Sunday, July 17, 2016

1956: Grace Kelly and "High Society", her last film



On this day in 1956, "High society" was released.   

It was Grace Kelly's last movie before marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco.    She was one of the most popular ladies of Hollywood in the 1950s.

She died in 1982 after an automobile accident:     
Princess Grace of Monaco, whose stately beauty and reserve gave her enduring Hollywood stardom even long after she ended her film career, died yesterday in Monte Carlo of injuries suffered when her car plunged off a mountain road Monday. She was 52 years old.
The Princess, the former Grace Kelly, died of a cerebral hemorrhage, a palace spokesman said in Monaco. Princess Grace wa driving her British Rover 3500 on a snaking road at Cap-d'Ail in the Cote d'Azur region when she lost control and plunged down a 45-foot embankment. The car burst into flames, and the Princess suffered multiple fractures, including a broken thighbone, collarbone and ribs.
Initial reports gave no sense that her life was in jeopardy. But a Monaco Government announcement yesterday said that her health had ''deteriorated during the night.''
''At the end of the day all therapeutic possibilities had been exceeded,'' the announcement said. 
It was quite a shock.  I remember hearing about the car crash and the death the next day.    



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