Ava Gardner & Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner
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Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra were married for 5 years. They dated for 2 years after getting together in Aug 1949 and married on 7th Nov 1951. 5 years later they divorced in Jul 1957.

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American Actress Ava Gardner was born Ava Lavinia Gardner on 24th December, 1922 in Brogden, North Carolina, USA and passed away on 25th Jan 1990 Westminster, London, England aged 67. She is most remembered for The Killers (1946), The Barefoot Contessa (1954).The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

American Singer Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on 12th December, 1915 in Hoboken, NJ and passed away on 14th May 1998 West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States aged 82. He is most remembered for Vocalist for Tommy Dorsey Band. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
DatingAug 1949 - 7th Nov 1951 2 years, 3 months
Married7th Nov 1951 - Jul 1957 5 years, 7 months
Total Aug 1949 - Jul 1957 7 years, 11 months


Sinatra first met Ava Gardner in 1945, but saw her only sporadically until late 1949, when they began their relationship. Their relationship was extremely tempestuous, and coincided with the collapse of Sinatra`s professional career, as Gardner`s blossomed.
They married on November 7, 1951, ten days after Sinatra`s divorce from Barbato became final. Both were frequently made jealous by the other`s extramarital affairs,
Gardner`s power in Hollywood helped Sinatra get cast in From Here to Eternity (1953), and his subsequent Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor helped revitalize Sinatra`s professional career. They separated in October of 1953, and finally divorced in 1957.
Gardner's third and last marriage was to singer and actor Frank Sinatra, from 1951 to 1957. She would later say in her autobiography that he was the love of her life. Sinatra left his wife, Nancy, for Gardner and their subsequent marriage made headlines. Sinatra was savaged by gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons, the Hollywood establishment, the Roman Catholic Church and by his fans for leaving his wife for a noted femme fatale. Gardner used her considerable influence, particularly with Harry Cohn's wife, to get Sinatra cast in his Oscar-winning role in From Here to Eternity (1953). That role and the award revitalized both Sinatra's acting and singing careers.

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Relationship Timeline

July, 1957 - Divorce

27th October, 1953 - Breakup

7th November, 1951 - Marriage

August, 1949 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Ava Gardner
Frank Sinatra
Ava Gardner
Frank Sinatra
Age (at start of relationship)
26
33
Height
Female
5' 6" (168 cm)
Male
5' 7" (170 cm)
Zodiac
Capricorn
Sagittarius
Occupation
Actress
Singer
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Green
Blue
Nationality
American
American
Religion
Atheist
Roman Catholic

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