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Grace Kelly was the Princess of Monaco and a former actress who registered some award winning performances

InformationDetail
BirthdayNovember 12, 1929
Died onSeptember 14, 1982
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Actress, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
Nick namesGraciebird, Gracie
SpousesPrince of Monaco, Rainier III
SiblingsElizabeth Anne Kelly, John B. Kelly Jr., Margaret Katherine Kelly
Known asGrace Patricia Kelly
Childrens Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
Universities
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Humanitarian Works
  • Founder of ‘AMADE Mondiale’
Founder / Co-Founder
  • World Association of Children's Friends
Cause of deathCar Accident
Birth PlacePhiladelphia
ReligionCatholicism
Height169cm
GenderFemale
FatherJohn B. Kelly Sr.
MotherMargaret Katherine Majer Kelly
Sun SignScorpio
Born inPhiladelphia
Famous asFilm actress
Died at Age52

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Who is Grace Kelly?

Grace Kelly was a renowned actress who later on went onto become the Princess of Monaco. She was born in Philadelphia, to parents who were self-made and earned recognition in their respective professions. Grace had an innate interest for acting and from her early childhood she dreamt of becoming an actress. However, her family did not approve of acting and modelling as a career, and she had to embark on this journey all by herself. She managed to enrol at the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’ and after completing her course at the institute, she joined the Broadway. She had acting skills but she did not succeed at the Broadway. Soon she realised her true calling and made a shift in career by opting for roles in television. Her talent did not go unnoticed and she was soon offered roles in movies. Her first lead role was in the film ‘High Noon’ where she was cast alongside Gary Cooper. Eventually, she climbed the ladder of success and marked her position in the film industry. However, when she was at the zenith of her career, she entered the wedlock with Prince Rainier III of Monaco. She then became the Princess of Monaco and with the title came many responsibilities and obligations, owing to which she had to forgo her acting career

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Childhood & Early Life

She was born to John B. Kelly, Sr. and Margaret Katherine Majer, on 12th November, 1929, in Philadelphia. Her father was a sports personality and won three gold medals at the Olympics for rowing. Her mother was a teacher of physical education at the ‘University of Pennsylvania’. Grace had three siblings named Margaret, John Jr. and Elizabeth.

She received education from institutions such as ‘Ravenhill Academy’ and ‘Stevens School’. During her school days, she participated in many fashion events and also acted in a few plays.

After completing her studies, she decided to pursue a career in acting and thus enrolled at the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’, New York, in 1947. Simultaneously, she carried on modelling for earning a livelihood. In her last performance at the academy, she played the role of Tracy Lord in the play ‘The Philadelphia Story’.

Career

After graduating from the drama school, she embarked into a career in Broadway, and her first play there was ‘The Father’ in 1949. However, after failed attempts at the Broadway, she directed her career into Hollywood.

She acted in a few television shows and in 1951, she appeared in a minor role in the film ‘Fourteen Hours’. In the sets of this film, her acting potentials were noticed by actor Gary Cooper.

In 1952, she got her major breakthrough into Hollywood when she starred opposite actor Gary Cooper in the film ‘High Noon’. This film earned her huge acclamation as well as a seven-year contract with the media company ‘Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’ (MGM)

The following year, she worked in the film ‘Mogambo’ along with actors Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. In this film her acting was critically acclaimed and even won her a ‘Golden Globe Award’.

She then worked in a television play ‘The Way of an Eagle’ and soon after, she earned a role in director Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Dial M for Murder’ which was based on Frederick Knott’s play by the same name. Her next project was ‘The Bridges at Toko-Ri’ where she worked with actor William Holden.

In 1954, she worked in the film ‘Rear Window’ which was her second collaboration with director Alfred Hitchcock. The same year, she worked in the film ‘The Country Girl’ where she played the role of Georgie Elgin. The film also cast Bing Crosby and William Holden.

She starred in the film ‘Green Fire’ in 1954, directed by Andrew Marton. The following year, she worked in the film ‘To Catch a Thief’ which was released in 1955, and this too was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Kelly abandoned acting while she was at the pinnacle of her career. Her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco obliged her to renounce the American citizenship and her works were banned in her adopted homeland.

Major Works

The film which became a milestone in Kelly’s career was ‘The Country Girl’, where she portrayed the character of Georgie Elgin, who was distressed by her husband’s drinking habits. Her co-stars in the movie were Bing Crosby and William Holden. This film earned her the ‘Academy Award’ in the ‘Best Actress’ category.

Awards & Achievements

In 1954, she became a recipient of the ‘Golden Globe Award’ in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category. The same year, she won the ‘Academy Award’ for the film ‘The country Girl’ in the ‘Best Actress’ category.

Her role in the films ‘Dial M For Murder’, ‘Rear Window’, and ‘The Country Girl’, she was awarded the ‘New York Film Critics Circle Award’ in the Best Actress category.

Personal Life & Legacy

Grace Patricia Kelly married Prince Rainier III on 19th April, 1956, and there after she became the Princess of Monaco. The couple was blessed with three children Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.

After her marriage she abandoned her acting career and embarked into philanthropic works.

