Princess Grace of Monaco

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Princess Grace of Monaco died on this day in 1982, 35 years ago. Born Grace Kelly in a prominent Irish-American Philadelphia family, she was educated in the United States and eventually became a famous actress, starring in (among others) The Country GirlHigh NoonDial M for MurderRear WindowTo Catch a Thief, and High Society, winning a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. In 1956, she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco. The couple had three children, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert, and Princess Stephanie. Forced to give up her acting career, Princess Grace became heavily involved in philanthropy, most notably establishing the Princess Grace Foundation in 1964 to support local artisans and bringing a plethora of glamour to the tiny Principality. A style icon, the Princess of Monaco was renowned the world over for her beauty. On September 13, 1982, Princess Grace had a stroke while driving back to Monaco with her younger daughter, veering off the road and crashing down the mountainside. She died in Hospital the next day.

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3 thoughts on “Princess Grace of Monaco

  1. I can’t believe it’s been that long since Princess Grace died. I remember it vividly, it was such a shock to everyone. She was such a lovely lady, and she lived her life just like her name, gracefully. May she rest in peace.

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