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|Also Known As:||Grace Grimaldi,Grace Patricia Kelly||Died:||September 14, 1982|
|Born:||November 12, 1929||Cause of Death:||auto accident precipitated by cerebral hemmorhage|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Profession:||Cast ... actor model|
Poised and beautiful former model and stage actress from a wealthy Philadelphia family who came to film prominence with "High Noon" (1952) and her Oscar-nominated supporting role in "Mogambo" (1953). Kelly then starred in "Dial M for Murder" (1953), the first of three consecutive films directed by the blonde-obsessed Alfred Hitchcock, who made brilliant use of her signature combination of elegant, "iceberg" charm and smoldering sensuality. In 1954, after giving one of her best and most appropriate performances in Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954), Kelly, playing against type, won an Oscar for her performance as the drab, embittered wife of an alcoholic performer in "The Country Girl" (1954). While filming Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" (1955) on the French Riviera she met and in 1956 married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a lavish fairytale wedding, becoming Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco, and retired from film that year after making the appealing "The Swan" (though she served on the board of directors of 20th Century-Fox from 1976 to 1981). Kelly died in a car accident in 1982.
Ce11ardo0r7 ( 2007-02-28 )
Grace Kelly's last film before her retirement from acting and marriage to Prince Rainier was High Society.
innocentsue ( 2009-03-04 )
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Her last film, HIGH SOCIETY, a musical version of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY was made in 1956, just before taking off via boat to marry Prince Ranier of Monaco in a Catholic Wedding. (The diamond ring she wears in the movie - HIGH SOCIETY - is the engagement ring given to her by Prince Ranier.)
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