Betty Grable

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

(1916-12-18)December 18, 1916
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)
(divorced)
Harry James (m. 1943–1965)
(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 was an American actress, dancer, singer, and model, famous for her legs. 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]

Movies[change | change source]

She appeared in many movies:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Justin (2008). "The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs". A Betty Grable Biography. Betty Grable Inc.
  2. "Frank Powolny" (Obituaries). The New York Times. Valencia. AP. 1986-01-11. (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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