Ava Gardner

Birth Name: Ava Lavinia Gardner
Birth Date: December 24, 1922
Deceased: January 25, 1990


Ava Gardner was an American actress and singer. She was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953), and also received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for other films. Gardner appeared in several high-profile films from the 1940s to 1970s, including The Hucksters (1947), Show Boat (1951) She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute's 25 Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema