Monday, 25 March 2019

739) Ava Gardner

Ava Lavinia Gardner (1922 – 1990). 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), Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952), The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), 55 Days at Peking (1963), Seven Days in May (1964), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). Gardner continued to act regularly until 1986, four years before her death in London in 1990, at the age of 67.

- "The palm-slim waist as well as the effusive adulation belong to a green-eyed reddish-haired young woman in the bare age of 30 named Ava Lavinia Gardner."

- "With her green eyes and shaken-out auburn coif, Miss Gardner did not look so very different from the way she looked in ''The Barefoot Contessa,'' ''On the Beach'' and ''Mogambo.' '…/arts/gable-to-jr-with-ava-gardner…

- "Famed for her green eyes, reddish-brown hair, remarkably photogenic features and understated acting style, she became equally known for the men she attracted."…/la-me-ava-gardner-19900126-story.…

- "In adolescence her hair would darken to a reddish brown."…

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