This retrospective will pay tribute to two of Hollywood’s greatest film stars, Grace Kelly (1929-1982) and Kirk Douglas (1916- ).
After embarking on an acting career when she was only 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s. In 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in Mogambo starring Clark Gable and Ava Gardner, which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. Subsequently, she had leading roles in several films, including The Country Girl (1954) with Bing Crosby, for whs. Overall he appeared in more than 90 films and expanded his talents to include directing and producing. ich her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other movies included High Noon, High Society, and three Alfred Hitchcock films: Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, and To Catch a Thief.
Kirk Douglas is one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas as well as westerns and several war movie
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