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Grace Patricia Kelly
Princess consort of Monaco

Grace Kelly
Titles HSH The Princess of Monaco
Miss Grace Patricia Kelly
Born November 12, 1929(1929-11-12)
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died September 14, 1982 (aged 52)
Place of death Monte Carlo, Monaco
Buried Monaco Cathedral
Consort April 19, 1956September 14, 1982
Consort to Rainier III
Issue Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Albert II of Monaco
Princess Stéphanie
Royal House Grimaldi
Father John B. Kelly, Sr.
Mother Margaret Katherine Maier

Grace Patricia Kelly (later Grace, Princess of Monaco; November 12, 1929September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress. Upon marrying Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, she became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess Grace of Monaco. Princess Grace maintained dual American and Monegasque citizenship after her marriage. The principality's current Sovereign Prince, Albert II is the son of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. The American Film Institute ranked Kelly #13 amongst the Greatest Female Stars of All Time. Grace Kelly is a song by Mika released for download on 9 January 2007. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Monte Carlo is a very wealthy section of the city-state of Monaco known for its casino, gambling, beaches, glamour, and sightings of famous people. ... Saint Nicholas Cathedral Saint Nicholas Cathedral, known also as Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including the most beloved Princess, Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III. The cathedral was consecrated in 1875, and is... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost fifty-six years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. ... Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco (Caroline Louise Marguerite Prinzessin von Hannover, Erbprinzessin von Monaco), formally styled Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover [1], (born 23 January 1957) is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his wife, the former American film actress... Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. ... “Grimaldi” redirects here. ... John B. Kelly, Sr. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost fifty-six years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...

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Family

Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Irish Catholic John Brendan Kelly, Sr., (whose family was originally from Kidney Lake, Newport, County Mayo, Ireland) and German Lutheran mother Margaret Katherine Majer Kelly (whose parents were Carl Maier and Margaretha Berg). Margaret converted to Catholicism upon marrying John. Margaret studied Physical Education at Temple University, and later became the first woman to head the Physical Education Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kelly was a local hero as a triple Olympic-gold-medal-winning sculler. Kelly's brick business was the largest on the East Coast and was a self-made millionaire. He ran for mayor of Philadelphia as a Democrat in 1935 and lost by the closest margin for any Democrat in Philadelphia. He later served on the Fairmount Park Commission. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him National Director of Physical Fitness during World War II. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... John B. Kelly, Sr. ... Old bridge in Newport, County Mayo WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference M989937 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 14 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   527  1,636 Newport (Irish: ) is a small town in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... As a Christian ecclesiastical term, Catholic—from the Greek adjective , meaning general or universal[1]—is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as follows: ~Church, (originally) whole body of Christians; ~, belonging to or in accord with (a) this, (b) the church before separation into Greek or Eastern and Latin or... For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Depending upon the criteria, Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the largest municipal public park in the world at over 9,100 acres (37 km²). This figure includes all parkland within the city limits, as all 65 city parks are considered part of Fairmount Park and overseen by the Fairmount... FDR redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Grace's siblings, in order of age, were Peggy, John Jr., and Lizanne. Mr. Kelly's family included two uncles prominent in the arts: vaudevillian Walter Kelly and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright George Kelly, who, outside of Grace, the family looked down upon because of his homosexuality.[1] This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... George Kelly (b. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


John B. Kelly, Jr., Grace’s brother, won the James E. Sullivan Award in 1947 as the top amateur athlete in the country. As a wedding gift, John, Jr., gave his sister his bronze medal from the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia. Kelly Drive in Philadelphia is named for John, Jr., who was a city councilman. John B. Kelly, Jr. ... The AAU James E. Sullivan Award is awarded annually by the Amateur Athletic Union to the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ...


Acting career

Grace Kelly
Born Grace Patricia Kelly
November 12, 1929(1929-11-12)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S..
Died September 14, 1982 (aged 52)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Spouse(s) Rainier III of Monaco

While attending the prestigious Ravenhill Academy, Grace modeled fashions at local social events with her mother and sisters. At the age of twelve she played a lead role in a play produced by the Old Academy Players in East Falls, called Don't Feed the Animals.[1] During high school, she acted and danced, graduating from Stevens School, a small private school in a mansion on Walnut Lane in Germantown, Philadelphia, in May 1947. Her graduation yearbook listed her favorite actress as Ingrid Bergman; her favorite actor, Joseph Cotten; her favorite summer resort, Ocean City; her favorite drink, a black and white chocolate milkshake; her favorite piece of classical music, Debussy's "Clair de Lune"; her favorite orchestra, Benny Goodman; and her favorite female singer, Jo Stafford. Written in the "Stevens' Prophecy" section was, “Miss Grace P. Kelly - a famous star of stage and screen.” Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and is today a neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the city of Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...   (pronounced in Swedish, but usually IPA: in English) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was a three-time Academy Award, two-time Emmy Award, one-time BAFTA, honorary César Award, four-time Golden Globe, two-time David di Donatello, two-time Silver Ribbon, one-time NSFC, two-time NBR... Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905–February 6, 1994) was an American stage and screen actor. ... Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Claude Debussy Claude Achille Debussy (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918), composer of impressionistic classical music. ... The Suite Bergamasque (ber-gah-mask) is one of the most famous piano suites of Claude Debussy, and is widely regarded as the most fascinating. ... Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman[1] , (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician and virtuoso clarinetist, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swings Senior Statesman. // Goodman was born in Chicago, the ninth of twelve children of poor Jewish... Jo Stafford (born Jo Elizabeth Stafford November 12, 1917, in Coalinga, California) is an American pop singer whose career spanned the late 1930s through the early 1960s. ...


