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The daughter of a tobacco farmer, Ava Gardner was born on Christmas Eve, 1922, near Smithfield. She achieved movie stardom in such films as THE SUN ALSO RISES. The Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield contains 100,000 mementos of her career.
Born near Smithfield on Christmas Eve, 1922, Ava Gardner starred in numerous films and received an Academy Award nomination for MOGAMBO. Smithfield's Ava Gardner Museum contains mementos of her career.
Born on Christmas Eve, 1922, near Smithfield in Johnston County, Ava Gardner achieved movie stardom in films like ON THE BEACH. The Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield contains numerous momentoes of her career.
Ava Gardner, the youngest of six children, was a Smithfield girl; the cute little daughter of J.B. Gardner, who had a tobacco farm at nearby Brogden.