Ava Lavinia Gardner (24 December 1922-
25 January 1990 ∞)
[on why she acted] The answer I usually gave was, “For the loot, honey, always for the loot,” and there was more truth than poetry in that remark. I had to do something and I didn’t know how to do anything else.
“She had this natural poignancy and her feelings ran very deep. To my mind she developed into a fine actress. I’ve been telling her that for years, and she always waves it off.”- Gregory Peck
“She was a real good dame.”- Lena Horne