Late movie icon Ava Gardner has been honoured with her own post office in the county where she grew up. Smithfield Post Office in Johnston County, North Carolina was renamed the Ava Gardner Post Office after US President GEORGE W BUSH signed legislation on Monday (20MAR06). The Night of the Iguana actress was beloved in North Carolina throughout her life, and as well as becoming a huge Hollywood star, Gardner had high-profile marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra. She died in 1990, aged 67.