Grace Kelly Biography
It was Delbert Mann, the television producer, who first noticed her acting skills. Mann gave her her first role in television, Bethel Maraday. This was followed by many appearances on television. Then in 1951 she debuted in the big screen in the film Fourteen Hours. This was followed by several film offers which she turned down. Then while performing at Elitch Gardens she received an offer from producer Stanley Kramer to be in his film High Noon opposite star Gary Cooper. The film became one of the most popular films of the 50s and this catapulted her to super stardom.
Then in 1952, Grace Kelly landed the role of Linda in MGMs film Mogambo. She also signed a sevenyear contract with MGM and was paid a weekly salary of $850. Her portrayal in Mogambo earned her the Best Supporting Actress Award from the Golden Globe Awards. She also received her first Academy Award nomination for the role.
After Mogambo, Grace Kelly appeared in televisions The Way of an Eagle. Then this was followed by Hitchcocks Dial M for Murder. The film was a huge success in the box office and was also praise by the critics. Then in 1954 she appeared with William Holden in The Bridges at Toko-Ri. This was followed by another Hitchcock hit Rear Widow where she played opposite James Stewart. Then she was next seen in High Society. Then the movie by Paramount The Country Girl followed. Then Green Fire and another Hitchcock, To Catch A Thief, and The Swan wrapped up Grace Kellys film appearances by the mid 50s.
In 1955, Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Cannes Film Festival. In December of that year, the prince went to the United States where he proposed to Grace. Their two-day wedding ceremonies, which included conferring of titles, were in April 18 and 19, 1956. Hollywood stars and dignitaries attended the ceremonies. The royal couple had three wonderful children. On the13th of September 1982 Princess Grace Kelly met her end when she suffered a stroke while driving. The car plunged down the mountainside.