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Old 10-15-2009, 10:53 PM
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Wow What a lovely place. the articles are really fab very interesting reading it must be beautiful over there at the Autumn time of year!
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:11 AM
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Grace Levine seated on the floor with her royal relations.

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...Picture681.jpg
I love this picture!
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the information Agogo!
I hope stay there one day. Where´s it located, PA?
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for the information Agogo!
I hope stay there one day. Where´s it located, PA?
Sweetwater Farm, Brandywine Valley Bed and Breakfast
50 Sweetwater Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342-1709

Yes - in PA, just use mapquest.com or another site that finds locations. You can see that Sweetwater Farms is located about 30 miles south east of the city of Philadelphia.
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The new issue of Philadelphia Magazine (Jan. 2010) has a photo of a Chris Le Vine escorting Virginia Le Vine at a Charity Ball for Debutantes of the Main Line...I assume they are related...?

I think so, this obit seems to match with the people I saw in the mag:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/phi...&pid=136417291
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:29 PM
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The new issue of Philadelphia Magazine (Jan. 2010) has a photo of a Chris Le Vine escorting Virginia Le Vine at a Charity Ball for Debutantes of the Main Line...I assume they are related...?

I think so, this obit seems to match with the people I saw in the mag:

ELIZABETH LeVINE Death Notice: ELIZABETH LeVINE’s Obituary by the Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News.


Yes, Virginia is a daughter of Chris Le Vine. I actually found out that all 3 of D. Christopher Levine (son of Lizanne)'s kids have facebook:

Chris Jr: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468110198

Kelly: Kelly Le Vine | Facebook

Virginia "Ginna": http://www.facebook.com/ginna.levine?ref=sgm

I hope the links work for everyone! :)
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:25 PM
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Here's some photos from the debutante ball of the Le Vine's, if anyone is curious...

Social Circuit, Dec. 2, 2009 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/02/2009
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I see that Chris Jr. attends F&M college in Lancaster Pa where I live!! F&M is right down the street from where I work. Both of his sisters are gorgeous!
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Is in this video the girl on 4:05 Grace Levine?

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That certainly does look like her!
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Grace did NOT graduate from college, never had a real job. Married Packer in the early 80s. Divorced HIM. Bought the B&B in PA. Packer then married Grace's cousin, Meg Davis,daughter of Peggy Kelly, Grace Kellys' sister. Meg Davis left HER husband, Richard Roe, to marry Packer. Grace Levine never had any children. Her brother, Chris, married Vickie McNeill, the Tylenol queen. They have a daughter, Kelly Levine. Grace Levine died from cancer...no real mystery there.
I read in a magazine article that Christopher Kelly (brother of Grace Levine) and his wife Vickie have three children. Does anyone know of they have one or three? Perhaps she had children from a prior marriage? I don't know.

Also, does anyone know if John B Kelly III (first cousin to Grace and Christopher Levine) is married? If so, how many children does he have? I read about him in a people magazine article, published just after the death of Princess Grace. J B Kelly III was a law student and engaged to a classmate. They had just announced their engagement and received a letter from Princess Grace written weeks before her death.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:51 AM
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I read in a magazine article that Christopher Kelly (brother of Grace Levine) and his wife Vickie have three children. Does anyone know of they have one or three? Perhaps she had children from a prior marriage? I don't know.

Also, does anyone know if John B Kelly III (first cousin to Grace and Christopher Levine) is married? If so, how many children does he have? I read about him in a people magazine article, published just after the death of Princess Grace. J B Kelly III was a law student and engaged to a classmate. They had just announced their engagement and received a letter from Princess Grace written weeks before her death.
Children of Christopher & Vicki Le Vine:
Chris Jr: Chris Le Vine | Facebook
Kelly: Kelly Le Vine | Facebook
Virginia "Ginna": http://www.facebook.com/ginna.levine?ref=sgm

John B Kelly III is married to Karen Spencer and they have 2 children: Katherine & Nicholas.

I found all of this through google :)
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:03 PM
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thank you missmandyberry, could you share the facebook link of john´s children?
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Those three kids are Lizanne's grandchildren, her son is Christopher.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:26 AM
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yes, but Christopher Jr. is her grandson, very friendly guy.
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Not trying to stir the pot but is it possible that her death has something to do with drugs or something else that is considered taboo so the family has kept it all very secretive?
Grace Levine and her family were my neighbors and friends for 20yrs in Gladwyne, PA where we all grew up.. She died in of cancer in 1999 after a very brief illness.. Her death and funeral was kept very private.. She was the most beautifull girl, and always so sweet, whenever I would see her.. I often look up to the ' Heavens ' and say hello to her, while walking on the beach, and talking to her in a dream last night was so real, that I just had to come here, so many years later.. She is still missed by so many!

