Ava Gardner

1922 - 1990

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Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ava Gardner has received more than 10,077,151 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Ava Gardner is the 117th most popular actor, the 243rd most popular biography from United States (down from 237th in 2019) and the 63rd 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 117 out of 10,030Before her are Sigourney Weaver, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, Gene Hackman, and Harvey Keitel. After her are Stan Laurel, Jason Statham, Lee Van Cleef, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Hardy.

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Among people born in 1922, Ava Gardner ranks 12Before her are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Thomas Kuhn, Norodom Sihanouk, Franjo Tuđman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Erich Hartmann. After her are Erving Goffman, Jack Kerouac, Emil Zátopek, Pierre Cardin, Gérard Philipe, and Hiroo Onoda. Among people deceased in 1990, Ava Gardner ranks 7Before her are Rajneesh, Greta Garbo, Lev Yashin, Roald Dahl, B. F. Skinner, and Louis Althusser. After her are Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, Sarah Vaughan, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Paulette Goddard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ava Gardner ranks 243 out of 15,968Before her are Mario Puzo (1920), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Gene Hackman (1930), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), and Harvey Keitel (1939). After her are Leonard Bernstein (1918), Josephine Baker (1906), Lee Van Cleef (1925), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Nina Simone (1933), and Dick Cheney (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ava Gardner ranks 63Before her are Tony Curtis (1925), Robert Duvall (1931), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), and Harvey Keitel (1939). After her are Lee Van Cleef (1925), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Oliver Hardy (1892), Burt Lancaster (1913), Rita Hayworth (1918), and Shirley Temple (1928).

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