She founded the charitable organization named ‘AMADE Mondiale’ which was also recognized by the UN as an NGO.

In 1964, she established the ‘Princess Grace Foundation’ to help the local craftsmen. She was also a supporter of the organization ‘La Leche League’ which promotes breastfeeding.

On 13th September, 1982, this Princess of Monaco breathed her last, when she met with an accident on her way back to Monaco from her residence located in Roc Agel. The hospital where she was admitted was later renamed after her, as ‘The Princess Grace Hospital Centre’.

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Grace Kelly awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1955Best Actress in a Leading RoleThe Country Girl (1954)

Golden Globe Awards

1956World Film Favorite - FemaleWinner
1955Best Actress - DramaThe Country Girl (1954)
1954Best Supporting ActressMogambo (1953)

Grace Kelly biography timelines

  • // 12th Nov 1929
    She was born to John B. Kelly, Sr. and Margaret Katherine Majer, on 12th November, 1929, in Philadelphia. Her father was a sports personality and won three gold medals at the Olympics for rowing. Her mother was a teacher of physical education at the ‘University of Pennsylvania’. Grace had three siblings named Margaret, John Jr. and Elizabeth.
  • // 1947
    After completing her studies, she decided to pursue a career in acting and thus enrolled at the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’, New York, in 1947. Simultaneously, she carried on modelling for earning a livelihood. In her last performance at the academy, she played the role of Tracy Lord in the play ‘The Philadelphia Story’.
  • // 1949
    After graduating from the drama school, she embarked into a career in Broadway, and her first play there was ‘The Father’ in 1949. However, after failed attempts at the Broadway, she directed her career into Hollywood.
  • // 1951
    She acted in a few television shows and in 1951, she appeared in a minor role in the film ‘Fourteen Hours’. In the sets of this film, her acting potentials were noticed by actor Gary Cooper.
  • // 1952
    In 1952, she got her major breakthrough into Hollywood when she starred opposite actor Gary Cooper in the film ‘High Noon’. This film earned her huge acclamation as well as a seven-year contract with the media company ‘Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’ (MGM)
  • // 1954
    In 1954, she worked in the film ‘Rear Window’ which was her second collaboration with director Alfred Hitchcock. The same year, she worked in the film ‘The Country Girl’ where she played the role of Georgie Elgin. The film also cast Bing Crosby and William Holden.
  • // 1954 To 1955
    She starred in the film ‘Green Fire’ in 1954, directed by Andrew Marton. The following year, she worked in the film ‘To Catch a Thief’ which was released in 1955, and this too was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • // 1954
    In 1954, she became a recipient of the ‘Golden Globe Award’ in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category. The same year, she won the ‘Academy Award’ for the film ‘The country Girl’ in the ‘Best Actress’ category.
  • // 19th Apr 1956
    Grace Patricia Kelly married Prince Rainier III on 19th April, 1956, and there after she became the Princess of Monaco. The couple was blessed with three children Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.
  • // 1964
    In 1964, she established the ‘Princess Grace Foundation’ to help the local craftsmen. She was also a supporter of the organization ‘La Leche League’ which promotes breastfeeding.
  • // 13th Sep 1982
    On 13th September, 1982, this Princess of Monaco breathed her last, when she met with an accident on her way back to Monaco from her residence located in Roc Agel. The hospital where she was admitted was later renamed after her, as ‘The Princess Grace Hospital Centre’.

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Grace Kelly's FAQ

  • What is Grace Kelly birthday?

    Grace Kelly was born at 1929-11-12

  • When was Grace Kelly died?

    Grace Kelly was died at 1982-09-14

  • Where was Grace Kelly died?

    Grace Kelly was died in Monaco

  • Which age was Grace Kelly died?

    Grace Kelly was died at age 52

  • Where is Grace Kelly's birth place?

    Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia

  • What is Grace Kelly nationalities?

    Grace Kelly's nationalities is American

  • What is Grace Kelly nick names?

    Grace Kelly's nickNames is Graciebird, Gracie

  • Who is Grace Kelly spouses?

    Grace Kelly's spouses is Prince of Monaco, Rainier III

  • Who is Grace Kelly siblings?

    Grace Kelly's siblings is Elizabeth Anne Kelly, John B. Kelly Jr., Margaret Katherine Kelly

  • Who is Grace Kelly childrens?

    Grace Kelly's childrens is Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

  • What was Grace Kelly universities?

    Grace Kelly studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts

  • Which company or organization was founded by Grace Kelly?

    Grace Kelly was the founder/co-founder of World Association of Children's Friends

  • What is Grace Kelly's cause of dead?

    Grace Kelly dead because of Car Accident

  • What is Grace Kelly's religion?

    Grace Kelly's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Grace Kelly?

    Grace Kelly's height is 169

  • Who is Grace Kelly's father?

    Grace Kelly's father is John B. Kelly Sr.

  • Who is Grace Kelly's mother?

    Grace Kelly's mother is Margaret Katherine Majer Kelly

  • What is Grace Kelly's sun sign?

    Grace Kelly is Scorpio

  • How famous is Grace Kelly?

    Grace Kelly is famouse as Film actress