PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO DIED 33 YEARS AGO TODAY
Monte Carlo, Monaco (JFK+50) Princess Grace of Monaco, a.k.a. Grace Kelly*, died thirty-three years ago today, September 14, 1982. The Princess had suffered severe injuries in an automobile accident here in Monte Carlo. Princess Grace was 52 years old.
The former Hollywood actress lost control of her Rover PG which she was driving on a mountain road near her home. The car plunged off the road. A passenger, Princess Grace's 17 year old daughter Stephanie survived the accident.
An autopsy showed that the Princess suffered a brain hemorrhage which led to the loss of control of her car. She had multiple broken bones and she was rushed to surgery in critical condition. The Princess died at 9:30 p.m. local time.
Princess Grace had given up her acting career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956.
*Grace Patricia Kelly (1929-1982) was born in Philadelphia. She began acting at age 12 & graduated from Stevens School. GPK attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and soon made her debut on Broadway.
She appeared in many television dramas before signing a contract with MGM. Miss Kelly's performance in the motion picture Mogambo won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
GPK had leading roles in 5 major Hollywood films including "Dial M for Murder," & "High Noon."
"Sept 14, 1982: Hollywood star turned princess Grace Kelly dies after Riviera car crash," by Chas Early, September 13, 2015, B.T., www.home.bt.com/