TCM Pays Tribute to Grace Kelly in November
[Press Release – Released by TCM]
Turner Classic Movies Pays Tribute to Grace Kelly in November To Celebrate the Beloved Actress’ 80th Birthday
Film Salute Airs Each Thursday in November, Beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)
Model, stage actress, film star and princess: Grace Kelly is fondly remembered as one of the most beautiful and dignified performers ever to grace the Silver Screen. This November, in honor of what would have been the actress’ 80th birthday, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate her life and work by presenting all of her feature films, as well as a television special. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will guide viewers through her fascinating career and outstanding performances each Thursday night in November, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET).
Within TCM’s STAR OF THE MONTH: GRACE KELLY collection is the actress’ Oscar®-winning performance as the plain and resentful wife of an alcoholic in The Country Girl (1954 – Nov. 12 at midnight), as well as the three consecutive films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starting with Dial M for Murder (1954 – Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.). Hitchcock unintentionally played matchmaker when he cast Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955 – Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.), which was set on the French Riviera, where she met her husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco. After starring as a princess in The Swan (1956 – Nov. 26 at midnight), Kelly retired to take on her new role as Princess Grace of Monaco, although she did serve on the board of directors for 20th Century-Fox from 1976 to 1981. Kelly died in a car accident in 1982.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the son of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, has voiced an on-air tribute piece dedicated to Grace Kelly’s film career that will run throughout the month. His Highness is the vice chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. The Foundation’s annual Awards Gala and fundraiser, is in New York on Wednesday, October 21, at Cipriani 42nd Street. This is the Foundation’s highest profile event held in the presence of H. S. H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and is attended by prominent celebrities in the arts. This year’s Gala chairs are Dee and Tommy Hilfiger. For more information please visit www.pgfusa.org.
The following is a complete schedule for TCM’s STAR OF THE MONTH: GRACE KELLY festival:
Thursday, Nov. 5
8 p.m. Fourteen Hours (1951)
10 p.m. High Noon (1952)
11:30 p.m. Mogambo (1953)
Thursday, Nov. 12
8 p.m. Dial M for Murder (1954)
10 p.m. Rear Window (1954)
Midnight The Country Girl (1954)
Thursday, Nov. 19
8 p.m. Green Fire (1954)
10 p.m. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Midnight The Rockingham Tea Set (1950) television special
1 a.m. The Kill (1952) television special
Thursday, Nov. 26
8 p.m. To Catch a Thief (1955)
10 p.m. High Society (1956)
Midnight The Swan (1956)
Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network celebrating 15 years of presenting great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 80 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, along with hosting a wealth of materials at its Web site, www.tcm.com. TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.
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