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  • Museum Collections

    The Ava Gardner Museum is home to an extensive collection of Ava Gardner memorabilia. Each object in the museum was either...
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  • Ava's Story

    Ava Lavinia Gardner was born on Christmas Eve, 1922, in Grabtown, a rural community seven miles east of Smithfield, NC.
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    Your favorite Ava merchandise available
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  • Filmography


    A comprehensive list of all the movies that resulted in Ava Gardner’s rise to an international film legend.
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The Ava Gardner Museum, one of North Carolina’s most remarkable attractions, honors the life,
loves, and legacy of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies.

Come to downtown Smithfield and discover the real Ava Gardner as you take the self-guided tour through more than 5,000 square-feet of exhibit space. You’ll see extraordinary costumes, movie posters and awards that represent Ava’s 50-year career as a leading Hollywood actress.

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