Who Were Ava Gardner’s Husbands?

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

She signed her first contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and up until 1946, when she appeared in Robert Siodmak’s noir picture The Killers, she mainly had minor roles.

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She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953 for her work in John Ford’s Mogambo.

Who Were Ava Gardner’s Husbands?

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Ava Lavinia Gardner married three men: Artie Shaw, Mikey Rooney, and Frank Sinatra.
The captivating Ava Gardner.

Love is Nothing by biographer Lee Server details a life that was characterized by desire, love, and late-night antics.

Who Is Ava Gardner?

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

Beatrice, Elsie Mae, Inez, and Myra were her four older sisters. She also has Raymond and Melvin, two elder brothers.

Her parents were lowly tobacco sharecroppers Jonas Bailey Gardner (1878-1938) and Mary Elizabeth “Molly,” née Baker (1883-1943). She had both English and Scots-Irish ancestry.

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