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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.
Censorship was at issue over a painting entitled \"Man D\" by University of North Carolina faculty artist Elin O'Hara Slavik. The painting was to be exhibited at Raleigh's Artspace gallery, but, to Slavik's dismay, some sponsors objected to its content.