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Ava Gardner (1922-1990) was an American Actress and singer who appeared in several high-profile films from the 1950s-1970s, including “Show Boat”, “The Barefoot Contessa” and “Mogambo”, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Ava is likely to exist as a short form for numerous female names containing av. The name may well be a modern invention, but is linked to St Ava/Avia from the 9th century.
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