The Life Of Grace Kelly
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Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly,
bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an
intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of
Hollywood’s legendary actresses.
In just seven
years–from 1950 through 1956–Grace Kelly embarked on a
whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From
the principled Amy Fowler Kane in High Noon to the
thrill-seeking Frances Stevens of To Catch a Thief,
Grace established herself as one of Hollywood’s most
talented actresses and iconic beauties. Her astonishing
career lasted until her retirement at age twenty-six, when
she withdrew from stage and screen to marry a European
monarch and became a modern, working princess and mother.
Based on never-before-published or quoted interviews
with Grace and those conducted over many years with her
friends and colleagues–from costars James Stewart and Cary
Grant to director Alfred Hitchcock–as well as many documents
disclosed by her children for the first time, acclaimed
biographer Donald Spoto explores the transformation of a
convent schoolgirl to New York model, successful television
actress, Oscar-winning movie star, and beloved royal.
As the princess requested, Spoto waited twenty-five
years after her death to write this biography. Now, with
honesty and insight, High Society reveals the truth
of Grace Kelly’s personal life, the men she loved, the men
she didn’t, and what lay behind the façade of her fairy-tale
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