"The Night of the Iguana"
A Desert Willow Aussie Production

Chubs Sullivan & Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner & Chub Sullivan

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Pup Name: Richard Burton
Plays: Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon

Blue Merle Male

New Home: Christopher Lujan - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Owner of THREE Desert Willow Aussies & Lujan Motorcycles

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Pup Name: Maxine Faulk
Played by: Ava Gardner

Black Tri Female

New Home: Stephanie - Monroe, New Jersey

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Pup Name: Charlotte Goodall
Played by: Sue Lyon

Blue Merle Female

New Home: Kent, Kayla & Mia - Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Pup Name: Hannah Jelkes
Played by: Deborah Kerr

Blue Merle Female

New Home: Robin, Artesia, New Mexico
Owner of TWO Desert Willow Aussies

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Pup Name: Skip Ward
Plays: Hank Prosner

Blue Merle Male

New Home: Brett & Mary - Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Ava Gardner (1922-1990) Actress Bio

Ava Gardner Biography

BIOGRAPHY: Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM, leading quickly to Hollywood and a film contract based strictly on her beauty. With zero acting experience, her first 17 film roles, 1942-1945, were one-line bits or little better. After her first starring role in B-grade Whistle Stop (1946), MGM loaned her to Universal for her first outstanding film The Killers (1946). Few of her best films were made at MGM which, keeping her under contract for 17 years, used her popularity to sell many mediocre films. Perhaps as a result, she never believed in her own acting ability, but her latent talent shone brightly when brought out by a superior director, as with John Ford in Mogambo (1953) and George Cukor in Bhowani Junction (1956).

After three failed marriages, dissatisfaction with Hollywood life prompted Ava to move to Spain in 1955; most of her subsequent films were made abroad. By this time, stardom had made the country girl a cosmopolitan, but she never overcame a deep insecurity about acting and life in the spotlight. Her last quality starring film role was in The Night of the Iguana (1964), her later work being (as she said) strictly "for the loot". In 1968, tax trouble in Spain prompted a move to London, where she spent her last 22 years in reasonable comfort. Her film career did not bring her great fulfillment, but her looks may have made it inevitable; many fans still consider her the most beautiful actress in Hollywood history. Ava Gardner died at age 67 of bronchial pneumonia on January 25, 1990 in Westminister, London, England.

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Ava Gardner

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