According to Grace Bradley`s memoirs, when she was 12 years old, she fell in love with William Boyd after seeing him in The Volga Boatman.She starts collecting articles about him in movie magazines. She fantasizes that someday she will marry him. In 1931, a talent scout from Paramount Pictures sees Grace dancing in a New York cabaret and offers her a screen test. She is immediately signed to a contract with Paramount and moves to Hollywood with her mother. She still thinks of William Boyd, but makes no attempt to contact him after she is living in Hollywood. In 1937, her phone rings and the voice on the other end says, `This is William Boyd. May I speak to Grace Bradley?` Grace is shocked and thinks someone is playing a joke on her until she hears the famous Bill Boyd laugh, then she knows it is the real thing. Three weeks later to the day, they are married.
12 September 1972
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