Tuesday, September 14, 2010

R.I.P. Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly passed away 28 years ago today. She is one of my favorite actresses and I love her style. The dresses she wore were so beautiful!

Having desired to become an actress since an early age, Grace decided to move to New York City to try her luck. While there, she began her career as a model. Then, she ended up landing some roles in broadway productions and television shows. Grace progressed to motion pictures and appeared in her first film in 1951 called Fourteen Hours. This was a very small role, but it was a start. A year later, she landed a larger role in a western film with Gary Cooper called High Noon. Then, in 1953, she was cast in Mogambo, a drama set in Africa, alongside Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. This film was a great hit and led her to Alfred Hitchcock, with whom she made several films, which include: Dial 'M' for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Thief. In 1955, she stared in the drama The Country Girl, opposite Bing Crosby and William Holden. Her performance as a wife struggling with an alcoholic husband and the death of a son earned her first and only Oscar. Then, in 1956, Grace played Tracy Lord in the musical High Society with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, which was a remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940).

Grace's acting career ended once she married Prince Rainier of Monaco and became the Princess of Monaco. The Prince banned her movies from being played in Monaco. Grace spent the rest of her life in Monaco and the two had three children together. On September 14, 1982, she was killed due to injuries she sustained in a car accident.


Clara Fercovic said...

Hi Kalli. Uhm, just to tell you that you can download Grace Kelly's Handwriting Font from my blog. She's one of my favorite actresses too and I love her handwriting :)

Here's the link:


Tom said...

Lovely tribute.

Kalli said...

Clara: Thank you! I like your post on your 5 favorites from her.

Tom: Thank you, I hoped to write a nice tribute! I love the little dog with her. I think his name is Oliver.

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