Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American
actress and singer. She was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in
1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her
performance in The Killers (1946). She was nominated for the Academy Award
for Best ...
“I read Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations in a delirious gulp. It is absolutely
terrific. I couldn't put it down. Gardner comes across as a flamboyant but tragic
figure who always spoke the truth no matter how painful. And the way writer Peter
Evans has shaped their conversations is truly remarkable.” (Patricia Bosworth ...
Ava: My Story [Ava Gardner] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying
offers. The star of Show Boat, The Barefoot Contessa, and On the Beach sets the
record straight about her spectacular life and Hollywood career.
In a book that Ava Gardner never saw published, a ghostwriter detailed all of her
many lovers—including Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Howard Hughes, and ...
In the first week of January 1988, Ava Gardner asked me to ghost her memoirs.
..... There was a writer who was very, very far left, but a wonderful man, Hy Kraft.
Jul 2, 2013 ... Movie star Ava Gardner agreed to write her memoirs with British journalist Peter
Evans in 1988. Now, after the deaths of ... Two decades later, Evans got
permission from Gardner's estate to incorporate material from those interviews
into a book about his abortive tenure as her co-writer. Not a book about her ...
Aug 2, 2013 ... The memoir, titled “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations,” gives us insight into
some lively social issues of its time: Why Ava tried to kill Howard Hughes with an
onyx ashtray; why she turned down the role of Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate”;
and why she described Mickey Rooney (her first husband) as ...
In this chatty autobiography, Gardner, who died last January at age 67, tells of
her upbringing in a poor but proud Southern family, her sudden success in early-'
40s Hollywood--mainly because of her b.
Jul 26, 2013 ... In this one, Evans and Gardner are listed as co-authors. The former seems more
honest. In any case, there are few revelations: she misses John Huston, Mickey
Rooney was a “midget”, she graduated from the University of Sinatra. 'Ghosting”
in this case is a very flexible verb. It's not just that author and ...
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