- NAME: Grace Kelly
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Princess
- BIRTH DATE: November 12, 1929
- DEATH DATE: September 14, 1982
- EDUCATION: American Academy of Dramatic Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: Monaco
- Full Name: Grace Patricia Kelly
- AKA: Princess Grace of Monaco
- AKA: French Princesse Grace de Monaco
- AKA: Grace Kelly
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A highly popular film actress in the 1950s, Grace Kelly starred in movies such as Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief. She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
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Grace Kelly starred in films such as as "Dial M for Murder," "Rear Window," and "Mogambo." She gained even greater after winning an Oscar for "The Country Girl." She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 and retired from acting.
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She became very involved in many cultural and charitable organizations over the course of her life. Though some believe she deeply missed her acting career, she often spoke of the rampant problems afflicting the film industry: "Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality."
Tragedy struck on September 14, 1982, when Princess Grace and her younger daughter was driving along the steep cliffs of the Côte d'Azur region of southern France. She suffered a stroke and lost control of the vehicle, which spun off the cliff's edge and plunged down a 45-foot embankment. Mother and daughter were rushed to a hospital where Princess Grace spent 24 hours in a coma before passing away at the age of 52. Princess Stéphanie survived with minor injuries.
Grace Kelly remained in the public eye for most of her life. Her on-screen beauty, self-confidence and mystery enchanted the world, and her serenity and poise as Princess Consort piqued the media's attention. Of this attention, she remarked with typical humor and grace, "The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it." Kelly's very public life is set to be portrayed by Nicole Kidman in the film Grace of Monaco (2014).
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