Knowledge Identifier: +Betty_Grable
In the late 1930s, Grable signed a contract with Paramount Pictures, starring in several B-movies, mostly portraying co-eds
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
Grable married former child actor Jackie Coogan in 1937
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
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
Harry Owens - They appeared in the 1942 Betty Grable film "Song of the Islands"
In 1945, she made "Diamond Horseshoe" with Dick Haymes
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.
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
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"
Jean Acker - She made her last onscreen appearance in the 1955 film "How to Be Very, Very Popular", opposite Betty Grable
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"
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