Betty Grable

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Ruth Grable
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/18/1916, Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: 07/02/1973
  • Profession: Actor; dancer; singer
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Betty Grable Fast Facts:
  • Began performing in chorus lines at 13 (under the legal age); she was fired when her true age was discovered.
  • Signed by Samuel Goldwyn in 1931; appeared in industrial films and shorts under the alias Frances Dean.
  • Her trademark was her famous legs, which MGM insured with Lloyd's of London for $1 million. 
  • Her 1943 bathing-suit photo was a favorite of soldiers during World War II.
  • Retired from films after making 1955's How to Be Very, Very Popular; continued her career on stage, most famously in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway.
  • Betty Grable Relationships:
  • Harry James - Ex-husband
  • Jackie Coogan - Ex-husband
  • John Conn Grable - Father
  • Marjorie L. Grable - Sister
  • Victoria James - Daughter
  • Lillian Rose Hofmann Grable - Mother
  • Jessica James - Daughter
  • John Karl Grable - Brother

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