Theatre

Because of low mathematics scores Grace was rejected by Bennington College in July 1947. To the dismay of her mother, Grace decided to pursue her dreams of a career in the theater. For an audition into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York she used a scene from her uncle's 1923 play, The Torch-Bearers. Although the school already selected its semester quota, Grace wangled an interview with the school's admission officer, Emile Diestel. Alumni of the school include Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Gene Tierney, and Spencer Tracy. Living in Manhattan's Barbizon Hotel for Women, a prestigious establishment which barred men from entering after 10 p.m., and working as a model to support her studies, Grace began her first term the following October. A diligent student, she would use a recorder to practice and perfect her speech. Her early acting pursuits led her to the stage, most notably a Broadway debut in Strindberg’s The Father alongside Raymond Massey. At 19, her graduation performance was in The Philadelphia Story, a role with which she would also end her film career, in the MGM musical film version High Society. Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. ... The Colony Club location in New York City. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. ... Betty Joan Perske (born on September 16, 1924), better known as Lauren Bacall, is a Golden Globe– and Tony Award–winning, as well as Academy Award–nominated, American film and stage actress. ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... The Barbizon Hotel for Women, built in 1927, was symbolic of the cultural change as women began to come to New York City for professional opportunities, but still wanted a safe retreat that felt like the family home[2]. No men were allowed above the ground floor and strict rules... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... August Strindberg, photographic selfportrait Johan August Strindberg (Stockholm, January 22, 1849 - Stockholm, May 14, 1912) was a writer and playwright of Sweden. ... Raymond Massey photographed by Carl Van Vechten Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 – July 29, 1983) was a Canadian actor. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... High society can refer to: The upper class in a society, especially the socialites among them. ...


Television producer Delbert Mann cast her as "Bethel Merriday", an adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel of the same name, in her first of nearly sixty live television programs. Success on television eventually brought her a role in a major motion picture. Kelly made her film debut in a small role in the 1951 film Fourteen Hours. The small role led to many offers, all of which she turned down for independence and another chance at the theater. She was performing in Colorado’s notable Elitch Gardens when she received a telegram from Hollywood producer Stanley Kramer, offering her the starring role opposite Gary Cooper in High Noon. According to biographer Wendy Leigh, at age 22 Kelly had an off-set romance with both Cooper and director Fred Zinnemann. High Noon would go to be a popular film of the 1950s. Delbert Martin Mann, Jr. ... Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885–January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Fourteen Hours is a 1951 film which stars Grace Kelly. ... Elitch Theatre is an 1891 Shingle Style theatre located at the original Elitch Gardens site in northwest Denver, Colorado. ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself. ... Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907–March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-American film director. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ...


Actress for MGM

To audition for the role of Linda Nordley in MGM's production of Mogambo, the studio had her flown to Los Angeles in September 1952. Gene Tierney was initially cast in the role, but due to emotional problems dropped out at the last minute. Kelly won the role, along with a 7-year contract, although she was hired at a relatively low salary of $850 a week. Kelly signed the deal under two conditions: First, one out of every two years, she have time off to work in the theater and second, that she be able to live in New York City. Just two months later, in November, the cast arrived in Nairobi to begin production. She later told famed Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper, "Mogambo had three things that interested me. John Ford, Clark Gable, and a trip to Africa with expenses paid. If Mogambo had been made in Arizona, I wouldn't have done it."[2] Critics praised Grace's patrician beauty, despite receiving third billing. The role garnered her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Mogambo (Passion in Swahili) is a 1953 film directed by John Ford, featuring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. ... Location of Nairobi Coordinates: , Country Province HQ City Hall Founded 1899 Constituencies of Nairobi List Makadara Kamukunji Starehe Langata Dagoretti Westlands Kasarani Embakasi Government  - Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa Area  - City 684 km² (264. ... Hedda Hopper on the July 28, 1947 cover of Time Magazine Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious as many of Hoppers columns. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ...


