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Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner


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Also Known As: Died: January 25, 1990
Born: December 24, 1922 Cause of Death: pneumonia after long illness
Birth Place: Brogden, North Carolina, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

That's Entertainment! III (1994)
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
Kidnapping Of The President, The (1980) as Beth Richards
City on Fire (1979)
William Dudley is a corrupt mayor who has allowed a chemical works to be built right in the centre of town. When an employee at the works has been denied an expected promotion and, in addition, finds himself fired shortly thereafter, he decides to take his revenge by opening the valves to the storage vats and their interconnecting pipes. It doesn't take long for this act of petty vandalism to start a fire that soon engulfs an entire metropolis! The drama focuses on a newly built hospital which, like all civic buildings that went up during the mayor's crooked administration, is shoddily built and poorly equipped.
Sentinel, The (1977)
A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in the house for a reason.
The Cassandra Crossing (1977)
When a train''''s passengers are exposed to a deadly virus, it triggers an international incident.
Blue Bird, The (1976) as Luxury
A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.
Permission to Kill (1975) as Katin Petersen
The exiled leader of a free party returns to his country with the intent of removing the dictator who is in charge, but several governments in the west are equally intent to stop him from doing so.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) as Lily Langtry as
A self-appointed judge cleans up a corrupt western town twice.
Tam Lin (1971) as Mrs. [Michaela "Micky"] Cazaret
Mayerling (1969) as Empress Elizabeth
True story of Austria''''s Crown Prince Rudolph and his tragic love for a commoner.
The Bible...In the Beginning (1966) as Sarah
John Huston narrates this dramatization of the Book of Genesis.
The Night of the Iguana (1964) as Maxine Faulk
A defrocked priest surrenders to the sins of the flesh in a Mexican hotel.
Seven Days in May (1964) as Eleanor Holbrook
An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup.
55 Days at Peking (1963) as Baroness Natalie Ivanoff
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
The Angel Wore Red (1960) as Soledad
A priest and a prostitute fall in love during the Spanish Civil War.
The Naked Maja (1959) as Maria Teresa de Cayetana, Duchess of Alba
Romantic biography of the Spanish painter Goya and his relationship with the Duchess of Alba.
On the Beach (1959) as Moira Davidson
After a nuclear war, U.S. sailors stationed in Australia deal with the end of civilization.
The Sun Also Rises (1957) as Lady Brett Ashley
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920''''s France and Spain.
The Little Hut (1957) as Susan, Lady Ashlowe
A neglected wife is shipwrecked on a desert island with her husband and her would-be lover.
Bhowani Junction (1956) as Victoria Jones
An Anglo-Indian beauty falls for a British officer as her country fights for independence.
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) as Maria Vargas [also known as Maria D'Amata]
A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt.
Knights of the Round Table (1954) as Guinevere
Queen Guinevere is torn between love for her husband and Sir Lancelot.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Herself
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
Ride, Vaquero! (1953) as Cordelia Cameron
Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits.
Mogambo (1953) as Eloise Y. Kelly
In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married woman.
Lone Star (1952) as Martha Ronda
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) as Cynthia Green
As he fights a deadly jungle fever, a hunter remembers his lost loves.
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1952) as Pandora Reynolds
A Spanish temptress falls for a haunted ship's captain.
My Forbidden Past (1951) as Barbara Beaurevelle
A beauty with a skeleton in her closet seeks revenge on the suitor who jilted her.
Show Boat (1951) as Julie LaVerne
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
East Side, West Side (1950) as Isabel Lorrison
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
The Great Sinner (1949) as Pauline Ostrovsky
A young man succumbs to gambling fever.
The Bribe (1949) as Elizabeth Hintten
A sultry singer tries to tempt a federal agent from the straight-and-narrow.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Venus [Goddess of Love/Venus Jones]
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
Singapore (1947) as Linda [Grahame, also known as Ann Van Leyden]
After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces...with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt's pearls.
The Hucksters (1947) as Jean Ogilvie
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
Whistle Stop (1946) as Mary
The Killers (1946) as Kitty Collins
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
She Went to the Races (1945) as Hilda Spotts
A pretty scientist with a system for horse-race betting falls in love with a trainer.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) as Canteen dancer
Singing sisters create a World War II canteen and become rivals for the same man.
Three Men in White (1944) as Jean Brown
Young doctors compete for a prestigious position as Dr. Gillespie's assistant.
Swing Fever (1944) as
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as Gloria Fullerton
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
Lost Angel (1944) as Hat check girl
A girl raised to be a genius gets lost and discovers the simple pleasure of life.
Ghosts on the Loose (1943) as Betty
A gang of street toughs take on Nazi spies.
Hitler's Madman (1943) as Katy Chotnik
The Nazis take revenge on a Czech village after one of their most sadistic commanders is assassinated there.
Young Ideas (1943) as Co-ed
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
Reunion in France (1942) as Marie, salesgirl
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Student at Miss Hope's
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
This Time for Keeps (1942) as Young woman at drive-in
A newlywed goes to work for his disapproving father-in-law.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Car hop
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Ava Gardner, the Gipsy of Hollywood (2017)
In this documentary by Sergio Mondelo, the filmmaker explores the motivations behind this move and contrasts Ava Gardner's glitz and glam lifestyle with the hardships faced by the Spanish people under Franco's rule.

Cast (special)

Maggie (1986) as Diane Webb
A pilot for a light-hearted mystery, not picked up by CBS, about Maggie Webb, an attractive widow in London, whose late husband has left her nothing but a huge home and an enormous tax debt. Maggie is offered a job by Diane Webb, her tough but warm-hearted sister-in-law, who runs an international pu
American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, The (1983)
The American Film Institute presents its 11th Annual Distinguished Life Achievement Award to director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston, at a black-tie dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 3, 1983.

Misc. Crew (special)

Ava Gardner (1992)
A documentary about actress Ava Gardner. Includes interview footage of Gardner herself as well as interviews with friends and colleagues and clips from some of her films.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Harem (1986) as Kadin
A two-part, four-hour minseries about a beautiful woman who, at the turn of the century, is kidnapped and sold into a Turkish harem where, as she struggles to protect her life and virtue, she becomes embroiled in the historical tensions and sensuous decadence of the times.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Long Hot Summer, The (1985) as Minnie Littlejohn
A two-part miniseries about a young, ambitious drifter with a reputation for trouble who arrives in a small Southern town and has a profound effect on a wealthy tyrant and his rebellious family.
A.D. (1985)
The plot of this miniseries picks up where NBC's 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," left off. Recreating the years following the death of Christ, the narrative depicts the opulence and decadence of Imperial Rome pitted against the activities of a determined group of Judeo-Christians armed only wi

Cast (short)

Vienna The Years Remembered (1968)
This documentary short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Mayerling" (1968), as well as the actual history that inspired the film.
On the Trail of the Iguana (1964)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the on-location filming of "The Night of the Iguana" (1964).
Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
We Do It Because- (1942)
This short film explores the origins of various customs, such as shaking hands and kissing.
Mighty Lak a Goat (1942)
A gang of children try to clean the mud from their clothes, but gain a pretty horrific stench in this comedic short.
Strange Testament (1941)
This short film focuses on the strange effect a girl at Mardi Gras has on a poor immigrant.
Fancy Answers (1941)
In this short film, an audience is asked a series of multiple-choice questions on various subjects.

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