Grace (Kelly) de Monaco

Grace Patricia (Kelly) de Monaco (1929 - 1982)

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Princess Grace Patricia "Gratia Patricia" de Monaco formerly Kelly aka Grimaldi
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Wife of [private husband (1920s - 2000s)]
Wife of — married in Principality of Monacomap
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Mother of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Principality of Monacomap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Mar 2012 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
13:06: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Grace Patricia (Kelly) de Monaco (1929-1982). [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Grace (Kelly) de Monaco is Notable.

Grace Patricia Kelly (Fürstin Gracia Patricia von Monaco) * Philadelphia 12.11.1929, + Monaco 14.9.1982 oo Monaco 19.4.1956 Rainier III. Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Fürst von Monaco, * Monaco 31.5.1923

Princess of Monaco.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on November 12, 1929, Grace Kelly became a popular actress in the 1950s, starring in movies such as Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" (1954), "To Catch a Thief" (1955) and "The Swan" (1956). She gained even greater fame after having starred in the film "The Country Girl" (1954), for which she won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actress.

After something of a whirlwind romance, she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in April 1956, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. She became the first American citizen to marry a reigning European monarch. The couple had three children, all still living, including their son, Albert II Grimaldi, currently the reigning Prince of Monaco.

Grace (Kelly) Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco, died in Monaco after having been in a car accident on September 14, 1982. She was 52 years old.

Her father, John Brendan "Jack" Kelly, was a champion sculler who won three Olympic gold medals as part of the U.S. rowing team. A self-made millionaire, he owned one of the most successful brick businesses on the East Coast. Her mother, Margaret Katherine Majer, was the first coach of women's athletic teams at the University of Pennsylvania. Grace Kelly was the third of their four children and was named after her father's sister, who died at a very young age.

The arts held a prominent place in the Kelly family. Her uncles Walter C. Kelly, a vaudevillian performer, and George Kelly, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, both had a huge affect on her. It was George who later encouraged his niece to pursue a full-time acting career, mentoring her through her rise in Hollywood.


  • Heinz-Jürgen Mannhardt: Sind die Mannhardts mit der Fürstin Gracia Patricia von Monaco verwandt?. In:Mannhardtscher Familienbrief, Heft 13, 2004 unter Berufung auf C.F. Kaufholz: Die deutschen Ahnen der Fürstin von Monaco, Grace Patricia geb. Kelly. Genealogie 13.Jgg. (Bd. 7), S. 1, (1964); Ahnenliste Helena Linnich, In: Mannhardtscher Familienbrief Nr. 6 (1997), S. 25

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On 1 Jan 2018 at 04:22 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Kelly-3245 and Kelly-2467 appear to represent the same person because: Both are for Grace Kelly Grimaldi.

On 29 Dec 2017 at 12:22 GMT Cynthia (Edgemon) Rushing wrote:

Her ancestors appear to be from Ireland, possibly someone with knowledge of that area could help add to her ancestor list. She’s not yet linking to the overall Wikitree.

On 12 Nov 2014 at 02:04 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Grace (Kelly) de Monaco is notable.
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On 15 Sep 2014 at 00:49 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Find out more at the Global Family Reunion project

On 20 Jul 2014 at 02:41 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Ed ~ We would like to fix this profile up for a project !

Grace is 32 degrees from Rosa Parks, 25 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 11 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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