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Grace Kelly

(1928–1982) US film actress, whose short career came to an end when she married Prince Rainier III (1923– ) of Monaco in 1956. Born into a wealthy family in ...

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly  

(1928–1982)US film actress, whose short career came to an end when she married Prince Rainier III (1923– ) of Monaco in 1956.Born into a wealthy family in Philadelphia, daughter of self-made ...
Mika

Mika  

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B. Mica Penniman, 18 August 1983, Beirut, Lebanon. The brash, flamboyant Mika burst onto the UK charts in spectacular fashion at the start of 2007, when his single ‘Grace Kelly’ ...
Rainier III

Rainier III  

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(1923–2005)Prince of Monaco. He succeeded his grandfather Louis II in 1949, and married actress Grace Kelly in 1956. He was succeeded by Prince Albert.
Gucci

Gucci  

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(established 1904)Beginning life as a workshop producing riding boots and hand luggage this famous leather goods and fashion accessories firm originated as a leather goods workshop in Florence in ...
Rainier III

Rainier III (1923–2005)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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...III ( 1923–2005 ) Prince of Monaco . He succeeded his grandfather Louis II in 1949 , and married actress Grace Kelly in 1956 . He was succeeded by Prince Albert...

Kenton, Stan (Stanley) Newcomb

Kenton, Stan (Stanley) Newcomb (1912)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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63 words

... band leader , pianist , and composer . Protagonist of ‘progressive jazz’. Established reputation at ballroom in Balboa, CA, where his Peanut Vendor became a hit. Wrote ballet Homage to the Princess , 1956 , for wedding of Prince Rainier of Monaco to Amer. actress Grace Kelly. Elaborate arrs. a feature of his later...

Kelly, George

Kelly, George (1890–1974)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...George ( George Edward Kelly ) ( 1890–1974 ), American dramatist , born in Philadelphia; Kelly was the uncle of the actress Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco. He began as an actor playing juvenile roles, and performed his own sketches in vaudeville. His first success was with The Torch-Bearers ( 1922 ), a satire on the little theatre movement. His fourth play, Craig's Wife ( 1925 ; Pulitzer Prize), was a social melodrama in which a wife's obsessive propriety spoils her marriage and isolates her and her husband, a theme played with...

Porter, Cole

Porter, Cole (1891–1964)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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...in pain for the rest of his life and one leg eventually was amputated. After his wife died, he became virtually a recluse for the last ten years of his life, but a late song, ‘True Love’ (from the film High Society , 1956 ), was an international hit sung by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly . The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter was published in 1983...

Monaco

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (4 ed.)

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2016
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...of the Grimaldi family producing no successors. During World War II, it was occupied by Italy in 1941 , and by Germany in 1943 . From 1949 it was ruled by Prince Rainier III ( b. 1923 ; d. 2005 ), who succeeded his grandfather, Louis II . His marriage to the actress Grace Kelly (renamed Princess Gracia Patricia) in 1956 attracted the attention of the world's tabloid newspapers and journals, and epitomized Monaco's position as a focal point for the international jet set. Following his death in 2005 , Monaco was ruled by his son, Prince Albert II ...

Baker, Josephine

Baker, Josephine (1906–1975)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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...Baker retired briefly in 1956 , but financial difficulties led her back to the stage on and off until her death from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1975 . Befitting her impact on national culture, the French held a funeral with full military honors. The American actress Grace Kelly , then princess of Monaco, a supporter during critical moments in Baker's career and private life, held a private ceremony for Baker in Monaco, where she is buried. [ See also Civil Rights Movement ; Dance ; France ; Music ; United States, subentry Modern Period ; and ...

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