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Betty Grable Biography

Elizabeth Ruth Grable, popularly known as Betty Grable was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, model, and singer. During the 1930s and 1940s, her 42 films grossed more than $100 million, and she set a record of 12 consecutive years in the top 10 of box office stars. In 1946 and 1947, The U.S. Treasury Department listed her as the highest-salaried American woman; she earned more than $3 million during her career.

Betty Grable Age/Nationality

She was born on 18 December 1916 and died on 2 July 1973 when she was 56 years old.

Betty Grable Spouse(s)

In 1937, Grable married Jackie Coogan, a former child actor. Jackie was under considerable stress from a lawsuit against his parents over his childhood earnings, and this made the couple divorce in 1939.

She remarried trumpeter Harry James in 1943 and they had two daughters, Victoria Elizabeth, and Jessica. Their marriage lasted for 22 years due to rife with alcoholism and infidelity before they divorced in 1965.

Grable entered into a relationship with dancer Bob Remick, several years her junior, with whom she remained with until in 1973 when she died.

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Betty Grable Family

Grable was born to Lillian Rose (mother) and John Charles Grable (father) who was a stockbroker. She was of Dutch, English, German, and Irish ancestry.

As a child, she was pressured by her mother to become a performer. She was entered in multiple beauty contests, many of which she won or for which she achieved considerable attention. Betty suffered from a fear of crowds and sleepwalking in spite of her success.

She has two daughters: Victoria Elizabeth James, and Jessica James Harry James.

 

Betty Grable Education

From an early age, her mom groomed her for a career in show business, she motivated her daughter to sing, dance and act. When she was only 12 years old, Betty made her debut as a chorus girl in the film ‘Happy Days’ in 1929.
Her mom made her attend the Hollywood Professional School and learned dancing from the Ernest Blecher Academy. She was chosen for the chorus in ‘Let’s Go Places’. The law at that time required the girls to be over 15 to dance in the chorus.
Betty was just 13 years old but her mother arranged for her false identification papers so that she could perform. However, the deception was found out and she was disqualified.

Betty Grable Career

In the late 1930s, Grable signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. She appeared in a number of B-movies like Pigskin Parade in 1936, This Way Please in 1937, and College Swing in 1938. Betty Grable played college students in most of these films and was thus typecast in this role.
She landed her first leading role in the 1940s, she was chosen to play Glenda Crawford in the musical film ‘Down Argentine Way’ which also had Don Ameche, Charlotte Greenwood and Carmen Miranda in the star cast.
In 1943, she played the title role in the musical film, Sweet Rosie O’Grady. The story was about a singer who hopes for a better future when she marries an English duke. The movie was a big commercial hit.

In 1947, Grable starred in the highly popular film, Mother Wore Tights in which she was cast opposite Dan Dailey. She played a vaudeville performer whose daughter is embarrassed by her mother’s profession. It was one of the highest grossing films of that year.

In 1950, she played Ruby Summers in the Wabash Avenue. The film was a remake of the 1943 film ‘Coney island’. She portrayed a burlesque queen in a dance hall in Chicago.

Her 1951 film ‘Meet Me After the Show’ was one of the last musicals she appeared in. The movie was about a Broadway actress who is so successful that her husband considers her more of an asset than a wife.

Betty Grable Net worth

As of 2019, her estimated net worth is currently under review. However, her legs were insured for $1,000,000. Detailed information about her property, cars, houses are also not available and we will update you soon.

Betty Grable Quotes

◊ The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.
◊ I have got two reasons for success and I’m standing on both of them.
◊ With the man, the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.
◊ I’m a song and dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that’s the limit of my talents.
◊ You’re better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn’t wanna wander from the stable at night.

Betty Grable Movies

♦ How to Marry a Millionaire
♦ Down Argentine Way
♦ Coney Island 1943

♦ Springtime in the Rockies
♦ Moon Over Miami
♦ Pin Up Girl 1944

♦ The Dolly Sisters 1945
♦ My Blue Heaven 1950
♦ Mother Wore Tights 1947

♦ That Lady in Ermine
♦ I Wake Up Screaming
♦ Sweet Rosie O’Grady

♦ Three for the Show
♦ Tin Pan Alley 1940
♦ Diamond Horseshoe 1945
♦ The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

♦ Wabash Avenue
♦ Footlight Serenade
♦ Song of the Islands 1942
♦ How to Be Very, Very Popular

♦ The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
♦ Meet Me After the Show
♦ The Gay Divorcee

♦ Follow the Fleet
♦ College Swing
♦ Million Dollar Legs 1939

♦ When My Baby Smiles at Me
♦ A Yank in the R.A.F.
♦ Call Me Mister

♦ The Farmer Takes a Wife 1953
♦ Four Jills in a Jeep
♦ Pigskin Parade

♦ Give Me a Sailor
♦ This Way Please
♦ The Nitwits

♦ The thrill of a Lifetime 1937
♦ What Price Innocence?
♦ The Day the Bookies Wept

♦ Hold ‘Em Jail
♦ Cavalcade 1933
♦ Campus Confessions

♦ By Your Leave 1934
♦ Happy Days (1929 film)
♦ Old Man Rhythm

♦ Man About Town 1939
♦ Do You Love Me 1946
♦ Child of Manhattan

♦ Don’t Turn ’em Loose
♦ Probation 1932
♦ A Night at the Biltmore Bowl Film
♦ Collegiate 1936

Betty Grable Death

On 2 July 1973, Betty Grable died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California.

 Two days later, her funeral was held two days later and was attended by ex-husband Harry James and Hollywood stars Dorothy Lamour, Shirley Booth, Mitzi Gaynor, Johnnie Ray, Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, George Raft, Alice Faye, and Dan Dailey.

“I Had the Craziest Dream”, the ballad from Springtime in the Rockies, was played on the church organ. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

Betty Grable Trivia

She was a Republican who supported the campaign of Dwight Eisenhower during the 1952 presidential election.