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Old 07-11-2007, 01:39 PM
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Kelly genes??? Hard to believe this lady is Ann Kelly, Princess Grace's cousin.
She lives in Ireland. Weekly DIVAeDONNA has an interview with her.

Ann Kelly
Thanks for the photo but could you please tell us what it says?
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:44 AM
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It says:

Ann Kelly has created in her hotel in Pontoon Bridge a little living room dedicated to her cousin Grace.

Then it says ( referred to the other page which does not appear in the photo) :
Prince Albert last days walking hand in hand with South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock.
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:39 AM
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In a nutshell the whole article says that the author went to Ireland in order to meet some of the Kelly relatives, in order to trace Princess Grace's ancestry. So she addressed to a genealogy research office in Sligo county owned by Ms. Susan Keller. Then she was sent to a little hotel overlooking the Pontoon Bridge bay, that is owned by Mr. Brendan Geary and his wife Ann Kelly. The couple has 5 children.

One of the hotel living rooms located on the ground floor/1st floor has been turned into sort of a Grace Kelly "museum" by her cousin Ann.
The room has some beautiful portraits of Princess Grace on its wall, along with some pages of papers about the visit Prince Rainier and Princess Grace payed to the "Kelly Land" and some letters Grace herself worte to her cousin Ann. There's also a letter from Prince Albert, whom Ann Kelly applied to get his permission in order to dedicate this room to his mother.

Mrs. Kely said she did, because she's always regretted that the media worldwide have always focused Grace's life in the U.S.A and in Monaco, whilst they seldom mentioned the land where her family comes from.
She recalls that she applied to the genealogy center to find out more about her family, so she could trace her family history back to a common ancestor.

In the meanwhile Grace was doing the same, after becoming the Princess of Monaco, that's how Grace got in touch with her Irish cousin, and started to correspond with her.

Later Ann met Grace and Rainier, when they went on a visit to Mayo county. Ann says that she was deeply stirred, and so were Grace and Rainier, while Ann showed them the places Grace had always heard of when she was a child. Besides she says that Grace wasn't absoultely so cold and distant as she appeared inpublic, but was a very sensitive and understanding lady.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:59 AM
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I think Ann Kelly looks like grace's father but a different shape nose. She also has the wide kelly jawline.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:56 AM
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Grace and her sisiter in New Jersey, early 80s I think:

http://i11.tinypic.com/4plwd8h.jpg
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:31 PM
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Grace and her sisiter in New Jersey, early 80s I think:

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They appear to have the same cheekbones & the way they hold themselves.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:46 PM
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Chris Levine is the one we see at many events in Monaco, correct? He's quite handsome! I gather that he and Prince Albert remained close throughout their lives, which is probably why we recognize him at so many events.
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Chris Levine is the one we see at many events in Monaco, correct? He's quite handsome! I gather that he and Prince Albert remained close throughout their lives, which is probably why we recognize him at so many events.
He is also on the board of the Princess Grace Foundation.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:45 PM
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Grace and her sisiter in New Jersey, early 80s I think:

http://i11.tinypic.com/4plwd8h.jpg
For me, Grace's smile here is like Caroline's, wide and full. And Peggy's eyes remind me of Stephanie's, piercing.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:04 AM
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Can you help me to complete the Kelly family tree?

1. Margaret (Peggy)
1.1 Magaret (Meg) + Richard Roe
1.1.1 Richard (godson of Caroline)
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.2 Lee

2. John Brendan +

3 Grace + Rainier
3.1 Caroline + Philippe Junot + Stefano Casiraghi + Ernst v Hannover
3.1.1 Andrea
3.1.2 Charlotte
3.1.3 Pierre
3.1.4 Alexandra
3.2 Albert
3.3 Stephanie + Daniel Ducruet
3.3.1 Louis
3.3.2 Pauline
3.3.3 Camille

4. Elizabeth Anne (Lizanne) + Donald Levine
4.1 Grace
4.2 Christopher
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:07 AM
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A little bit more information found on this site

1. Margaret (Peggy)
1.1 Magaret (Meg) + Richard Roe + Packer (same as Grace Levine married)
1.1.1 Richard (godson of Caroline)
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.2 Lee

2. John Brendan + Mary

3 Grace + Rainier
3.1 Caroline + Philippe Junot + Stefano Casiraghi + Ernst v Hannover
3.1.1 Andrea
3.1.2 Charlotte
3.1.3 Pierre
3.1.4 Alexandra
3.2 Albert
3.3 Stephanie + Daniel Ducruet
3.3.1 Louis
3.3.2 Pauline
3.3.3 Camille

4. Elizabeth Anne (Lizanne) + Donald Levine
4.1 Grace + Packer
4.2 Christopher + Vicky
4.2.1 Kelly
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Thanks everyone, very interesting. I guess I never thought much about the Kelly side of the family.
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Grace's brother John Brendan had a son John Brendan (known as JB) & a daughter named Liz. I think there may have been a couple of other daughters too.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:47 PM
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A lovely pic of Kelly siblings..All smiles (ZUMA)

Kelly siblings

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^Thanks! What an attractive set of siblings they were.
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Does anyone know what Grace Levine Packer's birthdate was?
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:45 AM
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Grace's brother John Brendan had a son John Brendan (known as JB) & a daughter named Liz. I think there may have been a couple of other daughters too.
As far as I know, Grace's brother John Brendan had five daughters.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:57 PM
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Jack kelly's 2nd wife was named Sandra or Sondra, never heard anything about her after he died in 1985. The transexual he was supposedly dating was named Harlow and she had a nightclub in Phila. named Harlow's also.
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Apparently not. I will try to find the source but I remember reading that he didn't think he should have to pay a dowry for her. Nothing she did "wowed" him. Not the Oscar, not Ranier. BUT look at the millions who loved her and CONTINUE to love her today!
After reading a few books about the family...I've come to the conclusion that he was jealous of Grace. He never thought she would amount to anything...she wasn't his favorite and he always thought her accomplishments were better suited for her sister.

It's a shame...although he clearly liked the fame she brought to the Kelly family...he would've never admit any praise for Grace.

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Jack Kelly jr. "Kell" dated a transexual named Harlow who had a nightclub in Phila. It did cause a scandal as he wanted to run for mayor of Phila. in the 70's. Mrs. Kelly did not want him to run for mayor and threatend to expose his relationship with Harlow so he had no choice but to drop out of the mayor's race in Phila.. Jack's first wife's name was Mary Lee, I don't know her last name, his second wife was I believe named Sandra but again, I don't know her last name and they married in the late 70's . A good book to read about Grace is called Once Upon A Time by J. Randy Taborelli.
This little story reminds me of the plot of that new ABC show 'Dirty Sexy Money' LOL
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:06 PM
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I agree with you Zembla, I think Jack Kelly was jealous of Grace, she eclipsed him in fortune and fame. He was a very proud man and just would not or could not give her credit for anything she did since he never thought she would do much in life. I can't remember which book I read this in but he was quoted as saying "Out of all my children, Gracie was the last person I expected to support me in my old age" and then went on to say that no matter what Grace did, Peggy her sister, could do better. I'm pretty sure this was the remark he made when reporters asked him how he felt about Grace winning the Oscar for Country Girl. What a slap in the face for Grace! She must have been so hurt by that comment!
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