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Screenshot of Ava Gardner from the trailer for the film The Barefoot Contessa. 1954

Full Name: Ava Levina Gardner
Description: Actress, USA
Known For: Show Boat (Film)
Location: NC, United States of America
Web Site: http://www.avagardner.org/
Date Born: 24th December 1922
Location Born: Brogden, Johnston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Date Died: 25th January 1990
Location Died: Westminster, United Kingdom
Cause Of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia
Memorial: Gardner is interred in the Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, North Carolina; the town of Smithfield now has an Ava Gardner Museum.
Summary: The youngest of seven children (she had two brothers and four sisters) of poor cotton and tobacco farmers; her mother, Molly, was a Baptist of Scots-Irish and English descent, while her father, Jonas Bailey Gardner, was a Catholic of Irish American and Tuscarora Indian descent.
Photo Comments: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice. It is not in the public domain .

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