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 mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She was nominated for the Academy...Wikipedia
Age: 67 (age at death)
Born: 24th December, 1922, Brogden, North Carolina, USA
Died: 25th January, 1990, Westminster, London, England
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Killers (1946), The Barefoot Contessa (1954).
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Was a good friend of writer Ernest Hemingway, whom she called "Papa." Both were aficionados of bullfighting, though Gardner's interest in bullfighters went beyond their exploits in the ring.
Ava loved music and was a talented singer, she was drawn to music and was even drawn to the piano. She could revel in any sort of music if it was good, she even peculiarly took to the song, "Nearer, My God, To Thee" in her youth. Before considering acting, she dreamed of singing lead in a big band.
In the fall of 1954, weeks after Marilyn Monroe filed for divorce, a devastated Joe DiMaggio turned to the one man who understood: Frank Sinatra.
Both were American icons, both were of Italian descent and had friends in the mob, and both had been publicly left, in spectacular fashion, by their sex-bomb wives.
Sinatra had just hired a private investigator to trail Ava Gardner, his great obsession and soon-to-be ex.
Sinatra offered the same services to DiMaggio. He had Monroe’s phone bugged, and when she moved into the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue,... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 7 months ago
Frank Sinatra Jr. – the 32-year-old grandson of the legendary late Ol' Blue Eyes and the son of 66-year-old Frank Sinatra Jr. – was rushed to a Southern California ER Monday after what is being reported as a suicide attempt.
A phone call placed by PEOPLE to Sinatra's room at the Downey Regional Medical Center was answered by a woman who would only identify herself as Frank Jr.'s "Aunt Dorothy."
Confirming that Sinatra Jr., was there, Aunt Dorothy told PEOPLE, "He's doing okay. He had a big setback. Let's just say it's... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Kirk Douglas emerges from behind a black curtain and walks purposefully, if a bit unsteadily, to center stage.
"When you have a stroke, you must talk slowly to be understood," he says, smiling to a largely empty theatre at a rehearsal of his new one-man show "Before I Forget." The 92-year-old actor emphasizes each syllable as clearly and firmly as he can through the speech impediment caused by a 1996 stroke.
"I`ve discovered that when I talk slowly, people listen! They think I`m going to say something... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
"LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Cyd Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died Tuesday. She was 86.
Charisse was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack, said her publicist, Gene Schwam.
She appeared in dramatic films, but her fame came from the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.
Classically trained, she could dance anything, from a pas de deux in 1946`s "Ziegfeld Follies" to the... Read More
Posted by Doppelganger 6 years ago
Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty...
Maybe I just didn`t have the temperament for stardom. I`ll never forget seeing Bette Davis at the Hilton in Madrid. I went up to her and said, "Miss Davis, I`m Ava Gardner and I`m a great fan of yours." And do you know, she behaved exactly as I wanted her to behave. "Of course you are, my dear," she said. "Of course you are." And she swept on. Now that`s a star.
What I`d really like to say about stardom is that it gave me everything I never wanted.