This book contains a biography of one of the screen's most loved actresses whose career has spanned five decades. Her life's story is as dramatic and compelling as many of her famous roles. From her country roots to her world travels, Ava Gardner was a constant favorite of the media. Personal strengths and tragic weaknesses have assured her of a perennial place in the public eye. In Ava Gardner: A Bio-Bibliography the actress's marriages to three of the entertainment business's most unique and influential contributors are highlighted as are her dozens of classic roles. This bio-bibliography is made complete by a careful list of sources and a generous view of her life through pictures.
In Ava Gardner: A Bio-Bibliography, Fowler traces the actress's life from a possible family tree to her smalltown beginning to world stardom. This biography comprises most of the book. A chronological listing of her life achievements follows. Fowler also provides a complete listing of Ava's film, television, and radio appearances as well as her musical recordings. The book is completed by a bibliography of the writings on Ava Gardner, a record of the archival sources used in researching the book, and an index of personal names and titles. Interesting and personal photographs provide a rare glimpse of one of America's best loved screen personalities. This book will be of extreme interest to film lovers, library, or drama instructors and historians.
About the Author
KARIN J. FOWLER was a secretary with the State of California's Franchise Tax Board for 25 years. She is the author of Precious Moments and several other short stories for children. Some of her works in progress include a celebrity connections book and a dramatic play.
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