An interesting reveal…

…that came out of my recent foray into duet teams

In 1956 Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby’s rendition of “True Love” from the very cool film — High Society — was released as a single and became wildly popular.

They used the actual film soundtrack for the recording of Cole Porter’s classic number and “True Love” screamed up the charts eventually hitting #5.

Though not known as a vocal talent…

…(and to be sure her contribution to the “True Love” duet is as much visual as auditory), I thought it was cool to surface the Bing-Grace chart hit while rooting around the duo corner of the American Song Book.

Singing prowess aside, there’s no arguing Grace Kelly’s beauty and acting chops. Grace left the movie business at the peak of her career, but made her mark with a short but amazing array of film classics.

Included in Ms Kelly’s filmography are three of my all time favorite films … High Noon with Gary Cooper, High Society with Bing and Frank Sinatra, and Grace’s best movie in my opinion, her third (and final) Hitchcock film — To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant.

So…

…even though she was not a big player on the stage of popular standards, lets celebrate Grace Kelly’s birthday and her wonderful but sadly truncated career and life with her contribution to the Great American Song Book … Grace Kelly’s “True Love” duet with Bing Crosby:

Happy Birthday Grace!

 

 

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