Betty Grable Movies List

Betty Grable
Betty Grable
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Happy Days

Actor Betty Grable Filmography

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The Love Goddesses
The Love Goddesses ( English )
Director: Saul J. Turrell
Release date: 03-03-1965
How To Be Very, Very Popular
Artist: Betty Grable , Sheree North , Bob Cummings , Charles Coburn , Tommy Noonan
Director: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 22-07-1955
Three for the Show
Three for the Show ( English )
Music Director: George Duning
Release date: 24-02-1955
How to Marry a Millionaire
Artist: Marilyn Monroe , Betty Grable , Lauren Bacall , David Wayne , Rory Calhoun
Director: Jean Negulesco , Forrest E. Johnston
Release date: 29-10-1953
The Farmer Takes a Wife
Artist: Betty Grable , Dale Robertson , Thelma Ritter , John Carroll , Eddie Foy
Director: May Wynn
Release date: 12-06-1953
My Blue Heaven
My Blue Heaven ( English )
Artist: Betty Grable , Dan Dailey , David Wayne , Mitzi Gaynor , Laura Pierpont
Director: Henry Kester , Henry Koster
Release date: 18-12-1950
Wabash Avenue
Wabash Avenue ( English )
Director: Henry Koster
Release date: 31-03-1950
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Artist: Betty Grable , Cesar Romero , Rudy Vallee , Dan Jackson , Emory Parnell
Director: Preston Sturges
Release Year: 1949
When My Baby Smiles At Me
Artist: Betty Grable , Dan Dailey , Jack Oakie , June Havoc , Richard Arlen
Director: Walter Lang
Release date: 10-11-1948
That Lady in Ermine
That Lady in Ermine ( English )
Artist: Betty Grable , Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Cesar Romero , Walter Abel
Release date: 24-08-1948
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Betty Grable Biography

Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her mother Lillian was a stubborn and materialistic woman who was determined to make her daughter a star. Elizabeth, who later became Betty, was enrolled in Clark's Dancing School at the age of three. With her mother's guidance, Betty studied ballet and tap dancing. At age 13, Betty and her mother set out for Hollywood with the hopes of stardom. Lillian lied about her daughter's age, and Ruth landed several minor parts in films in 1930, such as Whoopee! (1930), New Movietone Follies of 1930 (1930), Happy Days (1929) and Let's Go Places (1930). In 1932, she signed with RKO Radio Pictures. The bit parts continued for the next three years. Betty finally landed a substantial part in By Your Leave (1934). One of her big roles was in College Swing (1938). Unfortunately, the public did not seem to take notice. She was beginning to think she was a failure. The next year, she married former child star Jackie Coogan. His success boosted hers, but they divorced in 1940. When she landed the role of Glenda Crawford in Down Argentine Way (1940), the public finally took notice of this shining bright star. Stardom came through comedies such as Coney Island (1943) and Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943). The public was enchanted with Betty. Her famous pin-up pose during World War II adorned barracks all around the world. With that pin-up and as the star of lavish musicals, Betty became the highest-paid star in Hollywood. After the war, her star continued to rise. In 1947, the United States Treasury Department noted that she was the highest paid star in America, earning about $300,000 a year - a phenomenal sum even by today's standards. Later, 20th Century-Fox, who had her under contract, insured her legs with Lloyds of London for a million dollars. Betty continued to be popular until the mid-1950s, when musicals went into a decline. Her last film was How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955). She then concentrated on Broadway and nightclubs. In 1965, she divorced band leader Harry James, whom she had wed in 1943. Betty Grable died at age 56 of lung cancer on July 2, 1973 in Santa Monica, California. Her life was an active one, devoid of the scandals that plagued many stars in one way or another. In reality, she cared for her family and the family life more than stardom. In that way, she was a true star. Date of Death 2 July 1973, Santa Monica, California  (lung cancer)   Interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California

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