After the heightened success of Mogambo, Grace starred in a TV play The Way of an Eagle, with Jean-Pierre Aumont before being cast in the film adaptation of Frederick Knott's Broadway hit Dial M for Murder. Alfred Hitchcock was slated to direct the film and would become one of Kelly's last mentors. Hitchcock also took full advantage of Kelly's virginal beauty on-camera. In a scene in which her character Margot Wendice is nearly murdered, a struggle that breaks out between her and her would-be-killer Tony Dawson clearly accentuates her curves and statuesque figure, which is closely hugged by a flimsy nightgown as she kicks her legs and flails her arms attempting to fight off her killer. Dial M for Murder opened in theaters in May 1954 to both positive reviews and box-office triumph. The role of Margot Wendice was a beginning for Grace as a poised and confident role-playing actress. Jean-Pierre Aumont (January 5, 1911 – January 29, 2001) was a French actor. ... Frederick Knott, (Frederick Major Paull Knott) was born in Hankow, China on August 28th 1916 and died on December 17th 2002 in New York City. ... Dial M for Murder is a 1954 Warner Brothers film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland as a married couple. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Anthony Dawson (October 18, 1916 – January 8, 1992), born in Edinburgh, was a Scottish-born actor. ... Pink chiffon nightie A nightgown (also called a nightdress) is a loosely hanging item of nightwear nowadays solely for women, Its length may vary from hip-length (babydoll) to floor-length (peignoir) but is typically knee-length. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ...


Grace began filming scenes for her next film, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, in January 1954 with William Holden. The role of Nancy, the cordially wretched wife of naval officer Harry (played by Holden), proved to be a minor but pivotal part of the story. Released in January 1955, The New Yorker wrote of Kelly and Holden's unbridled onscreen chemistry, taking note of Grace's performance on part "with quiet confidence." The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1953 novel by James Michener, about a Korean War pilot charged with bombing a group of extremely-well-defended bridges. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ...


In October 1954 Grace received a telegram that Alfred Hitchcock had scheduled her a wardrobe fitting with Edith Head, arguably Hollywood's most premier and elite costume designer, for the director's next film, Rear Window. In going forth with the role of Lisa Fremont, Grace unhesitatingly turned down the opportunity to star alongside Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, which won her replacement, Eva Marie Saint, an Academy Award. "All through the making of Dial M for Murder, he [Hitchcock] sat and talked to me about Rear Window all the time, even before we had discussed my being in it."[3] Much like the shooting of Dial M for Murder, Grace and Hitchcock shared a close bond of humor and admiration. Sometimes, however, minor strifes would emerge on set concerning the wardrobe. The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ... Edith Head on the cover of the book The Life and Times of Edith Head by David Chierichetti Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who had a long career in Hollywood that garnered her more Academy Awards than any other woman in history. ... For the 1998 remake, see Rear Window (1998 film). ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... For other uses, see On the Waterfront (disambiguation). ... Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...

"At the rehearsal for the scene in Rear Window when I wore a sheer nightgown, Hitchcock called for Edith Head. He came over here and said, 'Look, the bosom is not right, we're going to have to put something in there.' He was very sweet about it; he didn't want to upset me, so he spoke quietly to Edith. When we went into my dressing room and Edith said, 'Mr. Hitchcock is worried because there's a false pleat here. He wants me to put in falsies.' Well, I said, 'You can't put falsies in this, it's going to show and I'm not going to wear them.' And she said, 'What are we going to do?' So we quickly took it up here, made some adjustments there, and I just did what I could and stood as straight as possible - without falsies. When I walked out onto the set Hitchcock looked at me and at Edith and said, 'See what a difference they make?'"

Grace's new co-star, James Stewart, was highly enthusiastic about working with Grace.[4] The role of Lisa Fremont, a wealthy Manhattan socialite and model, was unlike any of the previous women which she had played. For the very first time, she was an independent career woman. Stewart played a speculative photographer with a broken leg, bound to a wheelchair, who is curiously reduced to observing the happenings of tenants outside his window. Kelly is not seen until twenty-two minutes into the movie. Just as he had done earlier, Hitchcock provided the camera with a slow-sequenced silhouette of Kelly, along with a close-up of the two stars kissing and finally lingering closely on her profile. With the film's opening in October 1954, Kelly was yet again praised. Variety's film critic remarked on the casting, commenting about the "earthy quality to the relationship between Stewart and Miss Kelly. Both do a fine job of the picture's acting demands." For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ...


She got an Oscar for the role of Bing Crosby's long-suffering wife in The Country Girl, after a pregnant Jennifer Jones bowed out. Already familiar with the play, Kelly was desperate for the part. This meant that, to MGM's dismay, she would have to be loaned out to Paramount. Kelly threatened the studio that she would pack her bags and leave for New York for good. The vanquished studio caved in, and the part was hers. The Country Girl was shot in black and white, surprising an audience that had become accustomed to seeing the blonde in Technicolor. OSCAR is an acronym for Orbital Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. ... Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The 1954 movie was adapted by George Seaton from the play. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ...


