines, captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over three publications and featured in thirty magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least eighteen books. She has been the subject of at least one biographical film.


" When I lose my temper, honey, you can't find it any place.

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Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner


She was continuously under contract at MGM, 1941-1958.
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