Legendary actress, Ava Gardner, was born Ava Lavinia Gardner on Dec 24, 1922 in Grabtown, NC. Gardner died at the age of 67 on Jan 25, 1990 in Westminster, London and was laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Smithfield, Johnston County, NC.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Gardner was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1953||Best Actress||Mogambo (1953)||Eloise 'Honey Bear' Kelly||Nominated|
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Ava Gardner's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #98 on Oct 21, 1952.
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Cynthia Green: There's a war goung on here too right at this table! There's a dandy little war going on!
Eloise Y. 'Honey Bear' Kelly: This is no Sir Galahad who loves from afar. This is a two-legged boa constrictor.
Eloise Y. 'Honey Bear' Kelly: The only lions I ever want to see again are the two in front of the public library.
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