The film also paired Kelly again with William Holden. The wife of a washed-up alcoholic singer, played by Crosby, Kelly's character is emotionally torn between two lovers. Holden willfully begs Kelly to leave her husband and be with him. A piece of frail tenderness manages to cloak itself inside of her, even after having been demonized by Crosby, describing "a pathetic hint of frailty in a wonderful glowing man. That appeals a lot to us. It did to me. I was so young. His weaknesses seemed touching and sweet, they made me love him more." The following March, Kelly would be honored with the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her character's modest appearance and the film's demanding scenes were a departure from her on-screen persona of the graceful heiress, which she embodied through her last role in High Society, the musical remake of The Philadelphia Story. King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... High society can refer to: The upper class in a society, especially the socialites among them. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ...


In April 1954, Kelly flew to Colombia for a brief 10-day shoot to film her next project, Green Fire, with Stewart Granger. Kelly plays Kathy Noland, an extremely small role as a coffee plantation owner. In Granger's autobiography he writes of his distaste for the film's script, while Kelly later confided to Hedda Hopper, "It wasn't pleasant. We worked at a pathetic village - miserable huts and dirty. Part of the crew got shipwrecked ... It was awful."[5] Green Fire was a critical and box-office failure. Green Fire is a 1954 movie which stars Grace Kelly. ... Stewart Granger (May 6, 1913 – August 16, 1993) was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. ...


After the back-to-back shooting of Rear Window, Toko-Ri, Country Girl, and Green Fire, Kelly was exhausted, and flew to France along with department store heir Bernard "Barney" Strauss, to begin work on her third and final film for Alfred Hitchcock, To Catch a Thief. Kelly and her new co-star, Cary Grant, developed a mutual admiration. The two cherished their time together for the rest of their lives. Years later, when asked to name his all-time favorite actress, Cary replied without hesitation: "Well, with all due respect to dear Ingrid Bergman, I much preferred Grace. She had serenity."[6] The fireworks scene has been the subject of much commentary, as Hitchcock subliminally peppers an undertone of sexual innuendo during the sequence. In the now famous speedy picnic drive, dressed in a peach and white dress, with her trademark white gloves, Kelly's real life fear of driving and her inability to properly operate an automobile, are captured on film. To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... This article is about the actor. ...   (pronounced in Swedish, but usually IPA: in English) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was a three-time Academy Award, two-time Emmy Award, one-time BAFTA, honorary César Award, four-time Golden Globe, two-time David di Donatello, two-time Silver Ribbon, one-time NSFC, two-time NBR...


Though her film career lasted just five years and eleven films, Kelly is remembered as a premier actress in American film.


Marriage

Grace Kelly headed the U.S. delegation at the Cannes Film Festival in April 1955. While there, she was invited to participate in a photo session at the Palace of Monaco with Prince Rainier III, the ruling sovereign of the principality. After a series of delays and complications, Kelly met the prince in Monaco. The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost fifty-six years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. ...


Upon returning to America, Grace began work on The Swan, in which she coincidentally portrayed a princess. Meanwhile, she was privately beginning a correspondence with Rainier. In December, Rainier came to America on a trip officially designated as a tour, although it was speculated that Rainier was actively seeking a wife. A 1918 treaty with France stated that if Rainier did not produce an heir, Monaco would revert to France. At a press conference in the United States, Rainier was asked if he was pursuing a wife, to which he answered "No." A second question was posed, asking, "If you were pursuing a wife, what kind would you like?" Rainier smiled and answered, "I don't know—the best." Rainier met with Grace and her family, and after three days, the prince proposed. Grace accepted and the families began preparing for what the press called "The Wedding of the Century." The wedding was set for April 19, 1956. The Swan is a 1956 remake, directed by Charles Vidor, of a 1925 movie about the daughter of a minor branch of a European royal house who is being considered as a wife for her cousin, the heir to the throne. ... Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


News of the engagement was a sensation even though it meant the possible end to Grace's film career. Industry professionals realized that it would have been impractical for her to continue acting and wished her well. Alfred Hitchcock had quipped that he was, "very happy that Grace has found herself such a good part." Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ...


Preparations for the wedding were elaborate. The Palace of Monaco was painted and redecorated throughout. The voyage of the American contingent to Monaco was an ordeal. On April 4, 1956, leaving from Pier 84 in New York Harbor, Grace, with her family, bridesmaids, poodle, and over eighty pieces of luggage boarded the ocean liner SS Constitution for the French Riviera. Some 400 reporters applied to sail, though most were turned away. Thousands of fans sent the party off for the 8 day voyage. In Monaco, more than twenty-thousand people lined the streets to greet the future princess consort. New York Harbor, a geographic term, refers collectively to the rivers, bays, and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson River in the vicinity of New York City. ... The SS Constitution was an ocean liner. ... The French Riviera (French: , Occitan: Còsta Azzura) is one of the most famous resort areas in the world, extending along the Mediterranean Sea west from Menton near the Italian border, including the cities and towns of Monaco, Nice, Antibes, and Cannes. ... A princess consort is the female equivalent to a prince consort. ...


