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.