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Betty Grable

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Betty Grable

American actress, dancer, and singer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (77%), Sweden (6%), (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Marilyn Monroe, Otto Preminger, Alice Faye

Linked to: College Swing, NPR, Paramount Pictures, Packard Business College

 

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Betty Grable was born in 1916 add something


1930

In the late 1930s, Grable signed a contract with Paramount Pictures, starring in several B-movies, mostly portraying co-eds add something

 

Irving Cummings - Cummings was known for the big splashy 1930s Technicolor musicals with popular leading ladies such as Betty Grable, Alice_Faye, Carmen Miranda, and Shirley Temple he directed at 20th Century Fox


1933

Leif Erickson - Erickson made his film debut in two 1933 band films with Betty Grable before starting a string of Buster Crabbe Westerns based on Zane Grey novels


1934

Jack Norton - Norton's first film work was for a musical short, "School for Romance", in 1934, in which a young Betty Grable appeared, but his scenes were deleted


1937

Grable married former child actor Jackie Coogan in 1937 add something

 

Jules C. Stein - In 1937, MCA opened shop in Hollywood and became the agent for such stars as Bette Davis, Betty Grable, Joan_Crawford, Greta Garbo, Eddie Cantor, Ingrid Bergman, Frank Sinatra and Jack Benny


1939

He was under considerable stress from a lawsuit against his parents over his childhood earnings and the couple divorced in 1939 add something

 

In 1939, Grable appeared with her husband Jackie Coogan in "Million Dollar Legs", a low-budget B-movie from whose title Grable's nickname was taken add something

 

She came to prominence in 1939 when she signed with Twentieth Century-Fox and signed on to appear opposite Ethel Merman in the Broadway musical "Du Barry Was a Lady" add something


1940

In a 1940 interview, Grable said that she was "sick and tired" of show business and had decided to retire add something

 

Linda Darnell - In late 1940, Fox chose her for the main role in "Song of the Islands" , a Hawaiian musical film which eventually starred Betty Grable

 

June Haver - She is best remembered as a popular alternative to the musical film stars Betty Grable and Alice Faye in several musicals in the 1940s


1941

Following the success of this film, Grable was assigned to "I Wake Up Screaming", in 1941, a black-and-white film noir co-starring Carole Landis and Victor Mature add something

 

In 1941, she was cast in the Technicolor musical "Moon Over Miami" with Don Ameche add something

 

Carole Landis - She had roles playing opposite fellow pin-up girl Betty Grable in "Moon Over Miami" and "I Wake Up Screaming", both in 1941

 

Rita Hayworth - When the U.S. joined World War II in December 1941, the photo made Hayworth one of the top two "pin-up girls" of the war years; the other was the blonde Betty Grable


1942

Harry Owens - They appeared in the 1942 Betty Grable film "Song of the Islands"


1943

Also in 1943, Grable's pin-up picture was taken and resulted in her being cast in "Pin Up Girl" add something

 

In 1943, Grable was named by movie exhibitors as the most popular box office draw in the country add something

 

In 1943, she married trumpeter Harry James add something

 

"Wabash Avenue" was a remake of Grable's 1943 film "Coney Island", and she again co-starred with Dan Dailey in "My Blue Heaven" add something


1945

In 1945, she made "Diamond Horseshoe" with Dick Haymes add something


1946

In 1946, Grable appeared as herself in a cameo role in "Do You Love Me", her only film appearance that year add something


1947

Grable came back into the spotlight with the 1947 film, "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim", but it was overshadowed by her succeeding project "Mother Wore Tights", with one of her most frequent co-stars, Dan Dailey add something

 

"Mother Wore Tights" was Fox's most successful film of 1947 and came to be known as Grable's "signature film" add something

 

Frederica Sagor Maas - Bad representation caused the story to sell for a pittance, and it would not be produced until 1947 when it was rendered almost unrecognizable in an adaptation by Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th Century Fox for Betty Grable

 

Otto Preminger - Betty Grable was cast opposite Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The film had previously been another Lubitsch project, but after his sudden death in November 1947, Preminger took over


1948

Ernst Lubitsch - His last film, "That Lady in Ermine" with Betty Grable, was completed by Otto Preminger and released posthumously in 1948


1949

In 1949, Grable's film "The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend" was released but was a critical and box-office failure, and Grable's film career began to falter add something

 

Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet_Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.


1950

In 1950, Grable made two successful films, "Wabash Avenue" and "My Blue Heaven" add something

 

Throughout her career, Grable was typecast in her stereotype-musical film roles, and when her career faltered in the 1950s, she found it hard to reinvent herself as a serious, trained actress add something


1951

After the release of the 1951 musical "Meet Me After the Show", for which she received good reviews for her comedic talent, Grable took a break from acting; she turned down the lead role in "The Girl Next Door", a role that eventually went to June Haver add something

 

In 1951, Grable made a film version of "Call Me Mister", the 1946 Broadway revue about returning soldiers add something


1952

In late 1952, Grable returned to acting, hoping to star with Jane Russell in Fox's film version of the Broadway musical comedy "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" add something


1953

Doe Avedon - The film was based on the 1953 film of the same name starring Betty Grable, Marilyn_Monroe and Lauren Bacall

 

Merry Anders - The series was based on the hit 1953 film of the same name starring Betty Grable, Marilyn_Monroe, and Lauren Bacall


1955

Jean Acker - She made her last onscreen appearance in the 1955 film "How to Be Very, Very Popular", opposite Betty Grable


1956

Afterward, Grable wanted the role of Miss Adelaide in the 1956 film "Guys and Dolls", but it went to Vivian Blaine add something

 

Carl Ballantine - He was the first magician to play Las Vegas, appearing on a bill with Harry James, Betty Grable and Sammy Davis Jr. at El Rancho Vegas in 1956


1965

They endured a tumultuous alcoholism-and-infidelity-plagued 22-year marriage before divorcing in 1965 add something


1970

John Vivyan - Vivyan made relatively few appearances after 1970, when he guest starred once on Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.'s ABC crime drama "The F.B.I." His last two appearances were on CBS in 1982 as Mr. Mittenhoff in the episode "Jennifer's and Johnny's Charity" on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati", and in 1983 as Farley in the episode " Betty Grable Flies Again" on the detective series "Simon & Simon"


1973

Grable died in 1973 at age 56 of lung cancer add something


Betty Grable died in 1973 add something

 

Grable died of lung cancer at age 56 in Santa Monica, California, on July 2, 1973 add something


2007

Hugh Hefner, founder of "Playboy", noted on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" on April 23, 2007, in an interview with Terry Gross, that Grable was his inspiration for founding the "Playboy" empire add something


2009

She was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in 2009 add something