Princess of Monaco

The wedding was broadcast a 40-minute civil ceremony that took place in the Palace Throne Room, and was broadcast across Europe. To cap the ceremony, the 142 official titles (counterparts of Rainier's) that Kelly acquired in the union were formally recited. The event concluded the following day with the church ceremony at Monaco's Saint Nicholas Cathedral. Grace's wedding dress, designed by MGM's Academy Award-winning Helen Rose, was worked on for six weeks by three dozen seamstresses. The 600 guests included Hollywood stars David Niven and his wife Hjordis, Gloria Swanson, Ava Gardner, the crowned head Aga Khan, and Conrad Hilton. Frank Sinatra initially accepted an invitation but at the last minute decided otherwise, afraid of upstaging the bride on her wedding day. Queen Elizabeth II flatly refused to attend on the grounds of there being "too many movie stars."[citation needed] The ceremony was watched by an estimated 30 million people on television. The prince and princess left that night for their 7-week Mediterranean cruise honeymoon on Rainier's yacht, Deo Juvante II. Saint Nicholas Cathedral Saint Nicholas Cathedral, known also as Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including the most beloved Princess, Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III. The cathedral was consecrated in 1875, and is... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Costume designer Helen Rose (1904 - 1985) spent the bulk of her career with MGM where she clothed the stars of 200 films. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American Hollywood actress. ... Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Aga Khan III Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah, The Aga Khan III (Persian: آغا خان الثالث), GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, (November 2, 1877 – July 11, 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. ... Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


Children and family

Princess Grace gave birth to the couple's first child, Princess Caroline nine months and four days after the wedding. 21 guns announced the event, a national holiday was called, gambling ceased, and free champagne flowed throughout the principality. A little over a year later, 101 guns announced the birth of their second child, Prince Albert. Prince Rainier and Princess Grace had three children: Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco (Caroline Louise Marguerite Prinzessin von Hannover, Erbprinzessin von Monaco), formally styled Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover [1], (born 23 January 1957) is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his wife, the former American film actress...

Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco (Caroline Louise Marguerite Prinzessin von Hannover, Erbprinzessin von Monaco), formally styled Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover [1], (born 23 January 1957) is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his wife, the former American film actress... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ... Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...

Later years

Princess Grace at a press conference in Montreal, during Expo 1967.
Princess Grace at a press conference in Montreal, during Expo 1967.

After the marriage Prince Rainier banned the screening of her films.[7] Hitchcock offered Grace the lead in his film, Marnie in 1962. She was eager but public outcry against her involvement made her reconsider and ultimately reject the project. Director Herbert Ross attempted to lure Princess Grace for his 1977 The Turning Point, but Prince Rainier quashed the idea. Later that year, Grace returned to the arts in a series of poetry readings on stage and the narration of the documentary The Children of Theater Street. She also narrated ABC's made-for-television film The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966). The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was a Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1967 to coincide with the Canadian Centennial that year. ... Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel Marnie by Winston Graham. ... The year 1977 in film involved some significant events. ... The Turning Point (1977) was written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... â ...


As princess, she was active in improving the arts institutions of Monaco, and eventually the Princess Grace Foundation was formed to support local artisans. She was one of the first celebrities to support and speak on behalf of La Leche League, an organization that advocates breastfeeding; she planned a yearly Christmas party for local orphans, and dedicated a Garden Club that reflected her love of flowers. An artisan, also called a craftsman,[1] is a skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft. ... La Leche League International (LLLI) is an international non-profit organization founded in 1956 to give support and information to women who choose to breastfeed their babies. ...


In 1981, the Prince and Princess celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.


Personal life

Grace Kelly was the object of the tabloids and gossip throughout her life. Her love life was a particular focus of speculation. Stories of affairs circulated from her first major role in motion pictures and eventually included the names of almost every major actor at the time.


Grace and the Shah of Iran became acquainted near the end of 1949 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel during the Shah's official visit to America. Grace's childhood friend (and later, her bridesmaid) Maree Frisby Rambo said in an interview with biographer Wendy Leigh that Kelly and the Shah had gone on at least six dates. The Shah had been the ruler of Iran since 1941, and was thirty years old at the time. The Shah besieged Kelly with vast amounts of jewellery including: a gold birdcage housing a diamond sapphire bird, a gold vanity case with a clasp set with thirty-two diamonds, and a gold bracelet with an intricate pearl and diamond face. Grace, however, had no intentions of marrying the Shah, and immediately sent the gifts back. She decided to keep the jewels and later presented the pieces to her bridesmaids as keepsakes on the eve of her wedding.[8] Despite the alleged brutality of the Shah's regime, Grace fiercely defended him until his death.[9] Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, GCB (Persian: ) (October 26, 1919, Tehran – July 27, 1980, Cairo), styled His Imperial Majesty, and holding the imperial titles of Shahanshah (King of Kings), and Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans) until his overthrow by the Islamic Revolution, was the monarch of Iran from September... The hotels name with a single hyphen is engraved and gilded over the entrance. ... For other uses, see Sapphire (disambiguation). ...