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There was one of many articles I read about the Oct. Princess Grace awards and the picture of the 2 girls are of his 2 nieces, they were either Grace Levine's children or her brother Chris's children. Also, Grace Levine was born in May of 56 which would have made her 50 this year.
Grace and Chris were my neighbors and friends growing up in Gladwyne, Pa.. Grace married but never had any children before her untimely death.. I believe Chris and Vicky have three(3) beautifull girls.. She was the most beautifull girl, and a really sweet person as well.. Chris and his parents, Lizanne and Don were equally as nice! I often enjoyed running into them at the races.. Her mom was always so gracious, and her dad was a classy man, who always stood out in a crowd.. They are all missed by so many!
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I am stunned to just learn that Grave LeVine is dead! While a student at the Sorbonne during 1976-1977, I dated Grace for a while. (We met at a party on December 4, 1976 in Paris.) She was always going off to Switzerland and Monaco with Caroline and others for vacations. She spoke French far better than I did at that time.

In my possession somewhere, I have a late 1970s newspaper article about her and Caroline, which also showed how pretty the two of them looked. I also have full-color photographs of her taken by a mutual friend of ours who met Grace in the 1990s at her B&B and wrote up a travel story on her. When I find these photos and the article, I can make them available by scanned copies for anyone who has a true interest in them.

While living in the South of France, I met Prince Albert in the 1990s at a 4th of July celebration in front of the Stars N' Bars, which was just then becoming the huge success it is now. I later saw & spoke with Albert again on the US. 6th Fleet command ship during the 700th Anniversary celebrations of the Grimaldi Dynasty. Albert always spoke fondly of his cousin.

One last comment: After my return from France and my studies there in 1977, I saw a special about Grace Kelly on American television. It showed Grace Kelly when was a baby, a child, a preteen, and on up in years until the time of her death. When I saw Grace Kelly's image when she was 21 years old, my jaw dropped! She looked just like the Grace LeVine I had been dating in Paris at age 20-21! The resemblance was uncanny.
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Thanks for your personal input. There are not many of us left who knew Grace Levine in the late seventies. I'd love to see your scanned copies of photos and article. I have always thought Grace Levine to be an exceptional young woman; not in the same sense as her cousin Caroline. She always had this unassuming behavior, not shy, not lacking in self-confidence, just a reserved personality. On the U. of Penn campus she stood out because she dressed with that "je ne sais quoi" that is attributed to French women, but her features were so gorgeous, so translucent, that she almost looked unreal. This combination of simplicity and elegance, aristocratic features in a very youthful face was something to behold. At that age, she was indeed Princess Grace's clone.
Make sure Midnight Satellite reads your post. He is inexhaustible when it comes to talking about Grace Levine.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:47 PM
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Please, scan that pics! I can´t put a face on her!!!
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I knew Billy and Grace in the early 1990s. Billy was in his early 40s. His father/family business had made money in oil. Grace and Billy lived in a large house in Gladwyne at the time. As a side note, their house was used in the filiming of Rocky III (I believe it was III). Here's the house: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/10...9966541_zpid/#
It's shown at the beginning of the movie - Rocky gives a press conference and then goes home. They show his car pulling up to the exterior of the house. Then one or two interior scenes are shown with large fish tanks.

Billy and his friends were in their early 40s at the time and still partying like they were in their 20s. Billy and Grace had many great dinner parties which ended going into all night parties with lots of drinking, drugs, and sex.

At the time, Billy was having an affair with Meg. I'd sit at dinner parties with Billy, Grace, Richard Roe (Meg's husband at the time) and Meg. I knew, and many others knew, that Billy and Meg were having an affair. I don't know if Grace and Richard knew and chose to ignore it.

When Meg's mother passed away in 1992, Meg was left quite a bit of money, and she left her husband Richard.

Shortly after Meg left her husband, Billy left Grace to be with Meg and he and Meg lived together at a guest house on Packer Sr.'s estate in Blue Bell. The estate was located on the northeast side of East Skippack Pike between Butler Pike and Sheaff Lane. Eventually Packer Sr. sold the estate. Part was left as a large estate and part was developed into single family homes. I believe the street name was Dorsan Way (where the single family homes were built). Packer Sr. then moved into the home in Gladwayn.

Billy was quite a partier/philander and his personality too strong/overbearing for Grace. Grace drank a lot at that time probably to escape the whole situation. She eventually died of liver cancer. I did see Grace once in the later 90s. She was still abusing drugs at the time. It was somewhat common that women in these wealthy families to have too much time on their hands and turn to drinking/drugs.

Meg was older than Grace and a stonger personality. She was a force to be reckoned with and could deal with Billy. Meg was also more of an athlete and excellent golfer and was better suited for Billy who also golfed. Here's a recent photo of them I found online at an event for one of Meg's sons (with Richard): http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/article/58496

Grace was quite a striking beauty, as was Meg. Grace's brother Chris was actually modeling in the 1990s.

Grace was very kind and opened her house to many great friends. It's tragic the way her life ended.
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