The Life of Grace Kelly

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There are very few women who leave a lasting impression on the entertainment industry. One woman whose beauty and insurmountable amount of class is still envied by many to this day is Grace Kelly. Grace Patricia Kelly is an American actress who was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she attended a prestigious all girls’ Catholic school by the name of Ravenhill Academy and a local high school by the name of Stevens School. Her acting career began early in life when she starred in a play produced by a local organization named the East Falls Old Academy Players. The play was titled Don’t Feed the Animals and Grace landed the lead role. After high school, Ms. Kelly applied to and got accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York where she supported her studies doing modeling jobs on the side. Thanks to her hard work and determination, Grace Kelly ended up getting many roles on television shows and films such as High Noon, Mogambo, The Country Girl and Rear Window. On the big screen she starred alongside Hollywood greats such as Clark Gable, Stewart Granger, Cary Grant and Bing Cosby. She was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953 for her stellar performance in The Country Girl. When she attended the Cannes Film Festival in April 1955, Grace met Rainer III, who was the standing Prince of Monaco. Once she returned back to the states, the two of them began a secret correspondence and were engaged later that same year. The two were married on April 18, 1956 in the Palace Throne Room of Monaco and Ms. Kelly gained the new title of “princess”. She eventually had three children with the prince and became involved in various philanthropic projects until her death on September 13, 1982.

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