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Ava Gardner

Actor (24-Dec-1922 — 25-Jan-1990)


Doris Rollins Cannon. Grabtown Girl: Ava Gardner's North Carolina Childhood and Her Enduring Ties to Home. Down Home Press. 2001. 144pp.

Gilles Dagneau. Ava: The Rebel: Beautiful, Wild, Innocent. Gremese. 2003. 192pp.

John Daniell. Ava Gardner. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. 1982. 221pp.

Roland Flamini. Ava: A Biography. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1983. 269pp.

Karin J. Fowler. Ava Gardner: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1990. 256pp.

David Hanna. Ava: Portrait of a Star. G. P. Putnam's. 1960. 256pp.

Charles Higham. Ava: A Life Story. New York: Delacorte. 1974. 267pp.

Judith M. Kass. Ava Gardner. New York: Pyramid Publications. 1977. 158pp.

Matthew Rampling. Les plus belles histoires d'amour d'hollywood: Ava Gardner. Balland. 1981. 216pp.

Lee Server. Ava Gardner: Love Is Nothing. New York: St. Martin's Press. 2006.

Jane Ellen Wayne. The Golden Girls of MGM: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, and Others. Carroll & Graf. 2002. 416pp.

Jane Ellen Wayne. Ava's Men: The Private Life of Ava Gardner. St. Martin's Press. 1990. 268pp.


Below are references indicating presence of this name in another database or other reference material. Most of the sources listed are encyclopedic in nature but might be limited to a specific field, such as musicians or film directors. A lack of listings here does not indicate unimportance -- we are nowhere near finished with this portion of the project -- though if many are shown it does indicate a wide recognition of this individual.

  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.526)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.566)

  8. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.225)

  9. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.178)

  10. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.124)

  11. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.213)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.186)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.181)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.167)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.326)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.196)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.200)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.287)

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