Remembering Grace Kelly and Her Time in Ocean City

The princess and actress spent much time in her family's home in Ocean City.

Headlines around the world reported the news 30 years ago on Sept. 14, 1982: Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries she suffered in a car crash the day before.

This photograph of the Kelly women was on the front page of The Sentinel-Ledger on Sept. 17, 1982 above this headline: “City mourns death of friend.”

The picture was taken during the summer of 1955 by Al Senior. From left are: Peggy, mother Margaret, Grace and Lizanne.

The article, written by Margie Bowen, quoted Ocean City Beach Patrol Hall of Famer T. John Carey: “People just thought of her as one of the people that grew up here. She was always the same person, in no way changed at all, never staging.”

The Ocean City Historical Museum will remember Grace Kelly on Friday, Oct. 12 in the Library Lecture Room at 6 p.m. The evening will include the showing of “Dial M for Murder” beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 609-399-1801.  

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Robert McKenna, MIKE September 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM
A wonderful, talented woman who died years before her time. I remember her through a child's recollection, and my little brother used to play with Princess Caroline building sand castles that my friend and me, loved to step on.... Those were the days.
matt cairnes October 09, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Grow Up Mike !
Robert McKenna, MIKE October 09, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Unfortunately, I did grow up, and I never appreciated the saying, "youth was wasted on the young," until I grew much older. I will always cherish my fond memories of my childhood summers in Ocean City.
matt cairnes October 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Sorry Robert my comment was not in response to yours
Robert McKenna, MIKE October 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM
No problem Matt, although I was a little taken aback by what I thought was a harmless story unless of course, you are a sand castle aficionado.


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