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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John Brown-Pryce: So you hit the high spots and the gay beaches, trying to forget again.
Eloise Kelly: Yeah. Great strength of character.
Eloise Y. 'Honey Bear' Kelly: You and nobody else is gonna wring me out and hang me up to dry again.
Harry Street: Darling, there's a war going on there.
Cynthia Green: There's a war goung on here too right at this table! There's a dandy little war going on!
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