When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.–Ava Gardner
Hollywood leading actress of from the 1950s through the 1970s. Married three times to actor Mickey Rooney; to jazz musician Artie Shaw; and lastly to singer and actor Frank Sinatra. She was also romantically involved with Howard Hughes and Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín.
At the end of her life she suffered from emphysema brought on by a lifetime of smoking. She died at the age of 67 from pneumonia after having had two strokes which left her bedridden.
Click here to listen to Ava Gardner in the movie Show Boat singing Can’t Help Lovin´dat Man, which clearly she did.