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Grace Kelly Movies – new stamps from Monaco

Grace Kelly Movies – new stamps from Monaco
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Monaco Post issued two stamps featuring scenes from the famous movies with Grace Kelly – Dial M for Murder and The Country girl.

Grace Patricia Kelly (12 November 1929 – 14 September 1982) was an American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III.

After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films. She retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties inMonaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual US and Monegasque citizen ships.

She died on 14 September 1982, after suffering a stroke the previous day while driving, which caused her to lose control of her automobile and crash. Her daughter, Princess Stephanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.

In June 1999, the  American Film Institute ranked her number 13 in its list oftop female stars of American cinema.

Released in 1954, Dial M for Murder is the first of three Alfred Hitchcock films staging Grace Kelly. This suspense film, in which the action takes place behind closed doors in a single room, was originally shot in 3-D.

The 1954 American film directed by George Seaton, The Country Girl, is devoted to the talent of Grace Kelly. It enabled her to win the Oscar for the Best Actress in 1955 and to enter the legend of Hollywood forever.

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