During the making of Dial M for Murder, Kelly seduced her co-star Ray Milland. Milland was 22 years older than she, but just as charming and suave as he was when she swooned over him years earlier as a teenager watching The Lost Weekend. Milland was married to Muriel Milland for thirty years, and the two had a son. Milland assured Kelly that he had left his wife, which she would later find out to have been a lie.[10] After Muriel Milland found out about the affair, she and Ray Milland separated and Kelly was branded a homewrecker. Muriel Milland was one of the most popular wives in Hollywood and had the support of many friends, including gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. After Kelly gave a press interview explaining her side of the story, the town seemed to lose interest in the scandal. Dial M for Murder is a 1954 Warner Brothers film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland as a married couple. ... Ray Milland (January 3, 1905 or 1907 – March 10, 1986) was an Oscar-winning Welsh actor and director who worked primarily in the United States. ... Hedda Hopper on the July 28, 1947 cover of Time Magazine Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious as many of Hoppers columns. ...


It was reported to the press that Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby met for the first time when they were introduced during the making of The Country Girl. This, however, was untrue. Sue Ladd, the widow of Alan Ladd, told Grace Kelly biographer James Spada that while Bing's then-wife Dixie was battling terminal cancer, Bing and Grace had been trysting in the Ladds' home.[11] What Kelly didn't know was that by the time filming commenced on The Country Girl, Crosby had already been dating actress Kathryn Grant. Three days before the date scheduled for Crosby's marriage to Grant, he confessed to having had an affair with Grace Kelly and that he no longer wished to marry her. Unbeknownst to Kelly, Bing had continued to express his love for Grant throughout their affair despite Kelly's determination to become Crosby's wife. Crosby later reconciled with Kathryn Grant and proposed to her once again, explaining to her that he had broken off the relationship with Grace Kelly. Sue Carol was born in 1908. ... Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American film actor. ... Actress/singer (born Olive Grandstaff in Houston in 1933), who became Bing Crosbys second wife. ... Actress/singer (born Olive Grandstaff in Houston in 1933), who became Bing Crosbys second wife. ... Actress/singer (born Olive Grandstaff in Houston in 1933), who became Bing Crosbys second wife. ... Actress/singer (born Olive Grandstaff in Houston in 1933), who became Bing Crosbys second wife. ...


In a strange twist of fate, Russian fashion designer Oleg Cassini, having just seen Mogambo earlier that evening, encountered Grace Kelly having dinner at Le Veau d'Or. Cassini, who was raised in Florence, having an abundance of charm and courtliness and whose ex-wife was actress Gene Tierney, became just as captivated by Kelly in person as he had previously watching her in the film. Kelly's curiosity was soon piqued when she began receiving a bouquet of red roses every day. Cassini's persistence paid off when Kelly accepted his invitation to lunch, with the provision that she bring her sister Peggy along. Cassini and Kelly became engaged within the first month of meeting. Their desire to marry quickly was later revealed to have been prompted by the fact that she was pregnant. "The couple planned to have a small secret wedding, with Grace taking time off to have the baby," John Glatt wrote. "But at the last minute she changed her mind. Torn between her devout Catholic upbringing, her movie career and her love of Cassini, Grace decided she could not risk a scandal. So, instead of going through with the marriage, she had an abortion." When Cassini was asked by Glatt about the abortion, he remained defensive and evasive, commenting that, "It's too delicate a matter. I don't have to answer this and I will make no comment about that. Absolutely no comment. Let people think what they want to think," Cassini explained.[12][13] Oleg Cassini (April 11, 1913 – March 17, 2006) was an American fashion designer noted for being chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design her state wardrobe in the 1960s. ... Florence (or Firenze, Florentia and Fiorenza) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, and of the province of Florence. ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. ...


In a 1960s interview, Kelly explained how she had grown to accept the scrutiny as a part of being in the public eye, but expressed concern for her children’s exposure to such relentless scandalmongering. After her death, celebrity biographers chronicled the rumors with renewed enthusiasm.


Interviewed for British television by Michael Parkinson, David Niven recalled an awkward conversation with Prince Ranier in which the latter asked him who had been his most exciting lover. Niven began to say "Grace Kelly", but caught himself in time and answered "Gra..cie Fields". Fortunately, Ranier had never heard of Fields and didn't realise how absurd the suggestion was. Sir Michael Parkinson CBE (born March 28, 1935) is an English broadcaster and journalist. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (January 9, 1898–September 27, 1979), born Grace Stansfield, was an English/Italian singer and comedienne who became one of the greatest stars of both cinema and music hall. ...


