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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 ...
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FAMILY

father: Jonas Bailey Gardner. Ran country store, sharecropper, farmer. Died c. 1949.
mother: Mary Elizabeth Gardner. Boardinghouse landlady. Was 39 when Gardner was born; died on May 21, 1943.
brother: Raymond Gardner. Died at age two as result of accidental dynamite explosion in fireplace.
sister: Beatrice Gardner. Eldest sister; companion throughout Gardner's Hollywood career and in Spain; married second husband, Larry Tarr, who ran Tarr's photographic studio in NY and put Gardner's photo in window which was seen by MGM employee; third husband was Charlie Guest (a Howard Hughes employee).
brother: Melvin Gardner.
sister: Inez Gardner.
sister: Myra Pearce. Born c. 1915.

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