Grace Kelly was the first Hollywood (women) actress appear on U.S postage stamp.
In 1993, the USA and Monaco simultaneously released a commemorative postage stamp honoring actress Grace Kelly. However, federal law in America forbids stamps depicting foreign heads of state so instead they put her name as “Grace Kelly” while Monaco listed her with the title “Princess Grace”.
About Grace Kelly :
Grace Kelly is one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood history.
Grace was born Grace Patricia Kelly on November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States.
Grace had a successful acting career that spanned decades. Grace starred in 39 films during her time as an actress.
Grace had one sister named Elizabeth Ann (born 1933). Grace attended the Westfield College of Education and Western University of Pennsylvania where she studied English literature.
She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and received seven additional nominations at the Academy Awards for various roles she played throughout her storied career.
Grace married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 18th, 1956; they were married for eleven years until his death.
Grace was died on September 14th, 1982 at age 52 due to a car crash.
Who appeared on the best-selling commemorative postage stamp in U.S History?
Elvis Presley is an American singer, songwriter and musician who was the first person to have a stamp issued in his honor.
The postage stamp went on sale for October 1993 which would have been Elvis’s 58th birthday.
Since then it has gone on to become one of the best selling commemorative stamps in United States history with over 1 million people voting for young Elvis instead of older Vegas version that had initially made its way into nomination process.
About Elvis Presley :
The King of Rock (Elvis Presley) was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is one of the most famous singers and entertainers of all time.
Elvis had a twin brother who died before birth. His family moved to Memphis when he was 13 years old so that he could take up performing at the Louisiana Hayride radio show after his mother’s death.
Elvis became popular for his hip gyrations and suggestive songs like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock.” He also starred in 33 movies including Blue Hawaii, Viva Las Vegas, Kid Galahad and G.I Blues as well as many others over a career spanning 24 years from 1956-1978.
Elvis Presley was died on August 16th 1977.
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Who was the first native American to be honored on a U.S Stamp?
The first Native American woman to be honored on a US stamp was Pocahontas. The year she received this honor was 1907.
About Pocahontas :
Pocahontas was a Native American woman who is often referred to as the “daughter” of Powhatan, but she was actually his daughter-in-law.
Pocahontas was born around 1595 and died in England on April 5th, 1617 at the age of 21. She had no children with John Rolfe and never returned to Virginia after her capture by the English.
Pocahontas grew up among the Powhatan tribes of Virginia and was well-known within her community as a wise woman and healer.
Her father was Chief Powhatan, leader of over 30 Algonquian speaking tribes in Tsenacommacah (which means “the land between the rivers”).
Her father wanted to make sure that his daughter would be married to another chief so he could create peace between their tribes.
However, when James Smith arrived, they became friends and she helped him return home by warning him about various dangers along the way.