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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Ava Gardner

AVA GARDNER (1922-1990), born Ava Lavinia Gardner, was a lovely, Southern born actress who made her mark both as a great beauty and a talented actress.

Knights of the Round Table (1953)Haven't you seen Knights of the Round Table (1953)? (MGM) Gardner is Queen Guinevere playing opposite Mel Ferrer's King Arthur and Robert Taylor's Sir Lancelot. Sir Thomas Malory has never been the same.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Barefoot Contessa (1954) A tale of tragedy amidst the nobility of Italy. Costars are Humphrey Bogart and Rossano Brazzi.
55 Days in Peking (1963) Ava is a disgraced Russian Duchess. She is lovelier than ever. Costar is Charlton Heston.
On the Beach (1959) End of the world drama set in Australia. Co-stars are Gregory Peck and Fred Astaire.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Again teamed with Gregory Peck in a film based on a story by Hemingway.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Thurs, May 2 2002 / 16:23:35 PST

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1953 Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: MOGAMBO