bettyswhite:

                            Happy 90th Birthday Lauren Bacall

                      16th September 1924 - 12th August 2014 

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. When you have nothing but dreams, that’s all you think about, all that matters, all that takes you away from humdrummery - the fact that your mother was working too hard and didn’t have enough in her own life, that your grandmother, loving though she was, wanted you to get a decent job to help your mother, that you didn’t have enough money to do anything you wanted to do even but a lousy coat for $17.96. Dreams were better - that was where my hope lay- I’d hang on to them, never let go. They were my own”    

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thisfalconwhite:

On this day in history…
14 September 1982: Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, dies.

Grace Kelly was born 12 November 1929. After working in both theater and television, Grace eventually began acting in movies in the 1950s. She was an almost immediate success, and, after only two years in film, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mogambo (1953). A year later, Alfred Hitchcock cast her in Dial M for Murder, a film that was both a critical and financial success. That same year she starred in two more movies, Rear Window and Country Girl, and the latter landed her an Oscar for Best Actress. Grace continued to act in films until 1956, when she met and married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The royal wedding was an elaborate affair, and it was broadcasted live to an audience of over 30 million viewers. Grace’s wedding dress, designed by Helen Rose, took six weeks and thirty-six seamstresses to create. Grace and Ranier had three children, Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie. As Princess of Monaco, Grace founded many charitable organizations, including AMADE Mondiale and the Princess Grace Foundation. On 13 September 1982, Grace and her daughter, Stephanie, were involved in an automobile accident. While driving to their home in Monaco, Grace suffered a stroke and drove the car off the mountainside road. Although Grace was found alive and brought to a hospital, she died on 14 September. Stephanie survived the accident, though she received a cervical fracture. Grace was buried in St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco. Prince Rainier did not remarry after his wife’s death, and he was buried beside her after his death in 2005.

thisfalconwhite:

On this day in history…

14 September 1982: Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, dies.

Grace Kelly was born 12 November 1929. After working in both theater and television, Grace eventually began acting in movies in the 1950s. She was an almost immediate success, and, after only two years in film, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mogambo (1953). A year later, Alfred Hitchcock cast her in Dial M for Murder, a film that was both a critical and financial success. That same year she starred in two more movies, Rear Window and Country Girl, and the latter landed her an Oscar for Best Actress. Grace continued to act in films until 1956, when she met and married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The royal wedding was an elaborate affair, and it was broadcasted live to an audience of over 30 million viewers. Grace’s wedding dress, designed by Helen Rose, took six weeks and thirty-six seamstresses to create. Grace and Ranier had three children, Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie. As Princess of Monaco, Grace founded many charitable organizations, including AMADE Mondiale and the Princess Grace Foundation. On 13 September 1982, Grace and her daughter, Stephanie, were involved in an automobile accident. While driving to their home in Monaco, Grace suffered a stroke and drove the car off the mountainside road. Although Grace was found alive and brought to a hospital, she died on 14 September. Stephanie survived the accident, though she received a cervical fracture. Grace was buried in St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco. Prince Rainier did not remarry after his wife’s death, and he was buried beside her after his death in 2005.

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