Friendship with Josephine Baker

In 1951, the newly famous Kelly took a bold stand against a racist incident involving Black American expatriate singer/dancer Josephine Baker, when the Sherman Billingsley's Stork Club in New York refused Baker as a customer. Kelly, who was dining at the club when this happened, was so disgusted that she rushed over to Baker (whom she had never met), took her by the arm, and stormed out with her entire party, vowing never to return (and she never did). The two women became close friends after that night. A significant testament to their close friendship was made evident when Baker was near bankruptcy, and was offered a villa and financial assistance by Kelly (who by that time had become Princess Grace), and her husband Rainier III of Monaco. The princess also encouraged Baker to return to performing, and financed Baker's triumphant comeback in 1975, attending the opening night's performance. Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... For the first female director of Public Health, see Sara Josephine Baker. ... The Stork Club was one of the famous nightclubs in New York City during the 1930s–1950s. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... The Albertian Villa Medici in Fiesole: terraced grounds on a sloping site. ... Grace Kelly (1929-1982). ... Prince Rainier III (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi) (born May 31, 1923), is the hereditary Prince and head of state of the Principality of Monaco. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Death

On September 13, 1982, while driving with her daughter Stéphanie to Monaco from their country home, Princess Grace, then 52, suffered a stroke, which caused her to drive her Rover P6[14] off the serpentine down a mountainside. Princess Grace was pulled alive from the wreckage, but had suffered serious injuries and was unconscious. She died the following day at The Princess Grace Hospital Centre, having never regained consciousness. It was initially reported that Princess Stéphanie suffered only minor bruising, although it later emerged that she had suffered a serious cervical fracture.[15] It was rumored that Princess Grace had been driving on the same stretch of highway that had been featured in her 1955 movie To Catch a Thief; her son has always denied it.[16] is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... The Rover P6 series (named 2000, 2200, and 3500 for their engine displacement) was a group of saloon cars produced from 1963 to 1977 in Solihull, West Midlands, England. ... For other uses, see Serpentine (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ... The Princess Grace Hospital Centre (French: Le Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace) is a hospital located in Monaco. ...


Princess Grace was buried in the Grimaldi family vault on September 18, 1982, after a requiem mass in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco.[17] Prince Rainier, who never remarried after Kelly's death, was buried alongside her following his death in 2005. The 400 guests at the service included representatives of foreign governments and of present and past European royal houses (Diana, Princess of Wales was the only member of the British royal family to attend), as well as several veteran US film stars. Nearly 100 million people worldwide watched her funeral.[18] is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Saint Nicholas Cathedral Saint Nicholas Cathedral, known also as Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including the most beloved Princess, Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III. The cathedral was consecrated in 1875, and is... Prince Rainier III (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi) (born May 31, 1923), is the hereditary Prince and head of state of the Principality of Monaco. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lady Diana Spencer is a name shared by several members of the Spencer family, an aristocratic English family related to the Churchills of Blenheim Palace. ...


In his eulogy, James Stewart said: "You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace." For other persons named James Stewart, see James Stewart (disambiguation). ...


Legacy

Commemorative Euro coin of Monaco
Commemorative Euro coin of Monaco

The Princess Grace Foundation was founded in 1964 with the aim of helping those with special needs for whom no provision was made within the ordinary social services. In 1983, following Princess Grace's death, Caroline, Princess of Hanover assumed the duties of President of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Albert II, Prince of Monaco is Vice-President.[19] Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco (Caroline Louise Marguerite Prinzessin von Hannover, Erbprinzessin von Monaco), formally styled Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover [1], (born 23 January 1957) is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and his wife, the former American film actress... Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ...


On June 18, 1984, Prince Rainier inaugurated a public rose garden in Monaco in Princess Grace's memory due to her passion for the flower.[20] is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1993, Princess Grace became the first U.S. actress to appear on a U.S. postage stamp.[21][7]


On April 1, 2006, The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition entitled, Fit for a Princess: Grace Kelly's Wedding Dress, that ran through May 21, 2006. The exhibition was in honor of the 50th anniversary of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier's wedding.[22] is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


To commemorate the 25th anniversary of her death €2 commemorative coins were issued on July 1, 2007 with the "national" side bearing the image of Princess Grace. The new reverse side of all €2 coins from 2007 onwards. ...


Titles

Grace Kelly's spirit still lives on today. A song was written, called Grace Kelly by Mika, commemorating her name. is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Grace Kelly is a song by Mika released for download on 9 January 2007. ... Mica Penniman (born 18 August 1983), known as Mika (IPA []), is a Lebanese-born, London-based singer who has a recording contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music, and rose to fame around the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. ...


Selected filmography

Year Title Role Awards & Nominations
1951 Fourteen Hours Louise Ann Fuller
1952 High Noon Amy Fowler Kane
1953 Mogambo Linda Nordley Nominated: Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress
Win: Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actress
1954 Dial M for Murder Margot Mary Wendice Nominated: BAFTA award, Best Actress
Rear Window Lisa Carol Fremont
The Country Girl Georgie Elgin Win: Academy Award, Best Actress
Nominated: BAFTA award, Best Actress
Win: Golden Globe, Best Drama Actress
Green Fire Catherine Knowland
The Bridges at Toko-Ri Nancy Brubaker
1955 To Catch a Thief Frances Stevens
1956 The Swan Princess Alexandra
High Society Tracy Samantha Lord

