Ava Gardner and Howard Hughes dated from 1943 to 1953.
American Actress Ava Gardner was born Ava Lavinia Gardner on 24th December, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, USA and passed away on 25th Jan 1990 Westminster, London, England, UK aged 67. She is most remembered for The Killers (1946), Mogambo (1953), The Barefoot Contessa (1954). Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
American Business Professional Howard Hughes was born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. on 24th December, 1905 in Humble, Texas, USA and passed away on 5th Apr 1976 Houston, Texas, USA aged 70. He is most remembered for Hell's Angels (1930), The Outlaw (1943).. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
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In 1943, she was introduced to Texas billionaire Howard Hughes. The two were instantly attracted to each other and would carry on a tempestuous, often violent, on - again - off - again romance that would last twenty years, mainly during the periods when Gardner was between husbands.
Gardner became a friend of businessman and aviator Howard Hughes in the early to mid-1940s and the relationship lasted into the 1950s. Gardner stated in her autobiography Ava: My Story, that she was never in love with Howard Hughes, but he was in and out of her life for about twenty years. Hughes's trust in Gardner was what kept their relationship alive. She describes him as "painfully shy, completely enigmatic and more eccentric...than anyone [she] had ever met."
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