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KELLY, Grace Patricia (1929-82), American film actor, who became Princess Grace of Monaco. She was born in Philadelphia, whose grandmother was German. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, she made her stage debut in 1949 in the Broadway production of The Father by August Strindberg. Her first motion picture was Fourteen Hours (1951). The following year she starred with Gary Cooper in the Western High Noon. In 1954, she won an Academy Award for her role in The Country Girl. That year she also appeared in Rear Windowand Dial M for Murder. High Society, a musical version of The Philadelphia Story, and The Swan were released in 1956. The same year she retired from films to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

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