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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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64 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...

Gucci

Gucci (1904)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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2016
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Art & Architecture
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...Florence in 1904 . Founded by Guccio Gucci , the first shop opened in 1922 . His son, Aldo , moved to New York in 1953 and succeeded in creating new markets for the company’s products, attracting the attention of celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn , Jackie Kennedy , Grace Kelly , and Elizabeth Taylor . In the 1960s the double ‘G’ trademark, designed by Aldo’s son Paolo , soon became a byword for high fashion in both the USA and Europe. However, following 1977 Paolo’s rise to vice‐presidency and managing directorships of Gucci Shops Inc. and Gucci...

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 ...

Westerns

Westerns   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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...are more than one hundred Web sites dedicated to John Wayne , who was born Marion Michael Morrison . Although westerns seem like a man's world, many women starred (and sometimes stole the show) in western films: Jane Russell in Howard Hughes's The Outlaw ( 1948 ), Grace Kelly in High Noon ( 1952 ), Marlene Dietrich in Fritz Lang's Rancho Notorious ( 1952 ), Joan Crawford in Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar ( 1954 ), and Marilyn Monroe in Otto Preminger's River of No Return ( 1954 ). Many westerns had an international audience, and a few...

Monarchy

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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...in Ottawa, Canada, during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Both princesses attended the Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa. As a recognition of Canada's having provided wartime refuge, the Netherlands sends twenty-five thousand tulips to Ottawa each spring. Grace Kelly ( 1929–1982 ) was a Hollywood actress who starred in Westerns (such as Fred Zinnemann's High Noon , 1952 ) and in several films by Alfred Hitchcock (including Rear Window , 1954 ). With her 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier Grimaldi III of Monaco, a small...

English National Ballet

English National Ballet   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...United States and Canada, a mixture of one-night performances in small cities and seasons in major cities. The company's most important overseas season came in 1956 , when it was invited to participate in the celebrations marking the marriage of Prince Rainier of Monaco to Grace Kelly . In Monaco it performed Harald Lander 's Études with Toni Lander , Flemming Flindt , and John Gilpin in the principal roles, during a gala televised internationally through the Eurovision network. This created a demand for further overseas touring and revived the...

Princess Grace Irish Library

Princess Grace Irish Library   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

...Grace Irish Library . A library founded in Monaco in 1984 as a memorial to Princess Grace ( 1929–82 ) and her attachment to her Irish roots; before marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956 she had been the US film star Grace Kelly . The library shares a building with the Princess Grace Foundation in the city of Monaco, and provides a comprehensive biographical and bibliographical...

Grace

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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2006
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102 words

...particularly popular in Scotland and northern England (borne, for example, by Grace Darling , the lighthouse keeper's daughter whose heroism in 1838 , saving sailors in a storm, caught the popular imagination). In more recent times it was famous as the name of the actress Grace Kelly ( 1928–82 ), who became Princess Grace of Monaco. In Ireland it is used as an Anglicized form of Gráinne...

Mika

Mika   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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496 words

...format in order to be eligible for the combined (physical and download) singles chart. The media hype by now surrounding the artist no doubt helped his cause, with ‘Grace Kelly’ duly progressing from the number 3 slot to number 1 to become the second track in UK chart history (after Gnarls Barkley ’s ‘Crazy’) to reach the top on download sales only. The multi-coloured pop acrobatics of ‘Grace Kelly’ were repeated to great effect on Mika’s debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion , which followed in February. ALBUMS Life In Cartoon Motion (Casablanca/Island 2007) ٭...

High Society

High Society   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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511 words

...with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart, was released by MGM in 1956. Apart from some changes in characterization and locales, John Patrick’s screenplay, which was set in swanky Newport, Rhode Island, stayed fairly close to the original and concerns Tracey Lord (Grace Kelly), who is set to marry an insufferable snob, George Ketteridge (John Lund), when her former husband, C.K. Dexter Haven ( Bing Crosby ), returns to his house next door, ostensibly to organize a jazz festival. This situation is further complicated by the arrival of Mike Connor (...

Polcer Ed

Polcer Ed   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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284 words

...he played the xylophone. He began playing cornet semi-professionally while studying engineering at university. The band there, Princeton’s very own Stan Rubin’s Tigertown Five, had the distinction of playing both at Carnegie Hall and at the 1956 wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly in Monaco. In the 50s Polcer played in New York’s clubland, returning there permanently after military service in the early 60s. Although gigging regularly at Jimmy Ryan’s, the Metropole and other clubs, he remained a semi-pro, continuing his simultaneous business career....

LeGarde Twins

LeGarde Twins   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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495 words

...to the USA where, under ‘ Colonel’ Tom Parker ’s management, they worked in Las Vegas and even appeared in television’s Star Trek . They recorded for numerous labels and in 1978, as the Le Gardes, they achieved a minor hit with ‘True Love’ (a cover of the 1956 Bing Crosby /Grace Kelly pop hit) on Raindrop. A further minor hit came in 1978, with ‘I Can Almost Touch The Feeling’ on 4 Star. In 1980, as the Legarde Twins, they achieved a minor hit, ‘Daddy’s Making Records In Nashville’, for Invitation 101. In 1987, they were awarded Hall Of Fame status at...

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