Ava Gardner

Actress Ava Gardner Full Name: Ava Gardner


Profession: Actress
Why Famous: One of Hollywood's leading actresses and is considered one of the most beautiful women to have ever worked in cinema. For her work in "Mogambo", she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She is known for playing femme fatale roles, and for her marriages to Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Mickey Rooney.

Born: December 24, 1922
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithfield, North Carolina, USA

Died: January 25, 1990 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1942-01-10 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California
  • 1945-10-17 Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood
  • 1951-11-07 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
  • 1957-07-05 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Historical Events in the Life of Ava Gardner

  • 1954-09-29 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

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