Elizabeth Ruth Grable
|Born||Dec 18, 1916|
St. Louis, MO
|Died||Jul 2, 1973|
Santa Monica, CA
|Age||Died at 56|
|Final Resting PlaceInglewood Park Cemetery|
|Job||Actress, dancer, singer|
|Top Roles||Kathryn 'Kay' Latimer, also called Miss Adams, Dance Specialty, Carol Brown, Trio Singer, Bonny Kane|
|Top Genres||Musical, Comedy, Romance, Drama, War, Action|
|Top Topics||Romance (Comic), Pre-Code Cinema, Based on Play|
|Top Collaborators||Walter Lang (Director), Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer), William Perlberg (Producer), William LeBaron (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||George Stevens, Lynn Bari, Gladys Cooper see more..|
Betty Grable Overview:
Legendary actress, Betty Grable, was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable on Dec 18, 1916 in St. Louis, MO. Grable died at the age of 56 on Jul 2, 1973 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, CA.
MINI BIO:Was Betty really a chorus girl at 12 (she was born in December)? Every reference gives the same date of birth, so it must be true: in which case, no wonder she had had enough of powder-puff musicals by the time she was 40. The peaches-and-cream blonde with the healthy, swim-star figured labored for ten years on the Hollywood scene before a lucky break (Alice Faye's illness) launched her to top stardom in Down Argentine Way. Her "million-dollar legs" subsequently made her queen of World War II pin-ups. A falling-out with Fox studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck hastened her decline from 1951. Married to Jackie Coogan (1937-1940). (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Betty Grable's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #68 on Feb 15, 1943. Grable was never nominated for an Academy Award.
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Classic Movie Travels: was one of World War II?s most celebrated pin-up girls, in addition to being a gifted actress, singer, model, and dancer. A top box office star, she was one of the highest-paid women of her day. Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on ... Read full article
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5 Things You May Not Know about ? Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 101th Birthday to the legend ! ….. 1.) That Stage Mother Tho I couldn’t find a photo of Grable as a child, but I did one of Grable with her children. So, I was close. If Betty G... Read full article
, Happy Birthday, to the Queen of Dance and Glamor! Born December 18th; 1916-1973By C. S. Williams on Dec 19, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados
Classic Film Aficionados ?? She was beautiful, could dance, could sing, (did I mention beautiful?) act and most all make you glad you watched her movie. What else could one ask for? She was the total package, a true star, with varied talents, and a knack for being in fun-filled film-projects. She w... Read full article
, Happy Birthday, to the Queen of Dance and Glamor! Born December 18th; 1916-1973 (4)By C. S. Williams on Dec 18, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados
? ? She was beautiful, could dance, could sing, (did I mention beautiful?) act and most all make you glad you watched her movie. What else could one ask for? She was the total package, a true star, with varied talents, and a knack for being in fun-filled film-projects. She was beautiful, could da... Read full article
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Betty Grable Quotes:
Wedgewood: That's right.
Stormy: Well what kind of a for-crying-out-loud kind of school could you be in?
Wedgewood: This one, Bristol College.
Stormy: This is a college?
Wedgewood: Well, of course, what did you think it was?
Stormy: I think you better let me outta here. I had all the college boys I want on Saturday nights thank you... tanked up on the two dollar gin.
Ruby Summers: Why, you overgrown, dime-a-dozen wiseacre pig-puss! Who made your clothes? Or did you grow 'em yourself?
Delilah Lee: [singing] Men are nothin' but trouble, trouble, trouble. A horse is a good clean animal.
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