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Ava Gardner

1922 - 1990

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Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress. She first signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew critics' attention in 1946 with her performance in Robert Siodmak's film noir The Killers. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in John Ford's Mogambo (1953), and for best actress for both a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for her performance in John Huston's The Night of the Iguana (1964). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ava Gardner has received more than 13,411,454 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Ava Gardner is the 85th most popular actor (up from 117th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from United States (up from 243rd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Actor.

Ava Gardner was a famous actress in the 1940s and 1950s. She was known for her beauty and her performances in films such as The Killers, Show Boat, and On the Beach.

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Among actors, Ava Gardner ranks 85 out of 9,996Before her are Hedy Lamarr, Robert Redford, Toshiro Mifune, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gregory Peck. After her are Jean Marais, Denzel Washington, Jane Fonda, Tom Cruise, Sigourney Weaver, and Judi Dench.

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Among people born in 1922, Ava Gardner ranks 9Before her are Yitzhak Rabin, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Thomas Kuhn, Christopher Lee, Judy Garland, and Norodom Sihanouk. After her are Pierre Cardin, Erich Hartmann, Franjo Tuđman, Hiroo Onoda, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Erving Goffman. Among people deceased in 1990, Ava Gardner ranks 4Before her are Rajneesh, Lev Yashin, and Greta Garbo. After her are B. F. Skinner, Roald Dahl, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Paulette Goddard, and Sarah Vaughan.

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Among people born in United States, Ava Gardner ranks 165 out of 18,182Before her are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Steinbeck (1902), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Gregory Peck (1916), and George Gershwin (1898). After her are Buzz Aldrin (1930), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), John Williams (1932), Robert K. Merton (1910), Emily Dickinson (1830), and Louis Sullivan (1856).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ava Gardner ranks 42Before her are Paul Newman (1925), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Robert Redford (1936), Tom Hanks (1956), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), and Gregory Peck (1916). After her are Denzel Washington (1954), Jane Fonda (1937), Tom Cruise (1962), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Richard Gere (1949), and Tom Selleck (1945).

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