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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th March 1968 Arsenal footballer Paul Merson was born in Harlesden, North London.

20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)

20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London

20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.go to related location

20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

Home to Ava Gardner



Home to Ava Gardner

This is the location of Hollywood legend Ava Gardner's flat

Location: Ennismore Gardens, Kensington

Description: This is where Hollywood legend Ava Gardner once lived.

The 1st floor flat was her home from 1968 to her death here in 1990. In fact amongst many other stars, the recording legend Frank Sinatra was a regular visitor.

An American actress, she was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946).

She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of the most beautiful women of her day. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953).

She appeared in several high-profile films from the 1950s to 1970s, including Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976).

Gardner continued to act on a regular basis until 1986, four years before her death of pneumonia, at age 67, in 1990.

She is listed as one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time.


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