Grable, Betty

   The serviceman’s favorite pin-up girl during World War II was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable in St. Louis, Missouri. She began her film career in blackface in Happy Days in 1929 and had small roles in several films throughout the 1930s before achieving some success in Dubarry Was a Lady in 1939. She signed a contract with 20th Century Fox and starred in more than half a dozen films during World War II. In 1943, she posed in a bathing costume for a photograph that became iconic. It was named as one of 100 photos that changed the world by Life magazine. The best-paid female star, Grable’s legs were reputedly insured for $1 million each. One of her wartime movies was appropriately entitled Pin Up Girl (1944). She made several more films after the war, including Lady in Ermine (1948), My Blue Heaven (1950), and her last film, How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).
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  • Grable, Betty — orig. Ruth Elizabeth Grable born Dec. 18, 1916, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died July 2, 1973, Santa Monica, Calif. U.S. film actress. She performed as a chorus line dancer in 1930s musicals, then was featured in musicals such as Down Argentine Way… …   Universalium

  • Grable, Betty — orig. Ruth Elizabeth Grable (18 dic. 1916, St. Louis, Mo., EE.UU.–2 jul. 1973, Santa Mónica, Cal.). Actriz de cine estadounidense. Actuó como corista en películas musicales de la década de 1930 y posteriormente protagonizó musicales como Serenata …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Grable, Betty — pseud. di Grable, Elizabeth Ruth …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Betty Grable — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Betty Grable Betty Grable en el trailer de How to Marry a Millionaire Nombre real …   Wikipedia Español

  • Grable — Betty Grable 1943 auf dem Cover eines U. S. Army Magazines Betty Grable (* 18. Dezember 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri; † 2. Juli 1973 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien; eigentlich Ruth Elizabeth Grable) war eine US amerikanische Schauspielerin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grable — Grable, Betty (1916 73) a US actress who appeared in musical films. She became a ↑pin up for the soldiers during World War II, and in 1942 her legs were insured for $250,000 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Betty Grable — Infobox actor bgcolour = silver name = Betty Grable imagesize = caption = in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) birthname = Elizabeth Ruth Grable birthdate = birth date|1916|12|18|mf=y location = St. Louis, Missouri deathdate = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • betty — /bet ee/, n., pl. betties. See brown betty. [1915 20, Amer.; by shortening] * * * (as used in expressions) Betty Joan Perske Comden Betty Friedan Betty Betty Naomi Goldstein Grable Betty * * * …   Universalium

  • Betty — /bet ee/, n. a female given name, form of Elizabeth. * * * (as used in expressions) Betty Joan Perske Comden Betty Friedan Betty Betty Naomi Goldstein Grable Betty * * * …   Universalium

  • Betty — (as used in expressions) Betty Joan Perske Comden, Betty Friedan, Betty Betty Naomi Goldstein Grable, Betty …   Enciclopedia Universal

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