Ava by the Decades

    Follow along this timeline of Ava's life from her humble beginnings in the rural North Carolina farming community of Grabtown, to her later life in London’s Ennismore Square.



    Young Ava Gardner around age ten years old.


    Young Ava Gardner Age 15


    Ava and Mickey's wedding day, 1942.


    Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra at the Show Boat premiere.


    Ava Gardner stars in The Night of the Iguana.


    Ava Gardner wearing large blue hat.


    Ava in the television series Knots Landing


    Ava Gardner in her home in London in the 1980s.



    Logo for the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC.




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