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Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987)

A biography of American actress Grace Kelly from her early days as an aspiring actress to her death as Princess of Monaco.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herself (plays baseball) (archive footage)
Narrator (voice)
Jean Dalrymple ...
Herself - Roommate
Himself (co-star)
Herself (co-star)
Jay Kanter ...
Himself (agent)
Himself (producer)
Nadia LaCoste ...
Lizanne Le Vine ...
Herself (sister)
Earl Ma ...
Delbert Mann ...
Himself (director)
Judy Balaban ...
Herself (as Judy Balaban Quine)
John Strauss ...


An affectionately nostalgic look at the life and career of American icon Grace Kelly, the product of a Philadelphia family who became a film actress in the early 50s. Her meteoric rise resulted in roles opposite Hollywood's elite leading men and culminated in a 1954 Oscar for "The Country Girl." Whole filming Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "To Catch a Thief" with Cary grant on the Riviera, she met and fell in love with Prince Ranier of Monaco and worldwide icon until her tragic death in 1982. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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1987 (USA)  »

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Grace Kelly: The American Princess - An Intimate Portrait  »

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James Stewart: She made as good a princess as she was a movie actress... even better.
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References Marnie (1964) See more »


Yankee Doodle Dandy
Written by George M. Cohan
Heard as theme under Kelly home movies
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Nice Look at Kelly
21 January 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another very good and highly entertaining documentary with this one focusing on the life and career of Grace Kelly who would end up winning an Oscar, taking Hollywood by storm and becoming a real life Princess. James Stewart, Louis Jourdan, Katy Jurado, Stanley Kramer, Delbert Mann and many others are on hand offering up their thoughts on Kelly as an actress and how she handled the pressure of being a Princess.

If you're a fan of Kelly then you should really enjoy this documentary as it contains clips from her movies, many newsreels as well as interviews with those who knew her the best. There's a lot of great footage on display here but the highlight are certainly the interviews and especially those with Stewart and Kramer.

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