Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. She began her acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, and appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast in the early days of television. Kelly gained stardom from her performance in the 1953 film 'Mogambo', wich won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other films include High Noon (1952) with Gary Cooper, Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder (1954) with Ray Milland, Rear Window (1954) with James Stewart and To Catch a Thief (1955) with Cary Grant, and High Society (1956) with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. She retired from acting at the age of 26 to marry Prince Rainier and begin her duties as a princess in Monaco. She and the prince had three children. Grace Kelly died on September 14, 1982, a day after a stroke caused her to lose control of her car.