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Betty Grable
Betty Grable 20th Century Fox.jpg
Grable's famous pin-up poster
Born
Elizabeth Ruth Grable

December 18, 1916(1916-12-18)
DiedJuly 2, 1973(1973-07-02) (aged 56)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Resting placeInglewood Park Cemetery, California, US
NationalityAmerican
Other namesFrances Dean
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active1929-1956
Spouse(s)Jackie Coogan (m. 1937–1939) «start: (1937)–end+1: (1940)»"Marriage: Jackie Coogan to Betty Grable" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Betty_Grable) (divorced)
Harry James (m. 1943–1965) «start: (1943)–end+1: (1966)»"Marriage: Harry James to Betty Grable" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Betty_Grable) (divorced)
Partner(s)Bob Remick (?-1973, her death)
Children2 daughters
Parent(s)John Grable
Lillian (née Hoffmann)

Betty Grable (18 December 1916– 2 July 1973) was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable in St. Louis, Missouri. She insured her legs for $1,000,000.

Her swimsuit photo made her the number 1 pin-up girl during World War II. Her photo later appeared in LIFE magazine's "100 Photos that Changed the World".[1][2]

She was awarded a star (a metal award plaque set in sidewalk cement) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She died of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California at age 56.[1]

Films

She appeared in many movies:

  • (year) title
  • (1929) Happy Days
  • (1930) Let's Go Places
  • (1930) New Movietone Follies of 1930
  • (1930) Whoopee!
  • (1931) Kiki
  • (1931) Palmy Days
  • (1932) The Greeks Had a Word for Them
  • (1932) Probation
  • (1932) The Age of Consent
  • (1932) Hold 'Em Jail
  • (1932) The Kid from Spain
  • (1933) Cavalcade
  • (1933) Child of Manhattan
  • (1933) Melody Cruise
  • (1933) What Price Innocence?
  • (1933) The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
  • (1934) Student Tour
  • (1934) By Your Leave
  • (1935) The Nitwits
  • (1935) Old Man Rhythm
  • (1936) Collegiate
  • (1936) Follow the Fleet
  • (1936) Don't Turn 'em Loose
  • (1936) Pigskin Parade
  • (1937) This Way Please
  • (1937) Thrill of a Lifetime
  • (1938) College Swing
  • (1938) Give Me a Sailor
  • (1938) Campus Confessions
  • (1939) Man About Town
  • (1939) Million Dollar Legs
  • (1939) The Day the Bookies Wept
  • (1940) Down Argentine Way
  • (1940) Tin Pan Alley
  • (1941) Moon Over Miami
  • (1941) A Yank in the RAF
  • (1941) I Wake Up Screaming
  • (1942) Song of the Islands
  • (1942) Footlight Serenade
  • (1942) Springtime in the Rockies
  • (1943) Coney Island
  • (1943) Sweet Rosie O'Grady
  • (1944) Four Jills in a Jeep
  • (1944) Pin Up Girl
  • (1945) Diamond Horseshoe
  • (1945) The Dolly Sisters
  • (1946) Do You Love Me
  • (1947) The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  • (1947) Mother Wore Tights
  • (1948) That Lady in Ermine
  • (1948) When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • (1949) The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
  • (1950) Wabash Avenue
  • (1950) My Blue Heaven
  • (1951) Call Me Mister
  • (1951) Meet Me After the Show
  • (1953) The Farmer Takes a Wife
  • (1953) How to Marry a Millionaire
  • (1955) Three for the Show
  • (1955) How to Be Very, Very Popular

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs". A Betty Grable Biography. Betty Grable Inc.. 2008. http://bettygrable.net/bio. 
  2. "Frank Powolny". Obituaries (Valencia). 1986-01-11. http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/11/obituaries/frank-powolny.html. "(Powolny) was best known for the pin-up of Miss Grable that many G.I.'s carried during World War II. The photo showed the actress in swimsuit and pumps, peeking coyly over her shoulder.". 

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