Ava Gardner Overview:

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:

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Although Gardner was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best ActressMogambo (1953)Eloise 'Honey Bear' KellyNominated
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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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Ava Gardner Quotes:

Mary: Don't let the coat fool you, Molly. A mink can cover a lot of things.


Moira Davidson: Dwight... even if you don't like me, would you please hold on to me just for a moment longer?


Mike Campbell: I should have thought you'd have loved being a steer, Robert.
Robert Cohn: What do you mean, Mike?
Mike Campbell: Well, they lead a sort of quiet life. They never say anything important, and they're always hanging around. I should have thought you'd have enjoyed that. Aren't you going to say anything?
Lady Brett Ashley: Oh, shut up, Mike!
[She pulls his beret down on his head]


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Chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest American female screen legends (Number 25).

Her The Angel Wore Red (1960) co-star Dirk Bogarde nicknamed her "Snowdrop" because, he said, anything less likely was difficult to imagine.

Frank Sinatra bought her a puppy for her birthday during their courtship, a Corgi she named Rags. For the rest of her life she always had a Corgi with her. After Rags died, she had Cara and then Morgan.

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