What Happened To Ava Gardner?

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On December 24, 1922, Ava Lavinia Gardner, the youngest of seven children, was born in Grabtown, North Carolina.

The four older sisters she had were Beatrice, Elsie Mae, Inez, and Myra. She also had two older brothers, Raymond and Melvin.

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Poor tobacco sharecroppers, Jonas Bailey Gardner (1878–1938) and Mary Elizabeth “Molly,” née Baker (1883–1943), were her parents. She was English and Scots-Irish by heritage.

What Happened To Ava Gardner?

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After suffering a stroke in 1986, Ava was left with considerable weakness and much of her left side was paralyzed.

She had been a heavy smoker for many years and needed an oxygen tank to travel.

Ava was in terrible condition and died in her sleep from bronchial pneumonia complications.

Who Is Ava Gardner?

American actress Ava Lavinia Gardner lived from December 24, 1922, to January 25, 1990.

She first committed to a deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and up to her portrayal in Robert Siodmak’s noir film The Killers in 1946, she mostly played tiny parts.

For her role in John Ford’s Mogambo in 1953, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

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