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Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress.
She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of the most beautiful women of her day. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953).
She appeared in several high-profile films from the 1950s to 1970s, including Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). Gardner continued to act on a regular basis until 1986, four years before her death of pneumonia, at age 67, in 1990.
She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute's Greatest female stars.
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|Ghosts on the Loose||1943|
|3 Men in White||Jean Brown||1944|
|Two Girls and a Sailor||Dream Girl (uncredited)||1944|
|Maisie Goes to Reno||Gloria Fullerton||1944|
|The Killers||Kitty Collins||1946|
|The Bribe||Elizabeth Hintten||1949|
|The Great Sinner||Pauline Ostrovsky||1949|
|Pandora and the Flying Dutchman||Pandora Reynolds||1951|
|My Forbidden Past||Barbara Beaurevel||1951|
|The Snows of Kilimanjaro||Cynthia Green||1952|
|Ride, Vaquero!||Cordelia Cameron||1953|
|The Band Wagon||Herself||1953|
|Mogambo||Honey Bear Kelly||1953|
|The Barefoot Contessa||Maria Vargas||1954|
|The Sun Also Rises||Lady Brett Ashley||1957|
|Seven Days in May||Eleanor Holbrook||1964|
|The Night of the Iguana||Maxine Faulk||1964|
|The Bible: In the Beginning...||Sara||1966|
|The Devil's Widow||Michaela Cazaret||1970|
|The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean||Lily Langtry||1972|
|The Cassandra Crossing||Nicole||1976|
|The Blue Bird||Luxury||1976|
|The Sentinel||Miss Logan||1977|
|The Kidnapping Of The President||Beth Richards||1980|
|Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid||(in "The Killers" / "The Bribe") (archive footage)||1982|
|The Long Hot Summer||Minnie Littlejohn||1985|