After embarking on an acting career in 1950, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which she won the Oscar for best actress in 1955. On April 18, 1956, Kelly married prince Rainier III of Monaco. Kelly then retired from acting at to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children. Kelly died on September 14, 1982 after suffering a stroke she lost control of her automobile and crashed. Her daughter, Princess Stephanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.
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