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A Young Betty Grable

Stage Name

Birth Name

Betty Grable

Elizabeth (Francis) Ruth Grable

Francis Dean  

     a.k.a. Francis Dean in some movie credits. Betty took lessons at Clark's Dancing school at a very early age. She studied Tap and Ballet into her teens and moved to Hollywood in 1929. She landed her first role at the age of 13 as a 'Happy Days' chorus girl in 1929 . Before turning 18, Betty landed a few small movie parts then finally signed up with RKO Pictures. Vinton Haworth, brother of Volga Haworth-Cansino ( Rita Hayworth's mothe R) was Betty's uncle.

     Betty would become one of the most famous and loved Hollywood Pin-Up girls during W.W.II as well as the highest paid movie star in the United States. Betty's Legs were even insured for the measly sum of a million dollars with Llyods of London. Grable was publicized for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood" and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Hosiery specialists of the era often noted "the ideal proportions of her legs as: thigh (18.5") calf (12"), and ankle (7.5"). Betty Grable was an avid fan of Swing and Latin dancing which was popular during WWII and had made the most famous G.I. Pin-up during this time.

     On July 2, 1973, Betty Grable died of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California. She was 56 years old. Betty made over eighty movies during her career.

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Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

ST. Louis, Missouri 12/18/1916 - 7/2/1973 Jackie Coogan (1937-39) Victoria James
    Harry James (1943-65) Jesica James
      Bob Remick (never wed)  

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Dan Dailey Betty Grable - the Pin-Up Girl (CD)
The Conga Hermes Pan (Swing & Conga) The Bayamo (Desi, James) (Clip)
The Jitterbug Johnny Downes  
Latin dances Stephen Kirchner  
Tap dance Condos Brothers (Tap)

Publications

  Betty Grable and her Bombadiers 12/11/1939 - Life Magazine
    7/1948 - Movie Life
    2/1953 - Movie Star Parade
    Book: 1993 - Betty Grable
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Television

Theaters

Stage

1945 - Bob Hope Show (Bombadiers)(Clip) 46th St. Theatre (1939) 1929 - Happy Days
1954 - Shower of Stars (Baby wont you pls)(Clip) St. James Theatre (1962) 12/29/1932 - Tatter Tales
      Embassy Theatre 1939 - DuBarry was a Lady
          1962 - Hello Dolly
        Meet Me After The Show

Clips / Films

Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1930 - Happy Days Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1938 - College Swing [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1930 - Let's Go Places Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1938 - Give Me A Sailor [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1930 - New Movietone Follies
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1939 - Day the Bookies Wept, the
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1930 - Whoopie! Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1939 - Man About Town
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Age Of Consent Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1939 - Million Dollar Legs [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Crashing Hollywood
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1940 - Down Argentine Way [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Flirty Sleepwalker
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1940 - Tin Pan Alley [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Hold Em Jail Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1941 - Moon Over Miami [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Hollywood Lights
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1941 - A Yank in the R.A.F. [ DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Kid From Spain [DVD]
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1942 - Footlight Serenade [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1932 - Second Chances
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1942 - Song of the Islands [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1933 - Cavalcade
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1942 - Springtime in the Rockies [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1933 - Melody Cruise
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1943 - Coney Island
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1933 - Meet My Sister Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1943 - Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1933 - Child Of Manhattan Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1944 - Four Jills in a Jeep [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1933 - Air Tonic
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1944 - Pin Up Girl [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1933 - The Jewel
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1945 - Diamond Horseshoe
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - Elmer Steps Out
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1945 - Dolly Sisters [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - Business is a Pleasure
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1947 - Mother Wore Tights [DVD] ( Kirchner)
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - Susie's Affairs Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1947 - Hollywood Bound
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - Gay Divorcee [DVD]
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1947 - Shocking Miss Pilgrim, the
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - By Your Leave
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1948 - That Lady in Ermine
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - Student Tour Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1949 - Bashful Blonde from Bashfull Bend [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1934 - Hips, Hips, Hooray!
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1950 - My Blue Heaven
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1935 - Night At The Biltmore Bowl
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1950 - Wabash Avenue
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1935 - Old Man Rhythm
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1951 - Call Me Mister
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1936 - The Collegiate
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1951 - Meet Me After The Show (w/ Condos Brothers)
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1936 - Follow The Fleet [DVD]
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1953 - How to Marry a Millionaire [ DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1936 - Pigskin Parade [DVD]
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1953 - Farmer Takes A Wife [DVD]
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1937 - Thrill Of A Lifetime
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1955 - How To Be Very Popular
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1938 - Campus Confessions
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1955 - Three for the Show [DVD]
    Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. Biography: Betty Grable [DVD]
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