See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Fourteen Hours is a 1951 film which stars Grace Kelly. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Mogambo (Passion in Swahili) is a 1953 film directed by John Ford, featuring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Dial M for Murder is a 1954 Warner Brothers film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland as a married couple. ... For the 1998 remake, see Rear Window (1998 film). ... The 1954 movie was adapted by George Seaton from the play. ... Green Fire is a 1954 movie which stars Grace Kelly. ... The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1953 novel by James Michener, about a Korean War pilot charged with bombing a group of extremely-well-defended bridges. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... To Catch a Thief is a 1955 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... The Swan is a 1956 remake, directed by Charles Vidor, of a 1925 movie about the daughter of a minor branch of a European royal house who is being considered as a wife for her cousin, the heir to the throne. ... High society can refer to: The upper class in a society, especially the socialites among them. ...

Discography

  • True Love (from High Society, duet with Bing Crosby, 1956)

True Love is a popular song. ...

Cultural references

  • American alternative/indie rock group The Eels referenced Kelly heavily in their track "Grace Kelly Blues," the opening song from their album Daisies of the Galaxy.
  • Kelly was featured on the cover of Time Magazine on January 31, 1955 ("Gentlemen prefer ladies.")
  • Kelly was featured on the cover of Life Magazine three times: April 26, 1954 ("Hollywood's brightest and busiest new star"), April 11, 1955 ("Winner of the Academy Award"), and April 9, 1956 ("Education of a princess: for a movie and for real"). Princess Grace was also mentioned on the March 1, 1983 cover that featured Monaco's royal family.

In January of 2007 the artist, Mika, released a song titled "Grace Kelly", which reached number one on the UK singles charts. This article is about the band. ... Daisies of the Galaxy is an album by Eels. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Leigh, Wendy (March 2007). True Grace. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 0-312-34236-5. 
  2. ^ Hedda Hopper Collection. Maraget Herrick Library, Los Angeles. 
  3. ^ Spoto, Donald (1983). The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock. Boston: Little, Brown. ISBN 030680932X. 
  4. ^ Eyles, Allen (September 1987). James Stewart. Stein & Day. ISBN 0812882989. 
  5. ^ Hedda Hopper Collection. Maraget Herrick Library, Los Angeles. 
  6. ^ Nelson, Nancy (December 2002). Evenings With Cary Grant. Citadel. ISBN 080652412X. 
  7. ^ a b Grace Kelly (I) - Biography
  8. ^ Leigh, Wendy (March 2007). True Grace, Author interview with Maree Frisby Rambo. Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 0-312-34236-5. 
  9. ^ Bragg, Melvyn (1988). Richard Burton: A Life. Warner Books. ISBN 0446359386. 
  10. ^ Robyns, Gwen (1976). Princess Grace. New York: David McKay. ISBN 0440201071. 
  11. ^ Spada, James (1987). Grace: The Secret Lives of a Princess. Garden City, NY: Double Day. ISBN 0679506128. 
  12. ^ Cassini, Oleg (1987). In My Own Fashion: An Autobiography. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 067162640X. 
  13. ^ Glatt, John (1998). The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy, and Scandal. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312969112. 
  14. ^ http://www.channel4.com/4car/ft/feature/top+ten/1737/8 4Car Feature, Top Ten: Notorious cars
  15. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/14/newsid_2516000/2516601.stm BBC On This Day September 14th 1982
  16. ^ Grace Kelly biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actress, princess)
  17. ^ Death of Princess Grace - history - central - British Council - LearnEnglish
  18. ^ Princess Grace lingers in memory - USATODAY.com
  19. ^ Princess Grace Foundation
  20. ^ Monaco Official Site - Princess Grace Rose Garden
  21. ^ Healey, Barth. "U.S. and Monaco Honor Grace Kelly", New York Times, 1993-03-21. 
  22. ^ Philadelphia Museum of Art - Information : Press Room : Press Releases : 2006

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Princess Consort to the Reigning Monarch of Monaco
Preceded by
Ghislaine Marie Françoise Dommanget
Princess of Monaco
1956 - 1982
Succeeded by
Vacant
Persondata
NAME Kelly, Grace
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Grace, Princess of Monaco
SHORT DESCRIPTION American actor, Monegasque princess
DATE OF BIRTH November 12, 1929
PLACE OF BIRTH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH September 14, 1982
PLACE OF DEATH Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Grace Kelly Biography (325 words)
Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 12 November 1929 to John and Margaret Kelly.
Grace debuted in the film 14 Hours, in a minor supporting role, but then starred in High Noon, in which she played a "mousey" Quaker bride.
Grace went against Hitchcock's vision of her for the film The Country Girl, which won her the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role of 1954.
Grace Kelly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1154 words)
Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco on April 19, 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco.
Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Brendan Kelly, Sr.
Alfred Hitchcock wanted to cast Kelly in the title role of his motion picture Marnie, but the people of Monaco were not happy with the idea of their princess taking on the role of such a character.
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