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SHOWBOAT 1951

Ava Gardner 1922 - 1990


Gardner's last years were spent as a recluse in her London apartment. Her daily companions were her longtime housekeeper Carmen Vargas and her Welsh Corgi, Morgan. After Gardner's death, Carmen Vargas and the dog were taken in by her former film co-star (for On the Beach) Gregory Peck.


Original Page Nov 2014 | Updated Dec 2017

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