Hollywood Screen Legends: A Tribute to Grace Kelly & Kirk Douglas

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Program Type: Lecture
Age Group: Adults

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with Richard Knox

Grace Kelly was 20 when she appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions. In 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in Mogambo which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She had leading roles in several films, including The Country Girl with Bing Crosby, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.  

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 movies.  He appeared in more than 90 films and expanded his talents to include directing and producing.